ChildStrive’s success stems from a foundational belief in family empowerment and a strength-based model that maximizes each child’s abilities so that they can get the very best start in life. We use a hands-on coaching model. Our staff supports parents and other care givers, enhancing their capacity to meet the specific needs of their infants and toddlers, in the child’s natural learning environments – at home, at their child care center, or in other community settings.
As incorporated apostolates of the Catholic Church in Western Washington, CCS and CHS have provided help and created hope in the lives of men, women, children and their families for decades. CCS was founded over 90 years ago and CHS has been in existence for more than 25 years. CCS is comprised of 12 family centers located throughout Western Washington, and the Long Term Care and Family Behavioral Health systems. Catholic Housing Services (CHS) includes permanent rental housing.
PAY Program: Develop and enact the Pathways for Adolescent Youth (PAY) program. PAY provides community role models and positive reinforcement for youth who are at high risk of youth and gang violence. The program will initially focus on Explorer Middle School with school staff and Everett Police School Resource Officers selecting participants. The program aims to support both the youth and their entire family, through positive mentorship and enrollment in the Strengthening Families program. An additional component seeks to incentivize good behavior and decisions of selected youth by offering "rewards", in the form of gift cards and recognition, for positive behavior as a healthy replacement for "rewards" and lure of the "gang-life".