We catalyze and sustain opportunities to ensure that community resources meet families’ needs and empower parents to implement their vision for the health and well-being of their families.
Parents* want their families to succeed. Yet often, they face stresses and challenges that put family success at risk. It is critical, therefore, to assist families in need with resources, information and networks that can expand their opportunities to live healthy, fulfilling lives.
At Saint Luke’s Foundation, we invest in building the capacity of organizations to support families. Our Resilient Families program strategy seeks partners that value the intrinsic assets within families and empower families to support themselves and one another. We are also equally committed to ensuring that families build strong networks and ties to grassroots and community-based resources as we recognize that sustainable solutions exist in neighborhoods and between individual families.
As our community provides families with concrete, dependable services that meet their needs and encourages them to take charge of their health and well-being, families grow more resilient—ready to overcome any obstacles in their path.
*By parents we mean any adult who plays a significant role in raising and caring for minor children. We recognize that families come in many different configurations, and it is important to recognize and build upon the strengths of diverse parents and families.
Family Connections: Strong Families Build Strong Communities
Family Connections of Northeast Ohio has been helping families grow stronger together for over 35 years. They provide parenting support and educational opportunities for families with children from birth through age five. In this photo, Saint Luke’s Foundation staff members Angel Johnson and Kristen Summers are volunteers at the center cleaning toys for kids.