Earlier this month, Family & Children’s Place staff and client families celebrated with 20 children graduating from our fall 2019 HANDS client class.
HANDS is a core program for Family & Children’s Place that provides new parents free in-home visitation by a skilled mentor who teaches them parenting and behavioral skills, and techniques and activities that stimulate development to give their baby the best start possible in life.
HANDS provides support from pregnancy through the early years of a child’s life. HANDS help make a home safer for your baby, teaching parents about healthy milestones and how to reach them, and provides access to community resources.
The graduation was held at Our Lady of Sorrows on Eastern Parkway with nearly 90 family members in attendance. PNC Foundation sponsored the hour-long ceremony and celebration. Each graduate received a backpack including books, Play-Doh, and a stuffed animal.
Congratulations to the new graduates and their families! And thanks to every member of the amazing HANDS team for the wonderful support you give to children and families!