The well being and healthy development of the families we serve are important to us, and that is why we offer supportive programs and referrals to various community-based partners that can assist in their success.
Families Free works to build strength and resiliency for families whose parents were victims of Adverse Childhood Experiences and desire a more loving, nurturing and stable environment for their children.
Our team advocates for our families to be recipients of community-based resources that can assist them in meeting their basic needs, as well as, their mental health, social and physical needs.
We also attend Child and Family Team Meetings and court hearings to offer our support and testimony in regards to their successes and engagement in services.
Family Centered Grant
Engaging those who want to be restored
Evidence-based family assessments including FAST, ACE, and other assessment tools; such as ecomaps and genograms are utilized to identify family strengths and barriers in relationship to providing healthy, effective family support in efforts of reducing recidivism.
Services include Intake/Assessment/FAST, Family Education Sessions, Community linkage to Support 12 step/Faith-Based, Office/Community-based Case management, Family therapy sessions, Couples Sessions, assistance in reunification efforts of parents/children separated by substance use/incarceration, Therapeutic/Supervised Visitation, Parenting Group, Parenting Individual In-home, Employment Skills, Life Skills, Recovery-Oriented Family Activities, and Referral Services for adults/children.
Parenting Education Services
Nurturing Families of Tennessee is funded by the Department of Children’s Services, which serves families for 16 weeks through in-home parenting and education. Families Free provides this program to families with children at risk for going into foster care through a contract with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.