Purpose

The Family Support approach is a grassroots effort of combining knowledge of family systems, culturally appropriate services, community building and resource assistance in communities focusing on preventing crisis’ and promoting healthy functioning individuals, families and communities.

Family Support is a shift in human services delivery that encourages public and private agencies to work together and to become more preventive, responsive, flexible, family-focused, strengths-based, and holistic and thus more effective. It urges the overall community – policymakers, program providers, parents, employers – to takes responsibility for improving the lives of children and families, individuals and community’s.

The family support movement transforms our society into caring communities of citizens putting each other first and that ensures that all children, families and adults get what they need to succeed.

For more information, read our Family Support Fact Sheet.