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The Family Center is the hub of Beech Brook’s child abuse prevention, early intervention, parent education and support programs.

The Center is located at 6001 Woodland Ave., in the heart of Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood, where many families struggle against the overwhelming burdens of generational poverty, exposure to violence, substance abuse and other toxic stress. But our services don’t stop there. Our Family Center staff can be found throughout the city, helping to strengthen and support families in many communities so that their children have the chance to grow up in safe, healthy and stable homes.

Our Family Center is a welcoming place where families can feel free to seek information, understanding and assistance in a nonjudgmental, supportive environment.

These are just some of the services offered by the Family Center.


Parenting Classes

Help parents/caregivers understand their children’s needs and behaviors at various developmental levels and learn ways to improve discipline and communication.

Read how the pandemic has made parenting resources a critical need to all families!


Drop-In Hours

Offer a chance for parents to come and meet with staff before or after classes or at other times to seek information and other assistance, or just to talk to someone who cares.


Anger Management

Provides parents with the tools to recognize the underlying causes for their anger and learn to manage their feelings in a healthier way at home and in their everyday lives.


Integrated Care Services

Provide education and resources to help parents manage both physical and behavioral health for themselves and their families.


S.T.E.P.S. Classes

Empower parents to take an active role in their child’s brain development by helping them understand the tremendous impact they can have through purposeful play and interaction with their infants and young children.


Supportive Visitation

Provides coaching for parents whose children have been placed in county custody to prepare them for reunification.


The Police Assisted Referral (PAR)

Provided in partnership with the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) Police Department, prepares officers to be first social responders to residents of CMHA Housing and refer them to the services they need from Beech Brook and other providers.


The Central Connection Program

Another collaborative program between the Partnership for a Safer Cleveland, the Cleveland Police Department, the CMHA Police and Beech Brook for families in the Central Neighborhood whose 9-14-year-old children have committed felony-level crimes, with a goal of diverting them from further criminal activity.


Community Wraparound Services

Provided at Patrick Henry School, these services are designed to engage both students and parents through social services and other activities which support academic success.


The Family Stability/Homeless Prevention Program

Provides social services, information and other supports to help at-risk families maintain stable housing and prevent homelessness.

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