Preventive Services: Family Centers
Pennsylvania's Family Centers
Building Strong Families and Strong Communities
For nearly a decade, Pennsylvania's Family Centers have integrated and provided 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.
- Access health care information as well as assistance regarding health care services and insurance.
- Access education, training and employment information.
- Receive information and assistance on other community resources, such as well-baby care, immunizations and early intervention services.
Since each Family Center takes a unique approach to meeting their community's needs, not all services are available in every center. However, Family Center services may include:
- Adult Education
- Job Training and Placement
- Language Skills
- Literacy Programs
- Parent Support Groups
- Parenting Skills Programs
- Child Health and Development Screenings
- Family Activities
- Toy and Book Lending Libraries
- Child Care Programs
- Summer and After-School Activities
- The Parents As Teachers (PAT) Program (This program is for families with children who are birth to five years of age.)
Family Center Facts
- There are 32 state-funded Family Centers in Pennsylvania.
- Twelve are school-based, and 20 are community-based centers.
- Family Centers are located in 28 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties and include 62 sites.
Almost 60 percent of Pennsylvania's population lives in counties served by Family Centers.
Find a Parents as Teachers affiliate program near you.