After over 100 years of residential care, we are delighted to be able to offer our expertise to young families of all ages in the community. The Community Outreach Program aims to provide education and support to families with young children. These services include support groups for teen moms, such as prenatal education, a variety of classes for parents of all ages, in-home visitation, a STARS certified Child Enrichment Center, and Helena Parent Connections.
Florence Crittenton’s Community Outreach Center is located at 940 North Roberts, Helena, MT 59601
Class fees are based on a sliding scale and cover all class materials. FCH maintains its strong commitment to community with no family being turned away due to inability to pay.
For Reservations for all classes, groups and home visiting call 406.442.6950
Florence Crittenton is excited to offer free family support through our new home visiting program. The mission is to provide information, support, skills and encouragement to strengthen families during the crucial early years of life.
Florence Crittenton provides in-home services through two evidence-based home visiting models, Parents As Teachers® and SafeCare. Home visits can serve pregnant women and families with children through age 5. Families work with a home visitor around topics such as bonding and attachment, positive parent skills, safety, child development, and overall wellness. Home visitors assist families in learning how to access community resources like child care, employment, parenting classes, food, housing, family activities, and health care. Parent educators also provide free developmental, hearing, and vision screenings for children. Visits take place every other week in the most comfortable setting: the family home, Florence Crittenton’s Outreach Center, or other agreed upon location.
• For more information on Home Visitation contact Jen at 406 442 6950 x207
HELENA PARENT CONNECTIONS
Helena Parent Connections is a free group designed for families to build social connections with each other, engage in parent-child interactions, utilize community resources and increase their knowledge of ways to support children’s development. This active group is open to the public with activities supporting early childhood development. Helena Parent Connections is a component of the Parents As Teachers® home visiting model.
• Connections will be held at least once each month for families with children up to age 5. Click here for latest event information.
• For more information contact our home visitors at 406.442.6950 x206
CHILD ENRICHMENT CENTER
Our facility houses a fabulous child enrichment center where babies are cared for while parents are at school or work. As well as caring for the babies of the young moms living in our residential program, the Center also cares for a number of children from families in our community.
Staff at the CEC are highly trained to continue our nurturing philosophy of care and along with our incredible team of volunteers, close relationships are built ensuring that little ones feel safe, secure and happy.
Staff to baby ratio’s are very low insuring that each baby is given as much consistent love, attention and encouragement as possible during these crucial first few months of their lives.
Developmental milestones are monitored for each baby and additional work and encouragement will be given to the mom and baby to overcome any delays. Dealing with any issues early as well as engaging the mom in working out a plan for her baby is vital in the emotional and physical well being of the child.
For more information or to take a tour call our center at 406 442 6958 or email [email protected]
TRAININGS & CONSULTATIONS
Florence Crittenton offers an array of trainings and consultative services, tailored to your specific needs. For more information please contact Elizabeth Flynn at 406 442 6950 x209 or email [email protected]