Promoting Safe and Stable Families

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Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) serves families in Butte County. PSSF assists families that are at imminent risk of entry into foster care and families transitioning from family reunification to family maintenance and case closure. PSSF also helps parents whose children are being returned to them after they have received reunification services for a period of time. PSSF has three subprograms:

Early Intervention (EI): The EI program provides short term, intensive support and case management services to at risk families in the community to prevent the family from ever entering the child welfare system. Services can include connection to resources, finding housing or employment, parent coaching, recovery support, system advocacy and navigation help, skill building, and more. Services are voluntary and free to families.

Bringing Families Home (BFH): BFH serves families who are homeless and have an open child welfare case. Case management services are provided to families with the main goal of finding housing.

Supporting Our Families in Transition (SOFT): The SOFT program serves families in the child
welfare system who are within 30-60 days of reunification or who are in family maintenance with their children. Families are provided with case management services to support mutually agreed upon goals such as being financially stable, finding safe and stable housing, gaining and maintaining transportation, gaining employment, budgeting, developing parenting skills, and maintaining sobriety.