The Preventive Services Program is a partnership between The Salvation Army and the Onondaga County Department of Social Services. The program provides high quality home based case management services to families with children experiencing challenges that may lead to safety risks. The Protective Factors from the evidence-based Strengthening Families Model are used to guide case planning, case coordination and counseling services.
Family Place is a collaboration between The Salvation Army, Onondaga County Department of Social Services, Huntington Family Center and Catholic Charities. Visitation Services provide safe opportunities for parents to visit their children who are in foster care. Two sites are equipped to provide moderate and strict supervision of family visits. Transportation is provided for children to and from visits. Initial and ongoing assessments are performed to determine the need for educational and clinical resources. Assessments also determine the length and frequency of visits. Visitation coaches intervene with families as needed to address safety concerns and provide ongoing feedback. Counseling is provided for families who are identified as having serious risks that prevent more frequent contact, and for those who need family centered clinical intervention.