Family and Community Services
At Children’s Place Association, we work with families confronting serious health conditions and economic disparity. Our comprehensive services help parents and their children develop the strategies, life skills and supports needed to overcome challenges so they can lead healthy, successful lives. Our Family and Community Services include:
Case Managers and Family Support Specialists assess families’ needs and connect them to services and resources. They are advocates for our clients, helping them obtain emergency assistance, housing, medical care and educational resources for children.
Mental Health Counseling
Individual and group counseling helps children, parents and other family members learn coping skills to address emotional challenges, often related to trauma and serious illness. We offer targeted support groups for parents and teens.
Lucy R. Sprague Summer Camp
Our Lucy R. Sprague Summer Camp is a four-week day camp for youth whose lives are impacted by family illness. The camp provides a place for children to enjoy summer, build lasting friendships and learn about healthy living.
Throughout the year, Children’s Place also hosts recreational and social events for client families, providing safe, nurturing and fun environments for children and adults to connect with a supportive network of their peers.
Children’s Place provides subsidized apartments and supportive services for families facing health issues and housing insecurity. With the opening of our new West Humboldt Place building in October 2015, we now provide furnished apartments for 20 families. The program includes a dedicated case manager and other supportive services to help vulnerable families stabilize, improve their health, access education and job training and work towards self-sufficiency.