advocacy & support
A victim advocate is present to support children and their non-offending family members through the duration of their visit at Kids FIRST. Advocates provide referrals to community agencies to meet a family’s legal, financial, physical, and mental health needs. Their goal is to cultivate a space which allows families to express concerns, ask questions, and navigate revolving emotions during this process. Advocates will maintain contact with a family even after they leave our center to ensure that they have ongoing support in their journey to healing.
Kids FIRST offers a bi-monthly Parent Education and Support Class led by Kelly Crane, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, for non-offending parents, guardians, and other adult family members who desire peer support and tools for moving forward.