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Beech Brook Family Drop-In Center

Today’s children learn to become tomorrow’s parents. 

Young Child With His MotherThe Beech Brook Family Drop-In Center at the Carl B. Stokes Social Services Mall provides parenting education, support groups and resources for low-income families in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood.

Today, a strong family life is more important than ever. It is in families that values are passed from one generation to the next, and today’s children learn to become tomorrow’s parents. Unfortunately, our community’s families are threatened on many fronts: poverty, violence, substance abuse, teen pregnancy and divorce—all unraveling the fabric of family life.

The Center offers a variety of programs under the umbrella of Family Health designed to strengthen and support families, so children can grow up with every benefit of a healthy family environment.

Click here to see our Family Drop-In Center schedule and classes.


  • Integrated Care – Services, resources and referrals to support physical and behavioral health for families in Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood
  • Parenting Classes – classes to strengthen families by helping parents/caregivers understand their children at various developmental levels and improve discipline and communication; includes groups for teen parents, fathers, recovering parents and anger management
  • Victims of Crime Assistance – counseling, support and resources for children and families who have been victims of or impacted by crime
  • Seminars for Divorcing Parents – educational program to help parents support their children through the stages of divorce, including training in age-appropriate responses and identifying children at risk
  • Drop-In Center – anger management, parent education, resources and referrals for parents in Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood
  • Comprehensive Sex Education – abstinence-based, age-appropriate curriculum for students in grades 4-8; includes goal-setting, development, self-esteem, prevention and emotional issues related to sexuality
  • Moms and Mentors –mentoring, education, support and activities for pregnant teens and young mothers ages 17-21 who are in foster care or have recently aged out of foster care
  • Anger Management – provides parents with the tools to better manage their anger, not only as it relates to their children, but also day-to-day stress triggers. Anger management is also taught to children and teens.
  • Family Stability/Homeless Prevention Program – case management and referral services for families with children who live in Famicos low-income housing units
  • Police Assisted Referral (PAR) – supports families in CMHA housing that have undergone domestic violence/conflict by connecting them with community supports and resources to prevent the reoccurrence of violence
  • S.T.E.P.S. – classes where parents learn to influence early brain development through purposeful play and interaction with their infants and young children
  • Supportive Visitation – coaching for parents whose children have been been removed from their homes
  • Community Wraparound – services through a site coordinator in a Cleveland school for students involved in a partial hospitalization program and their families
  • Therapeutic Tutoring – specialized tutoring to improve the reading skills of students involved in some Beech Brook school-based mental health programs