Family Engagement 2017-01-12T18:17:52+00:00

Center of Life looks at the whole child through our Family Engagement initiatives! We believe that families have the greatest influence in their children’s lives because parents are their child’s first teacher. To holistically serve the youth in our programming, we must also work alongside their parents. When you empower parents, you empower children! When you empower children, you empower a society.

Our Family and Outreach Specialist is a licensed social worker who helps families take steps to becoming stronger. Below are some of the services that we provide.

  • Referrals to community, state and national resources  
  • Parent gatherings/family-strengthening workshops 
  • Informational sessions on topics parents say they’re most interested in learning about
  • Partnerships with behavioral specialists who can meet individually with parents who are having difficulty with their child at school and/or at home 
  • An annual Family Strengthening Retreat for children and their families who live in Hazelwood and attend our programs
  • Bags filled with nonperishable, healthy food items for youth to take home at the end of each school week

We are committed to intentionally helping parents thrive by providing them with the resources and tools they need to better support themselves and promote their child’s success – academically, behaviorally, socially, mentally, spiritually, and physically.

Email: family.engagement@centeroflife.net | Phone: (412) 521-3468