Thanks to our growing partnership with the state of Missouri, we are expanding our
family reunification services (FRS)
intensive in-home services (IIS)
in Northwest Missouri! This five-year contract will grow our FRS and IIS work from five to 23 counties; all of which we’re already partnering with through the recruitment and licensing of foster parents.
FRS helps families become and remain safe so their children can return home from state custody.
Sometimes children like now 4-year-old Charlie have to be removed from their home to remain safe. But many kids, including Charlie, have parents committed to growth and change so their child can return home. Charlie’s parents were very cautious and reserved with their parenting and discipline, but our FRS specialist partnered with them to improve functioning in the home and access to support systems so their family could once again be together. The family has learned to acknowledge and grieve for the time they lost with their child, but also be excited for the time they now have in their safe and healthier home.
IIS helps families become safe so children do not have to enter state custody.
When Nate began IIS, he was very guarded and felt strongly that he did not need anyone’s help — after all, he and Martina had been caring for their children on their own for more than a year. But after the first few weeks, Nate realized that accepting help to improve safety doesn’t make him less of a father, but
of a father. After successfully completing IIS, which kept his children safely at home, he reached out to our staff for advice on how to handle a new situation with his oldest child. We are so impressed and grateful for Nate’s growth and continued commitment to developing his skills as a father.