Purpose

The Family Support approach is a grassroots effort of combining knowledge of family systems, culturally appropriate services, community building and resource assistance in communities focusing on preventing crisis’ and promoting healthy functioning individuals, families and communities.

Family Support encourages public and private agencies to work together to become more preventive, responsive, flexible, family-focused, strengths-based, and holistic. This approach makes us and more effective. We urge the overall community – policymakers, program providers, parents and employers to take responsibility for improving the lives of children and families, individuals and the health of the community.

The family support movement transforms our society into caring communities of citizens putting each other first to ensure that all children, families and adults get what they need to succeed.

For more information, read our Family Support Fact Sheet.