Family Preservation Services

Family Preservation Services

Family Preservation is a specialized program funded by the Erie County Office of Children and Youth. It serves children and families referred by the Office of Children and Youth with the goal of preventing the unnecessary placement of children outside of the home and assisting children who are in foster care or other placements to return home while maintaining child safety as the highest priority. Family Preservation is an intensive, time-limited program that meets primarily with families in their own homes.

Components of Family Preservation Services

  • Parenting Support and Coaching
  • Assistance Obtaining Services and Resources
  • Skill-Building Interventions
  • Counseling
  • Household and Resource Management
  • 24/7 On-Call Support

Family Preservation Works to Enhance:

Service Appropriate For:

Referral Process:

The case worker completes a referral form and faxes it to CCLH. For questions about the referral process, please call (814) 664-7761 ext. 120.

Eligibility Criteria: All families must be referred by the Office of Children and Youth (OCY) either by an on-going or intake caseworker.

Questions or Concerns:

Renee Parker-Mitchell, MS Program Supervisor 814- 664-7761, ext. 120

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If you need emergency mental health services, contact Crisis Services at (814) 456-2014 and/or to go to the local emergency room for assessment. Life-saving assistance in emergency situations can be obtained from the Fire Department, Police Department, or Emergency Medical Services by dialing 911. You can also dial 988 for the Suicide and Crisis hotline.