Strengthening Families Is Coming Together
June 27, 2017
The Strengthening Families Initiative is designed to provide programming to families of all shapes and sizes throughout Delaware County.
Our initiatives are focused on children ages 0-5 and students in grades 6-8 in an effort to build resiliency during these two very impactful stages of life. While these are our areas of focus, programming will be made available for children of all ages.
In the 2014 United Way of Delaware County Community Needs Assessment (CNA), “Families in constant crisis” is a priority. By encouraging participation in early childhood education, long-term success increases. By focusing on social emotional development, the early childhood education goal also encompasses the CNA “Access to mental health” priority.The CNA listed “Mentorship opportunities for youth and young adults” as a priority. By encouraging participation in afterschool activities, long-term success increases. Because afterschool programming is shown to help adolescents make better choices, the afterschool programming goal also encompasses the CNA “Heroin and opiate abuse” priority.