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Parents and Children Together (PACT)

Strengthening families, while establishing a safe permanent plan for the child.

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The Parents and Children Together (PACT) program, formally known as General Preventive, is a home-based counseling program for families with children under age 18 who are at risk of foster care placement, at risk of re-entering foster care, or in foster care needing to be re-unified.

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(585) 325-3867

What the Program Offers

Weekly home visits by a social worker to assist families with:

  • coping with the stresses of parenting,
  • increasing knowledge of child development and strengthening the parent/child relationship,
  • obtaining food, clothing or shelter,
  • applying for Medicaid,
  • locating appropriate day care for their children or advocating for them in school,
  • obtaining necessary referrals for prevention of domestic violence, mental health issues or substance abuse,
  • providing evidenced based, in home, therapeutic interventions, and
  • referral to a Parenting Group.

Eligibility criteria

The families must reside in Monroe County and have an identified child at risk of foster care and/or abuse and neglect.

Intake Process

To make a referral to the program, please call the Monroe County Department of Human Services, at (585) 753-5821.

Program Cost

There is no cost to eligible families. The program is voluntary and families do not have to accept the service.