You name it, we’ve done it! Our past includes working with the Department of Children’s Services for over 10 years, providing all types of services to families and children. TNCSA provided hands on services such as teaching people how to clean their house, how to budget their money, more effective ways to go grocery shopping. These services were provided to individuals active with DCS under our Family Support Services and Family Crisis Intervention Services and other in home support and advocacy services. TNCSA case managers connected families to community resources, helped them register for parenting classes and other educational opportunities and also provided support and counseling directly in their home where it was safe and convenient for the family. We helped hundreds of parents who were young and inexperienced; families that were dealing with crisis caused by financial hardships; families struggling with drug abuse or health issues; and families coping with children who were having difficulty navigating the waters of childhood and adolescence. We offered in-home counseling services, supported parents by attending court or school meetings with them and even provided financial assistance for immediate needs such as food, clothing or help getting the lights turned back on. TNCSA has helped families find a way to be the safe haven where their children were free to be “kids” and where children would want to come because it was safe and healthy.