Director of Outcomes and Community Impact
Para Los Niños’ Family Support Centers offer local families comprehensive support services designed to prevent child abuse and strengthen families. The Centers provide emergency assistance for families as well as services designed to promote positive and sustainable change for families living in some of the poorest neighborhoods in Central and South Central Los Angeles, Watts, Willowbrook, Rampart, Pico Union, MacArthur Park and surrounding neighborhoods. Crisis intervention services include food vouchers, transportation tokens, diaper and clothing distribution, and access to emergency shelters. Staff also help families access the full range of services available at the agency and throughout the communities we serve. Children and families are supported through coordinated and comprehensive supports that build on family strengths, promote resiliency in children and families, and address risk factors that often contribute to child abuse and neglect.
Once critical needs for food, clothing and shelter are met, Para Los Niños works with families to address emotional, social, educational, and related concerns. By integrating a full range of assistance to meet a continuum of child and family needs, we work with families to identify the root causes of their concerns, co-create solutions, and offer them the comprehensive emotional, social and educational supports they need to develop healthier environments for their young children.
With funding from First 5 LA, the Department of Children and Family Services, and a host of private foundations, family case managers, in home visitors and counselors, licensed social workers, family advocates, and licensed clinicians provide the following supports:
- Comprehensive family assessment, case planning and management
- In home visitation, counseling and psycho-social support and education
- Parenting classes
- Support groups (i.e. Domestic Violence, Anger Management; Fatherhood support)
- Parent Leadership opportunities
- Benefits enrollment
- Transportation tokens
- Food vouchers
- Emergency shelter vouchers
- Household supplies
Our intensive case management, home visits and related support services educate and assist parents in developing the skills necessary to provide safe and nurturing environments for their children.