Family Preservation

Family Preservation

Keeping Families Intact When Possible

Family Preservation is an intensive in-home intervention program. For a period of up to nine months, our skilled and highly qualified staff works to help alleviate conditions within the home where removal of children from the home. The program also provides services in situations where children have been removed from their homes. On average, our Family Preservation program has a high success rate.

Our goal is to preserve and reunify families while ensuring the safety of children and helping families to learn new skills that help bring about restoration AND to prevent the need for a child’s re-entry into foster care. While each family situation is different, some ways in which we help support family preservation or reunification might include:

Understanding Reunification

Reunification (sometimes referred to as Reintegration, Unification) doesn’t happen overnight. Additionally, the length of time children may remain in foster care depends on the circumstances that bring a child into the foster care system, as well as the overall progress and strength of their case plan. After safety, our team’s first goal is to reunite children with their families if possible. Our staff along with DHR establishes an individualized service plan which ultimately serves as the road map for bringing children back home or placed with a relative if possible. While this may be an emotionally trying time, it’s important to understand that during the first fifteen months a child remains in foster care, states are required by law to work towards reunification.

People We Serve

Our accredited Family Preservation program is designed to strengthen and preserve families, and while it is not a cure for the struggles of family life, it is a successful program that teaches, challenges and helps families learn the skills they need to stay together and help each other grow. We serve up to 46 families at a time in Family Preservation with services typically lasting 12-16 weeks but can last up to 9 months.

The Family Preservation program serves a variety of people seeking to preserve or reunite their families:

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Where We Serve

Our family preservation program is managed from our Andalusia and Dothan offices with support services provided to multiple counties in South Alabama.

Andalusia, AL

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“The Family Preservation Program allowed me to truly have my family back together. I can’t even put into words how grateful I am.”

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