Merrick Community Services’ Youth & Family Services
offer a variety of programs to strengthen and promote healthy families and
youth. Staff are skilled at working with young parents, single dads and moms
and two parent families.
For more info, contact Gretchen Garman, Youth & Family Services Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Case Management Family Services
We use a strength-based case management approach
that includes teaching, coaching, modeling and advocacy. Through home-based
services, the family worker and the family collaboratively work together to
develop a case plan by setting goals that identify and build on the family’s’
strengths and support the growth of stronger family relationships. At the
core of this method of case management are empathy, understanding, concern,
interest, congruence and compassion. All of the above components contribute to
a respectful, professional relationship that is a critical component to family
growth and achievement. Staff assists the parents in meeting their
goals through support and advocacy. Through
information and referral staff connects the family with resources in their
community that will address their immediate needs. It is the role of the family
worker to teach individuals the skills needed to problem solve and search out
and connect to needed resources.
Education, Groups, & Family Gatherings
Merrick Community Services offers
a variety of parenting education classes, workshops and support groups for
individuals dealing with domestic violence and other issues. Workshops include
topics such as abusive relationships, communication, strengthening
relationships, identity and leadership. One of the keys to healthy families is
to have fun together. MCS offers the opportunity for families in the community
to join other families at Family Fun Nights.
New Youth Group in 2015!
The Explorers Club is open for registration.