For Parents

Southside Family Nurturing Center has been serving families in the Phillips neighborhood and surrounding community since 1974, and one of the first family nurturing agencies to help children and parents reach their goals together.  Families participate in our programs voluntarily, qualify based on income, and all services are free of charge.

Support for You…

For your child 16 months to 5 years you will find:

  • Loving, professional, award-winning, therapeutic early childhood education, 9 AM-12:30 PM, M-F
  • Emphasis on social-emotional development for school and life success
  • Therapeutic support for your child who may need extra help include occupational, speech, play, and music therapy
  • Door-to-door transportation from your home to Southside and back
  • Nutritious meals and snacks for your child

We will help you achieve your goals:

  • Healthy start for your children
  • Family safety and stabilization
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Healing
  • Positive health and education outcomes

What You Can Expect…

Supports for enrolled families:

  • Home visiting and parenting support
  • Family Events including shared meal and parent-child attachment building activities
  • Community resource, referral and advocacy
  • Parent support groups
  • Crisis intervention and support
  • Interpretation services in family’s first language
  • Parent engagement in classrooms and on regular field trips
  • Multi-lingual and multicultural staff
  • On site, adult mental health therapy

For more information or to enroll your child contact Jennifer Bridges, Children’s program director, 612-721-2762.

            Hablamos español, 612-721-2762.