Home of the Innocents' Family Preservation / Reunification Program provides in-home support and counseling to families in crisis. The program stabilizes or reunifies children with their family. The Family Preservation Program reduces the risk of out of home placement. The service is short term and intensive for families in crisis with a child at imminent risk of removal to prevent out of home placement.
The Family Reunification Program is for families whose children have been in out-of-home care for less than 15 months. Program staff work with the child, parent, and community partners to ease the child’s transition to home. The program provides services to stabilize placement and prevent future disruptions. Services include helping identify family needs, clarifying goals and expectations, and reducing life stressors. The program also teaches new skills such as child management, emotion management, or communication skills. It is a voluntary program for participating families.
The Family Preservation Program serves families in the southern Indiana region including Clark, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Floyd, Harrison, Martin, Orange, Perry, Scott, Spencer and Washington counties. Referrals received by the program must be approved through the Department for Children's Services.
The Family Preservation office is located in New Albany's historic Cardinal Ritter house at 1218 East Oak Street. For more information, please contact the program supervisor, Amanda Brookshire at 812-207-0963.
The Family Preservation Program is a state-funded grant through the Indiana Department for Children’s Services.