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Thriving Families Program

~ Family Support Services and Parent-Child Welfare Services ~

We focus on empowering families to thrive through self-sufficiency and productive living.

Crisis Intervention and Separation Prevention

The goal of this early-response service is to remove the risk of harm to a child instead of removing the child, as well as to assist separated families in the process of reunification via parent advocacy. Families are provided a path for developing new behaviors and to make better choices for their children. 

In-home Direct Services: Almost all services take place in the client’s home yet can be arranged in a conducive setting in the community if the family prefers.

Availability: 16 hours a day, 7 days a week on-call. Families are given concentrated levels of availability for close monitoring of severe situations.

Program Duration: Phase I Services are provided within a period of 4 weeks. This service is designed to resolve the immediate crisis, and to teach strengths-based, growth skills for the family resolve immediate issues to remain together.  Families can either close out services at the 4-week mark, or they can enter into Phase II to get weekly case management over the course of 6 months to advance their Family Development Plans.

Family Reunification Services

This Phase II direct service works holistically to prevent separation, as well as provide a pathway to reunification for families that have already been separated via the following supportive services:

  • Parenting Support and Case Management
  • Parenting Skills Training
  • Family Development Planning
  • Empowerment and leadership (life skills) training
  • Housing and Financial assistance
  • Educational Enrichment & Technical Assistance for School-Aged Children

Tenant and Landlord Support

This component offers family development services to residents of Property Management Companies that provide HUD subsidies via contractual agreements for a fee. The work of this component is a liaison role between landlords and tenants, with the focus on the residents’ social and economic development goals and dreams. These services include the following:

  • Tenant – Landlord Facilitation
  • Parenting Support and Case Management
  • Individual/Family Development Planning
  • Empowerment and Leadership training
  • Housing and Financial assistance
  • Health & Wellness Consultation and Support
  • Employment & Training Assistance
  • Educational Enrichment & Technical Assistance for School-Aged Children

Youth Programming

  • LEAP (Leadership Engineering Academy Program)
  • Back-to-School Blast Mini Camp


LEAP Programs components include Workforce and Career Development, STEM and Academic Enrichment, Leadership and Empowerment, and Supportive Services.

BTS Blast Mini Camp:

Activities include: Academic and leadership assignments and discussions, a Leadership Lunch, Kite-making project, Trips sponsored by Tickets for Kids, Field trip to the ECO Center for an awesome learning experience, a visit from Pittsburgh Police, water-fun activities, and more.

Adult Professional & Entrepreneurship Programs

  • Business & Leadership Development Trainings
  • High-Priority, Social-Based Occupations Workforce Trainings

Business Development and Support Services:

  • Business and Organizational Consultations
  • Business and Investor Plans
  • Organizational Planning and Development
  • Loan Prep and Proposals
  • Grant Writing
  • Financial Planning/Finding Relevant Funding Resources 

CLI Workforce Trainings:

  • Administrative and Program Assistance
  • Financial and Administrative Systems Development
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