Positive Youth Development
- ELEVATE: A 21st-Century Learning Center. ELEVATE serves MLK School for Boys and Old West End Academy students in grades K-4 who are at risk for academic failure. With the help of connected and engaged administration and teachers, as well as highly qualified program staff and volunteers, we deliver education-based curriculum matched to student abilities.
- Health and Wellness Promotion. In addition to offering programming that teaches young people about the importance of nutritious meals, we are partnered with other organizations to reduce infant mortality through the Moses Project. These programs are overseen by a team of dedicated professionals and rigorously evaluated to ensure that they meet their intended goals.
- Juvenile Re-Entry and Delinquency Prevention. The Breaking Barriers program helps youth participants make better decisions, develop morals and character, and resolve conflicts effectively. We provide opportunities for service learning and workforce development for youth participants.
Adult and Family Support
- Family Education. CHFS uses evidence models that prepare fathers to increase their sense of self-worth, personal empowerment, empathy, bonding, and attachment. In addition, they learn alternative strategies to harsh and abusive disciplinary practices and gain knowledge of age-appropriate developmental expectations, all of which helps reduce abuse and neglect rates.
- ENGAGE: Workforce Development. ENGAGE empowers families to nurture children, galvanize supports, access resources and gain meaningful employment. We provide Lucas County fathers with career training, job-seeking skills training, and access to job-placement services, GED preparation, and other assistance programs. In addition, they receive guidance that helps them become successful providers and role models for their children. In addition, CHFS has equipped parents with the necessary skills to manage the demands of parenting, adjust to the workforce and remain engaged, and become positive contributors to their community.
- Family Navigator Program. The Family Navigator Program serves families and individuals impacted by the criminal justice system, offering family education and support, workforce development and training, and educational enrichment, support and engagement.
Visit our Results page to see how these programs are providing measurable outcomes to program participants. To learn more about these programs, please complete the form below. You can also make a tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button.