Family, in all its diverse forms, is the heart and backbone of a healthy society.


Family, in all its diverse forms, is the heart and backbone of a healthy society. Our mission is to improve the well-being of the family through strength-based programs that educate, influence public policy, and help families put evidence-based information to work in their lives. In addition to a variety of workshops for parents and caregivers, we also offer resources specifically developed for parenting educators, professional training opportunities for individuals who support families, and internships for students in the human services field of study.

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Story Time!

This FREE story/play time for children aged 0-to-4 and their caregivers meets at 8:30-9:30am at Enfield Elementary on 4/11 & 4/25! Alternate Thursdays through May!

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Coalition for Families

Join parents, volunteers & agency staff to strengthen our community for children, youth and families! Meets every 3rd Thursday, 8:30am. All are welcome!

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Parents ApartĀ®

This 6-hour workshop helps parents learn how to help their child(ren) adjust during their separation or divorce. Next class: (2) Mondays, 6-9pm, 5/6 & 5/13.

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Certification Training

On-line registration is now open for "Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support Certification" Training on May 3, 2019. Sign up now!!!

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Family Resources

Tompkins Families is a community-based effort to connect rural parents and families in Dryden, Groton, & Newfield to create supportive environments for all families!

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Family Resource Directory

Tompkins County, New York State and the broader community have plenty of resources to offer for education, health, employment and more!

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Anna Steinkraus
Family & Community Development Program Coordinator
(607) 272-2292 ext. 145

Last updated April 16, 2019