INVESTING IN CHILDREN
Every child deserves a happy and healthy life. Together, our Therapeutic Childcare and Family Services help build strong families and brighter futures.
families received services through our programs in 2021.
of preschool children in Therapeutic Childcare improved in early literacy skills in 2021.
of families served are stronger family units after participation in Therapeutic Childcare services in 2021.
BREAKING THE CYCLE OF HOMELESSNESS
Children experiencing homelessness face unique academic, psychological and social challenges.
Without a safe place to play, kids miss out on critical aspects of development, including learning to walk, making eye contact and more.
Parents who are struggling to feed their children and to ensure they have a safe place to sleep often don’t have time or energy to focus on literacy, behavior and school attendance.
Children who are homeless are four times as likely to have delayed development and twice as likely to repeat a grade in school.
Our services are dedicated to preparing children who are homeless for success. We do this by integrating behavioral, developmental and clinical services.
Therapeutic Childcare Services Include:
Child Development Programs
State-licensed childcare that builds the essential skills children
Children are clinically assessed, and receive support and treatment to ensure healthy development and behavior.
Family Literacy Program
We create a fun and supportive environment to encourage children & parents to read while also teaching strategies that improve literacy.
Each week day, school-age children have a safe place to do their homework and engage in educational activities. Volunteer tutors and mentors support the kids.
Parenting classes cover child development, attachment and safety. Families can attend family therapy, in which parents are observed and coached during interactions with their children.
Volunteer mentors visit their assigned buddies each week to help them with their school work and to show them they care.
“At Therapeutic Childcare, my kids’ reading skills have gotten better. Their attention span has got better. They’re interacting with other kids more.”
SERVICES FOR FAMILIES
Our range of housing options moves families off the streets, while intensive support helps parents regain self-sufficiency.
Family Services Include:
Housing for Families
We offer specialized housing options suited to meet the needs of two-parent, single father or single mother households.
Employment & Childcare
Low-income families struggle to find affordable child care. Thanks to our Therapeutic Childcare Program, parents are free to look for employment and housing.
Families have access to daily meals, behavioral & physical health care, employment & education services, addiction treatment and more.
“I’ve hit rock bottom and there are people [at Father Joe’s Villages] who are going to help us. I’m just so thankful. There are really a lot of options for me — and for my kids — to provide a better life for them.”
prepares a child for success with a day of Therapeutic Childcare.
provides a family of four safe and secure housing for one day.
provides Therapeutic Childcare one month of diapers and baby formula.