We, Alliance for Children & Families, Inc. —through direct services, advocacy, education, prevention, intervention, supportive services, and the development and implementation of innovative and productive programming—are committed to empowering children, individuals and families to restore them to lives of stability, self-sufficiency and enhancement. We do this by treating all persons with dignity and respect, while embracing their diversity.
Monthly Feature: Family Safety Plan
Do you know how to keep your family safe when things get violent?
Make sure your family has a plan and is prepared to leave your home in the event of family violence. A family safety plan is a personalized plan that includes ways to remain safe during a violent incident, while preparing to get yourself and children to safety, and for staying safe after leaving a violent situation.
Why should a family safety plan be prepared in advance?
When adrenaline is pumping, it affects your ability to think clearly or make logical decisions about your safety, so having a family safety plan can help you be as protected as possible. Having a safety plan laid out in advance can help you protect yourself during episodes of violence when your well-being is most at risk.
Consider this safety plan from The Stark County Domestic Violence Collaborative when laying out your plan:
Safety during a violent incident:
- Practice how to get out of your home safely
- Keep purse and car keys readily available
- Teach children how to call 911
Safety when preparing to leave:
- Open a savings account to increase independence
- Rehearse an escape plan
- Practice said safety plan with your children
Safety with a Family Protection Order
- Keep your protection order on or near you at all times
- Give the protection order to police departments in communities where you visit with family or friends
- Inform your employer, minister, closest friends and relatives that you have a protection order in effect. Show them pictures of the abuser
- Ask for help screening telephone calls at work
- Call police immediately if the order is violated
News & Announcements
Winter S.T.A.M.P. Class Begins 1/18/17!
S.T.A.M.P. (Skills to Acquiring Mastery of Parenting) Classes beings January 18, 2017! Contact Housing Director, Dan Hennon, at (330) 823-6008 to sign up while spots are still available. Click to learn more about S.T.A.M.P
ACF Awarded $16,600 from Sisters of Charity Foundation
Alliance for Children and Families is excited to be the recipient of a Sisters of Charity Foundation Grant. ACF was awarded $16,600 over two years to aid community members transition from shelters to permanent supportive housing. Thank you Sisters of Charity Foundation for your generosity and allowing Alliance for Children and Families to help families in our community. Read the full news article and see the entire list of grant recipients on the Canton Repository.
ACF Receives ArtsinStark Grant
Alliance for Children and Families was chosen to receive a $3,500 grant from ArtsinStark. The grant will fund our Math in Music program. This educational program brings the talents of Stearns’ Violin Shop of Hartville to the children of ACF to teach math concepts through practicing musical instruments. Thank you ArtsinStark for allowing Alliance for Children and Families to continue this great program for another year! Read the article on the Canton Repository and visit our Affiliates webpage to see a recap of our 2015 Math in Music program.