The Family Center at Community Connections of Brockton
The Family Center is an initiative of Community Connections of Brockton (CCB). It is a program of the United Way of Greater Plymouth County, supported by funding from the Department of Children and Families (DCF), and has a partnership with Brockton’s Promise.
We value the families that make up our community. The basis of our mission is to help you find the solutions you need to strengthen your family. We work to connect you to neighborhood-based resources and networks of support that will help foster strength within your family. We can achieve this by promoting parental resilience, offering education on parenting and child development, establishing social connections, and providing solid support in times of need. In doing so, we are striving to prevent child abuse and neglect while promoting the healthy growth of our community.
All of our services at The Family Center are free and all families are welcome; there are no eligibility requirements for our services.
Brockton’s Promise is the coalition that formed Community Connections of Brockton. The Family Center of Brockton is a program of the United Way of Greater Plymouth County and its daily functions are overseen by Community Connection of Brockton. The Family Center is founded on the Five Protective Factors Framework: Nurturing and Attachment, Knowledge of Parenting and of Child and Youth Development, Parental Resilience, Social Connections, and Concrete Supports for Parents. and progress made are collected for every family that comes to the center.
Community Connections of Brockton (CCB) was transformed from the Community Connections Coalition of Massachusetts. CCB actively partners with families, parents, residents, CBOs, human service agencies, businesses, and other affiliates who are invested in the strengthening families and neighborhoods for the future of Brockton. We engage in coordinating resources in communities by giving residents a voice in community planning and organizing, and ensuring that services meet the needs of the families in the communities. We provide assistance with filing for Department of Transitional Assistance Services (DTA), housing, and registration for education at all levels (grade school for children, GED testing, college applicants, etc.). We assist with translation services and finding local resources in the community to meet its residents’ needs.
The center always looks for ways to bring services to the community where people meet, worship, and feel safe. We seek ways to help the community in many forms. The staff believes that efforts from their work will lead to neighborhood residents achieving the following milestones: gaining an increased self‐sufficiency, developing increased adult educational attainment, etc.
Did you know?
Cape Verdean Creole, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and English are the languages our staff speaks fluently.
In writing the grant it was determined that the best use of funds would be to use agencies already proficient in the different services required by the State. The YMCA was contracted to assistant with the CRA clinical piece and was allowed to subcontract with BAMSI for the community wrap around coach and outreach requirements.
ELEL Media: Brockton Community Empowerment Award
Bridgewater State University: In recognition of outstanding engagement
Youth Works: Recognition of outstanding Summer Jobs Program
Human Service Forum Member in Good Standing (2000-2001)
Brockton’s Promise Champion Sponsor- 3rd Annual Mentor Recruitment Rally (January 27, 2011)
Brockton Area Workforce BAWIB Investment Board Certificate of Appreciation- 2013 Youth Works Summer Jobs Program (August 28, 2013)
Community Services of Greater Brockton 2015 Excellence in Human Services Award (June 20, 2015)
Stonehill College Certificate of Appreciation