Initiated in 2002, Families First works in collaboration with Brown County Human Services to offer prevention and intervention services to families in our community. Families First provides intensive case management services aimed at increasing family safety and stability.
Three distinct types of case management services are provided to Brown County families:
Support - Families experiencing difficulties or crisis receive an assessment and assistance in accessing resources throughout the community.
Preservation - Families who are at risk of having a child removed from their home participate in an assessment and set short-term goals aimed at building on the family’s strengths and removing barriers to success.
Reunification - Families who have had a child removed from the home participate in an assessment and set goals in preparation for the child’s return home.
All referrals for Families First are received through the Brown County Human Services' Child Protection Unit.