Overview

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Overview

Mission
Helping children and families achieve a lifetime of success

Vision
Bright futures for families and children

Core Values
Compassion
Put people first with sensitivity and empathy.

Quality
Challenge ourselves to improve our systems and services through innovation and collaboration.

Respect
Treat everyone in our diverse community; including employees, consumers and stakeholders; with dignity.

Stewardship
Sustain our mission by wisely managing our human and financial resources for the greatest impact.

The purpose of our programs 

  • Head Start: To provide at-risk children with the early education they need to enter school healthy, safe and ready to succeed.
  • Healthy Parents, Healthy Kids: To improve the quality of parent-child interaction, nutrition and healthy living skills, to promote health and safety of children.
  • Mental Health Assessment: To improve the overall functioning of individuals and families.
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Program: To ensure safety for domestic violence victims and prevent future domestic violence episodes.
  • Anger Management Program: To improve the overall functioning of the participants and provide education to prevent anger-related incidents.
  • Anxiety Group: To provide our anxiety clients with a proven treatment option outside of individual counseling and improve the overall functioning of participants experiencing symptoms of anxiety.
  • Student Assistance Program: To ensure homeless teens graduate from high school.
  • Dame la Mano Family Focus-Nutrition: To prevent Latino families from chronic illness and to promote health by teaching healthy eating habits and exercise routines.
  • FAB (Family Asset Building): To eliminate poverty, build assets and increase financial literacy for low- to moderate-income families through Individual Development Accounts.
  • Early Childhood Mental Health: To offer an indirect approach to reducing problem behaviors in young children by improving the capacity of the caregiver to respond to the child.
  • Second Steps: To increase social-emotional skills of preschool-aged children to ensure scholastic preparedness and future success.
  • Quality Initiatives: To strengthen teachers and child care providers to be more intentional and effective to provide the highest quality child care.
  • Professional Development (for Early Educators): To provide professional development opportunities to early childhood educators to ensure the highest quality classroom education.
  • Child Care Resource and Referral: To promote and ensure access to quality early learning programs.
  • CACFP (Child Adult Care Food Program): To ensure healthy food is being served by family child care providers by giving access to education, resources and meal reimbursement.

History
In the early days of our founding as The Provident Association in 1880, we helped families overcome joblessness, floods and epidemics.

Over the decades, we responded to the impact of wars, poverty and societal changes to support families and children in pursuit of stability and happy lives.

View a timeline with details of our 130-year history.

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