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ARS Another Road to Safety
Prescott-Joseph is proud to serve as a site offering Another Road to Safety, or ARS services. This is one of our newest programs and we are very excited about this opportunity to serve West Oakland families in need.
What is Another Road to Safety (ARS)?
Another Road to Safety (ARS) is an innovative effort between Alameda County Social Services Agency, First 5/Every Child Counts, and three (3) neighborhood collaboratives.
The program serves low to moderate risk families who are diverted from Childrens Protective Services (CPS) to a community based, intensive family support service delivery program. Family-focused, strength-based services will be provided by local community based organizations.
ARS is aimed at developing and implementing community-based, in-home child abuse and neglect prevention and early intervention services that keep children from formally entering the child welfare system and builds family strengths and capacity.
The emphasis of the program is the in-home component. Another critical piece of the program is the development of a mutually acceptable family service plan, which will outline the family's goals and timetable.
In addition to Prescott-Joseph, ARS services are available at La Familia Counseling Service (South Hayward) and Family Support Services of the Bay Area (East Oakland).
Who does ARS help?
Families with children 0-18 years at risk of entering the Child Welfare System
How does Another Road to Safety work?
The eight (8) program components are:
Know someone in need of help? Contact us today.