ServicesIntact Family Services
For some families who are indicated for abuse or neglect, keeping the child at home is in their best interest. Our family preservation team ensures children’s immediate and ongoing safety while collaborating with caregivers and DCFS to resolve issues at home and prevent future harm.
Our Intact Family Services program is designed for families who have an indicated report of abuse or neglect and are at risk of having children removed from their home. Families in this program may volunteer to receive our services, or they may be ordered by a court to participate.
Through this program, we ensure children are safe while we resolve the issues that put them at risk of harm, such as domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health and housing issues. Working alongside DCFS, our staff provides counseling, in-home visits to monitor and assess the family, and case management services in an effort to prevent the need for foster placement, improve the home environment for the child and successfully transition the household out of the DCFS system.
By keeping children safe within their own homes, we reduce trauma to children and caregivers and help build a foundation for a stronger family. Our short-term, intensive services connect families to supports and resources within their communities so that they can provide the stable, loving care that children need without further DCFS intervention.
- In FY16, we served 137 families in our Intact Family Services program.
- In our 2016 fiscal year, our Intact Family Services program ensured 217 children were able to stay safe with their birth families at the end of our service provision, eliminating the need for foster placement.
- Of the families served by our Intact Family Services program, 89 percent remained intact upon discharge.
- In our 2016 fiscal year, 93 percent of families receiving Intact Family services were discharged in 6 months or less
How You Can Help
The most impactful way to help children and youth in our Intact Family Services program is to make a donation to support our work. Your gift helps us provide vital resources and support to keep families together. Give now.