Family Center Grant

Pennsylvania's Family Centers integrate and provide community services to help families become healthier, better educated and self-sufficient.

Family Centers help parents:

  • Learn about their children's development
  • Engage in parent education and child development activities
  • Assist parents in finding appropriate child care programs
  • Access health care information as well as assistance regarding health care services and insurance
  • Assist parents in accessing OVR or other trainings
  • Receive information and assistance on other community resources, such as well-baby care, immunizations and early intervention services

Family Centers take a unique approach to meeting their community's needs. Some of the services may include:

  • Parent Support Groups
  • Parenting Skills Program using Systematic Training for Effective Parenting Curriculum
  • Parents as Teachers Affiliate Program 
  • Developmental screenings using Ages and Stages Developmental and Social Emotional tool
  • Family Activities
  • Language Skills

Berks County's Family Center contact is Berks Community Action Program. Telephone (610) 376-6571