Family Support Services
Being a parent isn’t easy. Kids don’t come with instruction manuals. CFGC’s family programs work to empower parents and caregivers to create a healthier home environment through education, care management, building up support systems and meeting basic and emotional needs. Our services are family-centered, strength-based and culturally-informed.
Care Coordination & Community Support for Families
These programs help children with serious behavioral health needs remain in their home and community with easy access to services and supports. We help families identify goals, eliminate barriers, and tap into resources for their child. Families are guided by their team of supports to empower the family and get closer to a ‘better life’. Participation in Community Support for Families is only by referral from the Department of Children & Families.
Greater Bridgeport Home Visiting Partnership (GBHVP)
Helping families raise happier, healthier kids
Will I be a good parent? What do I do if my baby cries all the time? These are a couple of the questions you may have as a first-time parent – and you’re not alone.
GBHVP is a partnership between The Child & Family Guidance Center and Bridgeport Hospital. This program is available to all Greater Bridgeport parents with young children, but has a specialized focus on young parents, under age 20, parents in the prenatal stage, and/or women at risk for poor birth outcomes.
GBHVP families receive free support through weekly home visits (in-person or virtually) interactive monthly parent groups and case management services, using the Parents as Teachers (PAT) and Healthy Families America® (HFA) evidence-based models. Our team works with the enitre family and offers special prenatal and postpartum support for mothers.
Call 1-800-505-7000 to be connected to the GBHVP team or email us.
We offer a safe and comfortable environment for a non-custodial parent and child to visit together as well as a neutral and monitored exchange of children from the custodial to non-custodial parent. Facilities are suitable for all children, from infants to older adolescents, and supervised visits may include a therapist who can provide parenting advice and clinical reports.