Community Based Child Welfare Services
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one." –Jane Howard
Elmcrest provides children and families with a variety of community-based programs, allowing them to receive needed services without disruption to their home, school or community lives. Elmcrest engages children and their families and provides support and guidance aimed at strengthening and improving conditions for families that ultimately lead to their reunification. Although these community-based programs are by referral, they give families, guardians and foster parents the opportunity to be involved in decisions being made for the children they are caring for.