Families Together is an innovative counseling program providing home-based services to families living throughout Santa Cruz County. The primary objectives are to improve safety, child development, and family relationships. Learn more about protecting children here: http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/guide2012/guide.pdf#page=14
Families Together provides counseling, parenting support, and case management to families using a home visiting model and a client-centered approach to services. Caregivers participate in the development of an individualized service plan based on their unique strengths and needs.
Families referred by Santa Cruz County Family & Children’s Services or CalWORKs are assigned a therapist who helps design customized services, including sessions in English or Spanish, and in the home or other preferred location. Families learn about parenting, child development, parent-child attachment, and general wellness. In addition to counseling, home visitors connect families with other community resources such as substance use counseling, interpersonal violence services, and early education support.
Families Together is a collaborative program partnering with local and national initiatives.
For more information about Differential Response, please see the California Department of Social Services website at http://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/Child-Welfare-Protection/Differential-Response.
For more information about Santa Cruz County’s Thrive By Three initiative, please visit this website: http://www.fundingthenextgeneration.org/nextgenwp/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Thrive-by-Three-Investing-in-Santa-Cruz-Countys-Youngest-Children-v6-002.pdf
9057 Soquel Drive C, Suite A
Aptos, CA 95003
Phone: (831) 662-1303