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Family to Family East Region

For more information phone 619-401-3621 or send us an email.

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Family to Family Initiative East Region

Whatever it takes approach

Over the past three years, HHSA East Region re-designed the way Child Welfare Services is delivered in East County and named the initiative Neighborhoods for Kids. Neighborhoods for Kids East County is committed to a "whatever-it-takes approach" to safely keep abused and neglected children in their school and community when it is not possible to keep them with their parents. We know that keeping children connected to their school, friends and community leads to better outcomes for the child's health and well being, including academic achievement. Neighborhoods for Kids (N4K) partners with schools and other community groups to align child welfare service delivery with the school boundaries. Organized into five smaller geographic clusters, the program relies on a community-based approach using public-private partnerships to meet the needs of families in East County. These community-based relationships allow children to remain in familiar environments, either with relatives or kin, or in foster homes within their same school boundaries.

Neighborhoods for Kids makes use of Way Station foster homes that are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Way Station homes allow children to remain in a home environment until a relative or familiar family can be located for a more permanent placement. While in a Way Station home, children continue to attend their home school.

Neighborhoods for Kids focuses on the safety and well being of a child and family to bring stability to the child's life.


For more information phone 619-401-3621 or send us an email.