Eckerd Connects helps families who have been referred by state child welfare agencies due to child neglect and/or abuse.
These services can be offered to:
* Families at imminent risk of having children removed from the home.
* Families who need help reintegrating a child who was removed from the home and has been residing in out-of-home placements.
* Children in state custody.
* Children who may become involved with the child welfare or juvenile justice systems.
For families being reunified, we are there every step of the way. Family services begin while the child is still living outside of the home and continue after the child returns home. Our staff provides case management, intervention, and client advocacy to support a successful reunification.
Our goal is to equip and empower parents and guardians to provide a safe and structured home environment for their children.