Preventive Services

In families where children are at high risk for placement outside the home because of neglect and/or abuse, Preventive Services provides family counseling, networking and teaming with resources. Also,families are assisted to focus on child safety, timely child permanency and child well-being.

In Erie County:

Home based traditional preventive services are offered through a contract with the Erie County Department of Social Services. Referrals come from Social Services and families cannot self refer to Catholic Charities. Services are offered to families with safety risks for children, and have a goal of safety, permanency and well-being for children at risk of foster care placement. Specialized preventive services are offered to families with children temporarily placed with relatives.

Call (716) 218-1400 ext. 2048 for more information.