Family Development focuses on the family’s strengths and builds on those strengths to broaden their base skills and enhance their ability to be self-sufficient. SCCAP currently provides vouchers and referrals to help provide needed services to assist our participants. We utilize area community service providers when needed. This program works closely with our Transitional Housing Participants.

Because each client’s life is unique, each client will have a different set of goals and action plan. Families will set short and long term goals as part of the program requirements. All participants will meet on a regular basis with a Family Development Specialist (FDS) to assess the family’s progress in the steps required towards completing their action plan. This plan will outline goals and steps of action that they will be working on. Participants are expected to follow their plans and attend all scheduled meetings, unless excused, or be terminated from the program.

The Family Development Specialist (FDS) will provide in-depth advisement, applicable referrals, resource materials, and home and/or office visits regarding participant concerns as outlined by the participant and the FDS. Appointments are required in order to schedule time with the Family Development Specialist.

In no way do the services provided by the Family Development Staff replace those provided by other professional agencies, including counselors. Referrals are made by the Family Development Staff in order to access those services.