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., MondayFriday
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.
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:
Bonding with your child
Ages and stages of the child
Parents reconnecting with children after incarceration - Criminal Justice
Classes are offered in both the home and classroom and are offered after hours.
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.