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 Shelter

Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter offers 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.

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.

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