Strong Families -Preventive Services
Forestdale begins with the fundamental understanding that parenting is challenging for everyone, and that we all need a helping hand

For families in distress, Forestdale’s Strong Families – Preventive Program provides a bridge to stability. The program helps families address chronic problems such as long-term unemployment, truancy and homelessness—all risk factors for foster care removal. The program also supports families whose children have previously been in foster care.

Our Strong Families – Preventive Program helps families address parenting, mental health, substance abuse, housing, and employment needs through home visits, coaching, referral to expert services, and referrals to and assistance with obtaining entitlements.

Last year our staff received a 95% rating from the Administration for Children’s Services, with high commendations for reducing safety concerns and recurring risk factors among families.

For more information on our Preventive Services, please contact Rose Jones at or (718) 263-0740 ext: 567

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