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Family Support & Development


Meldoy Graham, Supervisor
Community - Based Services
Mt. Pleasant
216-283-4400 Ext. 2351
Brandi Leslie
Information & Referral Specialist
Mt. Pleasant
216-283-4400 Ext. 2304
Tammi Swails, Supervisor
Community - Based Services
East Cleveland
216-283-4400 Ext. 2275
Pearl Thompson
Information & Referral Specialist
East Cleveland
216-283-4400 Ext. 2273
Angela Wilson, Supervisor
Community - Based Services
216-283-4400 Ext. 2051

Linette Dyous
Information & Referral Specialist
216-283-4400 Ext. 2053                           

Wraparound Family Case Management

Wraparound Family Case Management is a service within the Community Based service that operates in the Mt. Pleasant, East Cleveland and Garfield Communities.  It fosters coordinated planning and services between families and the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services offers:

  • Coordinate services between the Cuyahoga County Department of Children Family Services and families
  • Promote safety, permanency and child well-being
  • Identify children's needs through Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Support youth with serious or complex needs


Information & Referral, Clothing and Computer Education

Information & Referral, Clothing Distribution, and Computer Education are important core services that have origins with the founding of this organization. This program: 

  • Links families with resources 
  • Assists families with  basic human services (clothing, rental and utility assistance, shelter and food bank)
  • Trains on basic computer education
  • Provides shoes and clothes to children

Individualized Parent Advocacy and Parent & Youth Support Group

Individualized Parent Advocacy and Parent & Youth Support Groups are services that support families with children with behavioral health needs. Parent Advocates assist and train parents on how to navigate public and private systems in support of their children. This program offers:

  • Advocacy on behalf of the families
  • Recruit and engage to support families members
  • Parent & Youth Support Groups
  • Engage professionals, community members and key stakeholders on behalf of families

 Emergency Family Financial Assistance

Emergency Family Financial Assistance is an intensive support used to protect children by providing to ensure families remain stable.  Exampples of assistances offered are:  

  • Utilities assistance
  • Rent assistance
  • Food assistance
  • Auto repair assistance

Foster and Kinship Care Support Groups- Community Base Services

The Foster and Kinship Care Support Groups provide a place to share experiences, participate in advocacy efforts, and keep up with new laws and trends. Information and resources for those considering becoming foster parents as well as established foster & kinship parents is also provided.

  • Strengthen the family
  • Child permanency and well-being
  • Group meeting (parenting skills, separation trauma, child development)
  • Training

Family and Child Visitation

Family and Child Visitation is a service within the Family-to-Family program. The Family-to-Family program operates in the Mt. Pleasant and East Cleveland communities.  This service aims to:

  • Strengthen the family
  • Protect children
  • Promote child permanency and well-being

Parenting Education Classes

Parenting Education classes strengthen the knowledge base and practical parenting skills of parents and guardians with the intent to improve parenting behaviors. Parenting education services target parents with youth ages 5-18 years old and utilizes the evidence-based "Active Parenting" curriculum.  This service aims to:

  • Strengthen the family
  • Protect children
  • Promote child permanency and well being

Fatherhood Program

The Fatherhood Program provides prevention and intervention services by staff trained in the evidence-based 24/7 Dad and Active Parenting curriculums. The primary objectives include increasing fatherhood engagement, availability, and resposibility in relation to the child.  This service aims to:

  • Increase engagement, availability, responsibility between father and child
  • Increase knowledge and practice of non-violent conflict management and techniques
  • Increase work readiness