Friends for Families Under Stress

Parent Aide Program

Parent Aide utilizes the Strengthening Families approach to increase the family protective factors that include: parental resilience, building social connections, concrete support in times of need, knowledge of parenting and child development, and developing social and emotional competence in their children. The program is offered to Richland County families with children between the ages of 0-12.

Who Are Parent Aides?

Parent Aides are people who understand the unique challenges of parenting. Parent Aides are friendly mentors who can relate to parents in a way that is informative and supportive. They are role model who, by training and experience, possess a foundation of knowledge and skills to teach positive parenting strategies, while also providing encouragement, and support of the individual parent’s goals and challenges.

How Can I Be Involved?

If you think the Parent Aide Program might be able to offer the support you need as a parent, please call 419-524-9333. We would be happy to talk to you! Contact our office for more information and referral forms.

Parent Aide utilizes volunteers in a variety of ways. If you think that you might have time, skills, or resources to share, our friendly volunteer coordinator would love to hear from you!