Family Stability Program
The Family Stability Program is currently available in Summit County and funded through the Summit County Department of Jobs and Family Services. Family Stability is a case management program that works with families in the community who are experiencing issues of domestic violence, whether emotional or physical abuse.
You may experience changes in family income, transportation, housing, employment, family routines and support systems. Childcare may become an issue, especially if you are currently working, looking for employment, or are in school. If the abuser has been providing for the family financially, this may hinder the family income. The loss of income may disrupt the household finances. Safety also may still be an issue, and we can work with you to create a safety plan that best fits you.
Battered Women's Shelter Specialists can walk with you through this journey as you adjust to the changes in your world following the protection order process or separation. This program helps to keep the family calm and stabilized during a turbulent and volatile time.
The Family Stability Program provides the support, encouragement, information, education, and referrals necessary to calm the instability often caused by an abusive relationship. Case managers help identify barriers to self-sufficiency and help develop a goal plan to overcome those barriers. Families will be linked to appropriate community resources for additional assistance. We may be able to help in the following areas:
- Finding housing or rental assistance
- Utility Assistance
- Safety Planning
- Trying to find employment
Family Stability Program participants must have minor children or be pregnant, and be within the income guidelines. Please call (330) 374-0740 for more information.