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Greene County Family Center
Child Care Information Services (CCIS) Program
Department of Human Services for Greene County


Contact Person: Amy Switalski, Housing and Family Resources Director

Greene County Office Building, 3rd Floor
22 West High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5277 or Toll Free 1-888-317-7106 / Fax: 724-852-5297
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday

The Greene County Family Center (GCFC) Initiative has been a vehicle for integrating and providing services to help children and families become healthy, safe and self-sufficient since 1992. Greene County Human Services partners with Community Action Southwest to provide the services of the Family Center.

Greene County Family Center Initiative:
Objectives of the Family Centers are to:
  • Achieve positive outcomes for children and families.
  • Impact broader child welfare outcomes of safety, permanency, and well-being.
  • Advance the vision that all Pennsylvania children and their families will be healthy, educated and self-sufficient and will be living in a safe home and community.
Greene County Family Center activities include:
  • Home Visits using the Parents as Teachers Home Visitation Model
    (For more detailed information about PAT - Click the link: www.parentsasteachers.org
Parents as Teachers:

Parents as Teach Overview:
Parents As Teachers (PAT for short) is for parents with children ages birth to five. The program involves home visits led by trained Family Developmental Specialists. These one hour, twice a month visits focus on sharing age-appropriate child development and parenting information. A typical visit usually includes an age-specific activity for the child, allowing for parent-child interaction. Linked to the activity, a handout is given to parents explaining why the activity is important in their child’s development.
  • Center Activities
  • Referral linkages to community resources
  • Parenting Classes- Classes are offered for families with Children Birth – 17 years of age.

    These classes focus on subjects such as:
    • Truancy
    • Discipline
    • Basic Care
    • Communication Skills
    • Co-Parenting
    • Parenting techniques
    • Bonding with your child
    • Ages and stages of the child
    • Teen parents
    • Parents reconnecting with children after incarceration - Criminal Justice

    Classes are offered in both the home and classroom and are offered after hours.
Program Eligibility:
  • Individual must be pregnant or have a child 17 years of age or younger.
  • Must be a resident of Greene County.
  • Parent or primary caregiver must participate with the child.


  • Contact us for more information at 724-852-5277
Programs Flyers and Brochures:

FREE Parent
Education
Classes flyer

Being a Parent
Can be
Hard Work

PAT Home Visits flyer

Informative Links:

For general information, please contact the Information Services
at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370


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