United Way of Martin County invests in local programs that increase protective factors and decrease risk factors associated with healthy, stable and resilient families.
Why does it matter? Studies show that increasing protective factors and decreasing risk factors for youth significantly improves the likelihood of creating strong families. When youth are contributing members of a healthy family, they are less likely to engage in risky behaviors.
The following programs are funded under United Way's Families priority area:
Helping People Succeed
Individualized home-based parenting education, developmental play instruction, behavioral support, infant massage and early brain development education.
Father & Child Resource Center
Martin County Healthy Start Coalition
Helps children achieve healthy growth and development by promoting responsible fatherhood and improving the quality and quantity of fathers’ involvement with their children.
Hope Rural School
Provides parenting classes, garden projects and children’s wellness programs for parents and students in the Indiantown community.
Home-based parent education and support designed to prevent child abuse and neglect.