Family Preservation Services
The goal of Project STAR’s Family Preservation Services is to ensure that each child safely remains with, or will be returned to, his birth family. We assist families in identifying their strengths and provide them with the tools and information necessary to care for the children in their home.
The staff at Project STAR helps families connect with formal community resources on a variety of parenting issues including:
- Childhood development
- Understanding each child’s unique needs
We accept referrals from:
- County child welfare agencies
- The offices of Mental Retardation Services
- Families, who may refer themselves in some cases
Project PACT (Parents and Children Together) is offered through Project STAR’s Family Preservation Services in Beaver County. We arrange supervised visits between birth parents and children who have been removed from the home. Our staff coordinates the time and location of the visit with parents, allowing for more frequent, relaxed visitations. Parenting lessons are included in each visit. This flexibility allows parents to play an active role in the reunification process. Parents and child welfare professionals receive immediate feedback about the visits.
For more information, please call 412.244.3065 or visit Family Preservation Services FAQ.