We offer the individuals and families we serve resources by which they can learn, grow and thrive.
The Foundation provided support for the Strengthening Families program, which combines parent empowerment workshops and individualized case management services. Parent empowerment workshops enhance knowledge and build skills to help establish healthy social connections with others who currently face and/or have overcome similar barriers. Individualized case management helps families to overcome barriers, and make progress toward self-identified goals in areas including parenting, health, legal, education and employment. By addressing several needs concurrently, the Strengthening Families Program helps to increase the likelihood of family success.
University Settlement serves the Broadway-Slavic Village neighborhood, an area of concentrated poverty in Cleveland.
The Strengthening Families program aligns with parent empowerment by providing information about child development and parenting, access to emotional and social supports, and supporting parents’ pursuit of personal and family goals. The program also addresses the struggles that many families in low-income urban neighborhoods face, including but not limited to employment and livable incomes, struggling schools, drug abuse and mental health issues.