Family Support Services
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters
HIPPY is a structured, home-based model focused on parent-child centered learning designed to remove barriers and to reach low income families with limited education to become their child’s first teacher. The family is provided with a set of developmentally appropriate materials, curriculum, and books designed to strengthen their children’s cognitive skills, early literacy skills, social/emotional and physical development.
Through HIPPY, parents not only become actively involved in the lives of their children, but assist their children to reach their full potential as prepare to enter school.
HIPPY is available to families in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami Dade. For more information, please contact:
Broward Miranda GoPaul at (954) 724-4075 Broward County Intake Form
Miami Dade Diana Palacios at (305) 749 – 8616 Miami Dade Intake Form
Palm Beach Martha Gomez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurturing Parenting Program
The Nurturing Parenting Program is a short term intensive in-home visitation parent education program using the Nurturing Parenting Skills for Families framework. Families and their children, birth – 11 years old, are eligible for services. All sessions are designed to promote the 5 Nurturing Constructs and 5 Protective factors that form the core service delivery and provide an opportunity for strength based wraparound case management services. Total service time is approximately 18-20 weeks.
Nuturing Parenting Program is available to families in Broward and Miami Dade. For more information, please contact:
Broward Monica Pena at (954) 724-3907 Broward County Intake Form
Miami Dade Claudia Lear at (305)749-8603 Miami Dade Intake Form
This intensive, short term family stabilization program serves families at high risk for abuse and/or neglect. Mental health professionals provide home and community based services and assist with needed referrals to ensure child safety and family stabilization.
Referrals are currently only accepted from Citrus Family Care Network at this time. For more information please contact, Wendy Salomon at (305) 749-8611.
Incredible Years Program
This evidence-based group parenting program targets families with a child(ren) ages birth to three and meets weekly to promote children’s social, emotional and language development and connects with children’s school community to improve social emotional learning and reduce conduct problems.
For more information please contact: Claudia Lear at (305) 749-8603.
Benefit Enrollment Services
This service helps families navigate the complicated benefits system by supporting application completion and submission and referrals to community organizations. This program is available to low-income families with children ages birth to 17 years old in Miami Dade County.
For more information please contact Diana Palacios at (305) 749-8616.