Strengthening Our Families
The Foundling’s Strengthening Our Families program works to prevent child welfare involvement by helping families improve their skills in five areas: 1) family stability; 2) family well-being; 3) education and training; 4) employment and financial management; and 5) goal setting.
Utilizing the evidence-based model Mobility Mentoring, the program pairs each family with a coach who provides regular home-based sessions to guide parents and children through improving their relationships, resolving family issues, and receiving the resources to navigate adversity and thrive in their communities. After 8-12 months of participation in the program, families emerge focused, self-sufficient, and equipped to support one another. Strengthening our Families is open to families with children of all ages, and operates in select neighborhoods of The Bronx.