At FIT, we recognize that helping an individual or family maintain housing stability often takes more than simply providing a home. The supportive services we provide focus on the strengths of each and every participant and their family while providing vital opportunities to build the skills necessary for self-sufficiency and stability.
Youth programming is how Families in Transition – New Horizons reaches out to our youngest participants and promotes our belief in the strength of families. To increase positive family interaction and cohesion, we provide youth participants and their families with a combination of homeless-informed child care, family therapy, and opportunity for social activities that helps create a unique, fun, and safe family space. This programming is available only to FIT participants.
Our programming has three core components:
- Child and family advocacy, to promote family cohesion and unity.
- Child and family therapy, to strengthen family relationships as well as provide crisis support, stress management, coping skills, and self-awareness skills to enhance individual growth and achievement.
- Therapeutic childcare center, The Family Place, to promote positive social interaction and provide trauma-informed childcare for children ages 2-5.
As part of the Families in Transition – New Horizons program, youth build self-esteem, interact with peers, practice social skills, and find unique opportunities to have fun and build friendships and family relationships. Past youth events include outings to Red Sox games, visits to local parks and theaters, and birthday and holiday celebrations.
Parents benefit from programming that provides opportunities for role-modeling and positive family relationship-building. Additionally, access to comprehensive and reliable child care enables parents to work, attend adult programming, and take personal time.
The Family Place offers therapeutic child development to Families in Transition – New Horizons youth participants. As part of the program, FIT youth and families build on their strengths through case management, child and family therapy, skill development and recreational activities. Highly qualified staff and trained volunteers join community partners in delivering innovative programming designed to enrich, support, and celebrate the uniqueness of each family.
For more information about The Family Place, call (603) 641-1143, ext. 329 or email [email protected].