All Families Are Ready
About the Program
Connect Casino Road’s All Families Are Ready (AFAR) family development & case management program is unique. We work alongside families to cultivate the independent ability to thrive through a relationship-based, coaching model. The holistic support we provide to families covers 5 domains of family development: Relationships and Social Connections, Education and Employment, Parenting and Child Development, Financial Stability and Basic Needs, and Health and Wellbeing.
Through this work, we take a two-generational approach to supporting Casino Road families with young children (ages prenatal - 8) and work to shift the systems that serve them towards more equitable approaches.
In this model, we help families with young children build the confidence, skills, connections, and resilience they need to thrive.
We work alongside families to help them identify and replace the cycles and patterns that aren’t serving them, while also embracing and strengthening the ones that do, from their perspective.
Families will develop and embrace the confidence, tools, knowledge, & skills to reach their goals. From this work, we learn to identify the mindsets, policies, and practices within our community that must shift or be reimagined in order to support families throughout Casino Road in cultivating and preserving positive generational cycles.
If we do this work well, families we never come in contact with will benefit from the systems-shifting work of AFAR.
Families having the ability to make and work towards goals, and the need for external organizational/institutional supports decrease.
Families develop inner resilience and confidence to identify and meet their aspirations
Families have healthy, culturally relevant, and supportive relationships within their family and community
Families have the ability to advocate for what they need.
Practice and policy change occur on the community level, informed by AFAR.
Population-level outcomes shift as mindsets, practices and policies are reimagined
How it Works
About the Team
This newly developing team is comprised of representatives from all tenants and users of The Village on Casino Road. Their purpose is to coordinate across the many different partners that use the Village, to inform decision making around The Village, and to create a supportive environment for the families we serve.
The Village on Casino Road
Each family has their own
personal Family Coordinator
who who works one-on-one
with the family to assess
needs, connect to
resource, and reach goals.
Bilingual, bicultural Family
Therapists work as a team with
the Family Coordinators to
provide free, culturally
responsive counseling to
children and families
Families receive education
and coaching opportunities
to support positive family
relationships and to give
families the tools they need
to meet their aspirations.