Strong Families

Why Strong Families?

Every family can get stronger! Services focus on building and promoting five protective factors to reduce risk and create optimal outcomes for children, youth, and families. These include:

  • Parental Resilience
  • Social Connections
  • Knowledge of Parental and Child Development
  • Concrete Support in Times of Need
  • Social and Emotional Competence of Children

Get FREE Guidance

Our System Navigators help individuals and families find the services that meet their expressed needs. Navigators have extensive knowledge of community resources, and will provide personalized help to access the right services, the first time. Assistance is free and confidential. Visit our Community Resources page or call 915.307.8043 to get started today.

Attend a FREE Parent Café

Parent Cafés and Virtual Parent Cafés are safe spaces for parents and caregivers to relax, reflect and talk about the joys and challenges of raising a family. They are judgement-free zones where we share experiences and resources while learning from one another. Parents are the leaders and experts in their own lives. FREE, bilingual, confidential and open to all family members.

98%

of Parent Café attendees say that the experience helped them reflect on their strengths and challenges.

Become a Parent Café Table Host

Strong Families is looking for Parent Café Table Hosts. If you want to be a part of a community of people dedicated to strengthening families from the inside out, then table hosting may be right for you. Parent/Caregiver participation in café planning and hosting is central to the peer-to-peer support process, and to the creation of safe spaces for sharing the joys and challenges of raising a family.

Requirements: positive energy/attitude, thoughtfulness, care, and a genuine interest in and compassion for all people.

Contact Strong Families to learn more about becoming a part of the Strong Families Parent Café team: 915.307.8043

Join the Family Advisory Council

At Strong Families, we embrace parents and caregivers as true partners. As members of the Family Advisory Council parents and caregivers have a voice and empower themselves and others as agents of community change. The purpose of the Family Advisory Council is to provide a community perspective on the Strong Families Community Change Initiative in promoting family well-being, knowledge of the five protective factors that keep families strong, and bringing community input to programming with regards to gaps in services.

The ultimate goal of the FAC as it relates to the Strong Families Community Change Initiative, is to bring community stakeholders to the table in a collaborative effort to strengthen families and reduce the number of children entering the child welfare system. FAC members are volunteers from the military and Latino communities in the following target zip codes; 79901,79903,79904,79905, and 79924. We value our FAC members! Members participate in a variety of projects to include hosting parent cafes, community needs surveys and a public awareness campaign.

Duties

  • Respect and consider other people’s opinions.
  • Participate in a minimum of eight out of twelve regular monthly meetings held on the third Saturday of each month 10:00am- 11:00am and other subcommittee meetings as needed. (Please note that the schedule is subject to change due to the availability of volunteers and holidays.)
  • Suggest ideas and agenda items, plan activities such as Parent Cafes, holiday celebrations, outings and other special projects.
  • Participate in leadership, teamwork and advocacy training.
  • Represent Strong Families to the community and help promote Strong Families activities.

Contact Strong Families to learn more about joining the Family Advisory Council: 915.307.8043.

Get in Touch
Call: 915.307.8043
Email: info@epccinc.org

Who Can Receive Services?

  • For All Adults Who Raise Children: Parents, Grandparents, Guardians, etc.
  • Must reside in El Paso County, with preferences for the following zip codes: 79901, 79903, 79904, 79905 and 79924.

About Strong Families

Strong Families is an integrated family support system employing outreach, training, and client engagement strategies which aim to reduce the number of children entering the child welfare system. The project aims to transform a promising existing community collaborative, The Family Leadership Council, into an integrated multi-system safety net to build protective factors for families and prevent child abuse and maltreatment in El Paso.

This initiative was funded by the Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under grant #90CA1856. The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Children’s Bureau.

In Partnership with the Family Leadership Council

“I was uncomfortable when I was first referred to attend a Parent Café but, after attending, I found it extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I would 100% recommend!”

– Strong Families Parent Café Attendee

Request an Appointment

For immediate support, call our 24-Hour Helpline: (915) 588-6542. For an appointment, email referral, or appointment request Call (915) 565-5021 or click the button below.