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Center for Child and Family Services News & Announcements

 

July 2018 Announcements

 

Peaceful Families Grant Announcement

The Center for Child and Family Services is pleased to announce that the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation has awarded the agency a collaborative grant to provide six free couples counseling sessions and six free family counseling sessions to eligible Peaceful Choices participants who have successfully completed the 18 or 28-week batterer’s intervention program. Participants interested in couples or family counseling must be deemed as low risk situational violence batterers based upon the Domestic Violence Inventory and must be recommended by their group facilitator and probation officer. All participants currently enrolled in the Peaceful Choices program are eligible to participate in three individual trauma counseling sessions at $10 per session.

The Peaceful Families program has an overarching goal of reducing family violence and the traumatic effects that it has on all family members. Couples counseling sessions will focus on improving conflict resolution and communication skills so that both partners are using nonviolent methods to address their unique relationship issues. Family counseling sessions will focus on enhancing the feeling of safety in families where situational violence has occurred and fostering positive communication and parenting skills. Individual trauma counseling sessions will utilize best practice trauma therapy to address past life events that may hinder successful completion of the program.

For more information call Darla Timberlake at (757) 838-1960 ex. 310

The Center for Child & Family Services is a non-profit community service organization that has been empowering individuals and families to face life’s challenges since 1943.

 

Launch Grant Announcement

The Center for Child & Family Services is pleased to announce the receipt of the Youth Violence Prevention Mini Grant from the City of Hampton. The funding helps provide Hampton youth and young adults ages 16-24 who are homeless, leaving foster care or re-entering our community after incarceration support in becoming independent and contributing members of our community. The Launch program will provide trauma informed counseling, case management to address individual risk factors, job readiness training and assistance in obtaining employment. All services are free to Hampton residents. 

For more information call Kim Allen at (757) 838-1960 ex. 329

 

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Grant Announcement

The Center for Child & Family Services is pleased to announce the receipt of the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Social Services. The funding will provide a 16 week Nurturing parenting group, case management, community referrals for Spanish speaking parents who reside in Hampton, Newport News, York and James City County and Williamsburg. The group is called Apoyando Padres Y Families (Supporting Parents and Families) and will be offered at the facilities at Hampton Healthy Families in Hampton and Child Development Resources in Williamsburg. The funding will also provide a community professional seminar on culturally sensitive methods of addressing child abuse and neglect with Hispanics and a Community Fair during child abuse prevention month. The program is free to all participants. 

For more information call Julissa Rosario at 229-7940 ex 201 

 

2017 Announcements

 

Jacobs Technology raises $45,000 for the Center for Child & Family Services during 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

(September 18, 2017)    What a day for golf!! The 6th Annual Jacobs Golf Tournament raised $45,000 for the Center for Child & Family Services. The Center would like to express our sincere gratitude to Jacobs, all the great sponsors, players and volunteers ... Thank you very much for helping those we serve who are facing life's challenges.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all involved with the planning, coordination of the event day, players and sponsors that made this day such a success. Thank you for helping us improve the lives of thousands of people in our community! 

Pictured above is Doug Cook, Jacobs Tidewater Operations Group General Manager (right) and Michael Edmonds, The Center for Child & Family Services Executive Director (left). This is the sixth year of the partnership between Jacobs and The Center. 

More photos are available here

 


Please click on their logo above to visit Jacobs' website.

About Jacobs...

The Jacobs Tidewater Operations Group manages the Center Maintenance Operations and Engineering (CMOE) contract at NASA Langley Research Center. They provide maintenance, operations, and engineering support services to research and institutional facilities on-site at NASA and for other industry partners and government agencies and remote sites. Jacobs operates and maintains more than 220 aerospace research facilities and equipment, including wind tunnels, laboratories, test stands, and instrumentation. Their services include engineering studies, design, construction, construction management, configuration management, tactical engineering, pressure system recertification, project management, planning support, facility maintenance and condition assessments, central utilities operations and maintenance, and instrumentation calibration/repair.

 

The Center for Child & Family Services is pleased to announce that we were awarded an Impact 100 grant 

The Center for Child & Family Services is pleased to announce that we were awarded the Impact 100 grant to provide counseling, life skills building, emergency housing and case management to youth between the ages of 17 and 25 who are leaving foster care or incarceration. Statistics show that youth that 36% of youth who leave foster care or incarceration will become homeless, 56% will be unemployed and 27% will end up in jail. 

Thank you Impact 100 for your support of these youth in our community and offering the opportunity to have hope in their future. 

All services are offered to residents of Hampton and Newport News, free and we are accepting referrals by calling 838-1960 and ask for the Launch program coordinator. 

 

 

The Center for Child & Family Services is pleased to announce that we were awarded the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Victim Witness Program New Initiative Grant. 

This funding will provide trauma informed counseling, case management, community outreach to youth and education to youth between the ages of 12 and 25 who have been a victim of a crime. Research shows that adolescents have a higher rate of being victims of crime than adults but only 38% will report the crime to the authorities or adults as compared to 51% of adults. 

Crimes could include cyber bullying, assault, robbery, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, hate crimes, harassment and for Spanish speaking immigrants it includes crimes experienced in their native country. Services are offered in English and Spanish to residents in Hampton, Newport News, York, Williamsburg and James City County. All services are free and we are accepting referrals by calling 838-1960 and ask for the Thrive program coordinator. 

If you have been a victim of a crime—Don’t Just Survive- Thrive

 

2016 or Earlier Announcements

 

New members elected to the Center's Board of Directors

The Center for Child & Family Services is honored to elect three new board members to the Center's Board of Directors on August 31, 2016. 

Tanisha Baines, Budget Analyst with NASA Langley Research Center, M.B.A from the College of William and Mary and B.S. from Christopher Newport University

Dustin Stokes, Chief Technology Officer with Atlas Systems, Inc., M.S. and B.A. from Christopher Newport University

Todd Halacy, Assistant Division Administrator with the Virginia Department of Transportation, M.B.A. from the College of William & Mary and a B.S. from Old Dominion University

The Board of Directors of the Center for Child & Family Services is comprised of 16 diverse community volunteer members of the board of directors who have a vast array of experiences from legal, accounting, finance and banking, small business, government, counseling and marketing.

We welcome the three new members to the volunteer board of directors and we greatly appreciate their dedication to help us serve thousands of people each year on the Virginia Peninsula. 

Pictured above are new board members (left to right) Tanisha Baines, 
Dustin Stokes and Todd Halacy. 

Pictured above are the new board members with a few members of
the Center's  board members (left to right) Dan Elston (2nd Vice Chair,
Brian Gillette (Chairperson), Tanisha Baines (newly elected member),
Dustin Stokes (newly elected member), Todd Halacy (newly
elected member) and Bryan Clagett (1st Vice Chair). 

 

The Center for Child & Family Services is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Family & Children’s Trust Fund grant for Safe Harbor Program.

(July 2016)  The Center for Child & Family Services is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Family & Children’s Trust Fund grant to provide trauma informed supervised visitation and counseling. The program, FACT Safe Harbor, will provide assessments, 3 trauma information sessions for the noncustodial parent and supervised visitation. The program is free for those who meet the income requirements. 
For more information or to make a referral call (757) 838-1960.

The Center for Child & Family Services is a non-profit community service organization that has been empowering individuals and families to face life’s challenges since 1943. 

 

New Start program receives grant from the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation

(June 2016) The Center for Child & Family Services is pleased to announce that the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation has awarded the agency a collaborative grant to provide substance treatment to adolescents and young adults. The program, entitled New Start, will provide comprehensive substance abuse services to help empower youth and young adults to be drug free. 

The program incorporates trauma informed individual and group counseling, family counseling, parent and family education and support, and healthy alternatives to substance use.

This program is offered in collaboration with Alternatives and the Hampton YMCA. 

For more information or to make a referral call (757) 838-1960 ext. 335

The Center for Child & Family Services is a non-profit community service organization that has been empowering individuals and families to face life’s challenges since 1943. 

 

Jacobs Technology raises $36,000 for the Center for Child & Family Services during 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

(September 28, 2015)   The Center would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to JACOBS for raising $36,000 to support the Center's programs and services at the 4th Annual Jacobs Charity Golf Tournament. We also want to thank all the wonderful sponsors, players, volunteers, committee members and staff -- It was an awesome day for golf! Thank you for your support! This will allow to serve lots of clients who are facing life's challenges.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all involved with the planning, coordination of the event day, players and sponsors that made this day such a success. Thank you for helping us improve the lives of thousands of people in our community! 

Pictured above is Doug Cook, Jacobs Tidewater Operations Group General Manager (right) and Michael Edmonds, The Center for Child & Family Services Executive Director (left). This is the second year of the partnership between Jacobs and The Center. 


Please click on their logo above to visit Jacobs' website.

About Jacobs...

The Jacobs Tidewater Operations Group manages the Center Maintenance Operations and Engineering (CMOE) contract at NASA Langley Research Center. They provide maintenance, operations, and engineering support services to research and institutional facilities on-site at NASA and for other industry partners and government agencies and remote sites. Jacobs operates and maintains more than 220 aerospace research facilities and equipment, including wind tunnels, laboratories, test stands, and instrumentation. Their services include engineering studies, design, construction, construction management, configuration management, tactical engineering, pressure system recertification, project management, planning support, facility maintenance and condition assessments, central utilities operations and maintenance, and instrumentation calibration/repair.

 

The Department of Social Services - Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Grant

(July 1, 2015) The Center for Child & Family Services is pleased to announce the award from the Department of Social Services-Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention grant to provide nurturing parenting classes in Spanish to parents with children between the ages of Birth -5. The program will be offered at St George’s Episcopal Church in Denbigh and Healthy Families in Hampton. The program is called Crianza Postivia. All services are free. 

For more information or to make a referral call (757) 838-1960 ex 314 

 

Youth and Young Adult Violence Prevention

(July 1, 2015) The Newport News Youth Gang & Violence Prevention Initiative awarded The Center for Child & Family Services funding to provide the U-Turn program which will offer counseling, case management, conflict resolution skills and job readiness for Newport News Youth who are at risk or involved in criminal and gang activity. All services are free.

For more information or to make a referral call (757) 838-1960 ex 333. 

 

Virginia Victims of Crime Act Child Abuse/Neglect Treatment Program Grant

(July 1st, 2015)  The Center for Child & Family Services is pleased to inform you that we were awarded the Virginia Victims of Crime Act Child Abuse/Neglect Treatment Program grant that is funded by the Virginia Department of Social Services Division of Family Services. 

Starting July 1, 2015 we will be providing evidence based, trauma-centered counseling utilizing TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), ARC (Attachment-Regulation and Competency) and EMI (Eye Movement Integration) and EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitization Response) therapy to children who have been abused or adults who were molested as children. These free services will be available in Spanish and English and at our Williamsburg and Hampton Sites. The program is called CATT (Child Abuse and Trauma Treatment) Program .

 

The Launch program is designed to help youth ages 16-23 that are aging-out of foster care, residential treatment, and incarceration.  

The Launch program will begin accepting referrals on July 1, 2014.   The program is funded by a $100,000 Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation Grant, in partnership with Transitions and Alternatives and is free to all participants. 

The Launch program assists these youth in gaining the life skills needed to successfully transition into adulthood. The program offers mental health counseling, family reunification, life skills and interpersonal skills groups, budget and money management training, assistance with housing, job readiness, and mentoring.  The goal of the Launch program is to empower these youth to develop and implement a plan to build a brighter future. 

Erica Seymore has been hired on as program coordinator.  She is a previous intern from the Center for Child & Family Services and has a degree in social work from VCU.   

For more information on this program, please call (757) 838-1960 ext 311 

 

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