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Center for Families, Inc

  • Child Care
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Professional Services & Consulting
2120 Fordem Avenue
Madison, WI 53704
608-729-1142
(608) 241-9621 (fax)
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30-5pm
Respite Center is open 24-hours

About Us

We offer instruction, support, emergency child care, in-home visits and resources that parents need to meet the challenges of parenting, and create a safe, healthy and nurturing environment for their read more
  • About

    We offer instruction, support, emergency child care, in-home visits and resources that parents need to meet the challenges of parenting, and create a safe, healthy and nurturing environment for their children.

    Our programs follow best practices in various child development and in-home visiting methods to develop and strengthen parenting skills. For instance, we

    • Listen to parent’s concerns and address them
    • Customize a program based on the family’s strengths and challenges
    • Provide parents with instruction on effective parenting, bonding, positive reinforcement, child development, stress management, career coaching and the power of positive actions
    • Offer a wide variety of instructional materials on child development and the importance of constructive play that prepares a child for school
    • Help parents build a supportive family and community network that can support them in creating a strong family
    • Advocate on children and/or parents’ behalf
    • Offer child care
    • Offer crisis intervention for parents
    • Offer short-term counseling
    • Make referrals

    Vision: Center for Families envisions a community where families have access to resource to be successful, resilient, competent and confident for generations to come.

    Mission: The mission of Center for Families is to partner with parents in their efforts to nurture, protect and teach their children.

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    Located of Fordem Avenue on Madison north east side. Map at: http://tinyurl.com/C4F-location

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