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Family Services

Family Services

OhioGuidestone offers a variety of programs and services designed to support children and families with establishing healthy, happy homes.

Bright Beginnings

This home-visiting program serves at-risk families and children, from pregnancy through kindergarten. Parent educators teach caregivers at every stage of development and provide them with the necessary knowledge and tools to support the healthy development of their child in all areas. The program works with parents to help improve their situations through goal setting and connections to community resources.

Domestic Violence Shelters

Harbor House and Harbor Point Domestic Violence Shelters offer a safe and caring environment for men, women, and children survivors. Certified staff aid in the healing process through a series of intervention methods including individual counseling, safety planning, education and work readiness, and linkage to other community resources that meet individual needs. Family pets are welcome at the shelter.

Our domestic violence shelter is open to families from anywhere and available to families throughout the state of Ohio. For more information, please call 330-343-8171.

Domestic Violence Shelter Hotlines:
Harbor House:  330-364-1374
Harbor Point: 330-476-6056

Help Me Grow

At OhioGuidestone, we understand the first three years of a child’s life are important to healthy development. Help me Grow includes home visits to help parents prepare for the arrival of their first child, and provides support to parents with children aged 0-3 with developmental delays or disabilities. This program supports families with health information, positive parenting education and connections to community resources.

Parenting Classes and Mentoring

Parenting can often be a challenge. For parents needing extra support, OhioGuidestone offers education and training to improve family functioning. These services can help families learn positive parenting skills, improve communication skills, or reunite after a separation. Our parenting programs follow the evidence-based Nurturing Parenting model.

Nurturing Parenting

OhioGuidestone is part of the nationwide network that is certified to teach the evidence-based Nurturing Parenting curriculum to individuals and organizations. Nurturing Parenting was designed to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.

Trainings are available throughout the state of Ohio. For more information, and to inquire about costs, please call 216-513-8073.

Share the Care Respite

Share the Care is an out-of-home respite program that matches licensed foster parents with families in stressful situations. The foster parents provide temporary care for children to support both the parents and children in navigating challenges and building confidence.

Share the Care respite foster parenting is available in Cuyahoga County. For more information please call 440-260-8300.

Early Intervention

Early Intervention (EI) is a system that provides coordinated early intervention services to parents of eligible children under the age of three with developmental delays or disabilities in Tuscarawas County. EI is grounded in the philosophy that young children learn best from familiar people in familiar settings. Every family served in EI will have a local EI team that consists of a service coordinator, service providers, and your family.

Your team works with you in your home or other places you and your family spend time to develop a coordinated plan called an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). You and your team will work through your IFSP plan to use your existing supports and resources—and build upon them—to learn to enhance your child’s learning and development. Anyone can make a referral. If you have a concern, call us at 1-800-755-4769 or complete a simple, online referral.

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