In addition to our housing program, Elijah Family Homes was thrilled to open up a Parent-Child Assistance Program site in Benton and Franklin counties in July 2017. Both programs fill a need for those lacking other resources within our community.
The Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) was founded in 1991 by Dr. Therese Grant at the University of Washington as a federally funded research project. This evidence-based home visitation case management model was created to help mothers who abuse alcohol or drugs during their pregnancy. The primary goal of PCAP is to prevent future births of alcohol and/or drug exposed children.
For more information on the history of the program visit the University of Washington PCAP site.
PCAP is a three year case management program. Our trained and supervised bachelor-level case managers work closely with their clients on a one-on-one basis over this time period. Clients can expect to see their case manager face-to-face an average of two times per month. In-between in-person visits, clients can expect to hear from their case managers via call, text, or other electronic communication.
The case managers offer regular home visitation and link women and their families with a comprehensive array of existing community resources to address health care, housing, child welfare and other issues. Case managers help mothers identify personal goals and the steps necessary to achieve them; they monitor progress, facilitate case conferencing and integrated service delivery among providers, transport clients and children to important appointments and work actively with the extended family.
For women residing in Benton or Franklin County please make sure the following apply:
• Abuse alcohol/drugs during pregnancy;
• Are pregnant or up to 12 months post-partum;
• Are ineffectively connected to community services
• Have a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and
• Are currently abusing alcohol, and
• Are in their childbearing years