Who We Are
Family Involvement Center is a Family-Run Organization. This means we are governed by a board composed of at least 51% parents who are or who have raised children with unique challenges. Additionally, our staff are primarily parents who have “lived” experience navigating, advocating for and receiving services and supports to help their own children and families be successful.
Who We Serve
We help parents and family members navigate child-serving systems such as schools, the Department of Child Safety, Juvenile Justice, the Division of Developmental Disabilities, behavioral and physical health care, foster care, adoption, and more.
We also help adult members navigate their needs with life stressors such as housing, employment, behavioral and physical health, legal systems, child welfare involvement, and more.
Adult & Family Support Services
FIC offers care coordination and direct support services to assist individuals with life skills, employment, housing, physical health, behavioral health, substance use, family relationships and support, transportation, counseling, social connections, and more.
Parent Support & Education
FIC offers Parent Peer Support to help parents meet children’s needs at home, in school, and in the community. Besides sharing new skills with parents that support positive parenting and self care, we prepare them (and caregivers) for meetings such as school IEP’s, 504’s, court hearings, Child and Family Team meetings, and more. By increasing positive and effective communication, parents can better understand and navigate juvenile justice, child welfare, systems serving people diagnosed with disabilities, and more. Parents also get opportunities to engage with other parents navigating a similar journey.
FIC offers counseling services to adults and their family members experiencing stress or challenges in negotiating life transitions. Services are tailored to each person’s unique strengths and needs. Common topics include stress, anxiety, depression, understanding a diagnosis, substance use, family relationships, domestic violence, trauma, self-esteem, parenting, grief and more.
Youth Support Services
FIC offers living skills mentoring programs for youth. The Greatness Kids Club is a site-based, after-school and school-break program designed to build skills; cultivate healthy relationships; and provide trauma-informed, strengths-based support. The Greatness Kids Community program is designed to meet the individual needs of youth within their community and home setting.
FIC offers respite services to provide parents or caregivers a break from the strain of parenting a child with complex needs. Respite services are provided in the setting that works best for the family.This may include a person’s home or community settings.