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In 2019, Partnership for Strong Families was one of nine sites chosen throughout the nation to receive the Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families grant. This competitive process presented the perfect opportunity for our team to envision how to strengthen the services provided at our Resource Centers through a rigorous evaluation as well as expand our RC Model to Lake City, Florida; a goal that we have been working toward for a number of years. The grant will bring $2.7 million dollars over a five year period.

For more than 10 years, our agency has been leading innovative approaches to strengthen families and increase the presence of the protective factors through our Resource Centers in Alachua and Levy Counties, and results are promising. Our Resource Center Model has created a multi-system collaborative focusing on primary prevention that works toward the ultimate goal of preventing child maltreatment and reducing entries into foster care. Under the Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families grant, PSF will evaluate our current Model, refine the model based on evaluation findings and bring the Resource Center Model to Lake City.

In doing so, PSF will be able to identify and highlight those components of our RC Model that are directly associated with reducing rates of child maltreatment and entries into foster care. This knowledge will help us to provide targeted services that will be of most benefit to our Resource Center patrons, as well as create opportunities for sharing and replication across our community, state, and nation.

As we continue to work towards the goals identified in our grant, we will provide regular updates through this section of the website to keep you informed of our progress and outcomes. We are excited about this opportunity to build collaborations that will help to strengthen families and keep kids safe. For more information on this project, please contact Toni Spoliansky, project director, at and be sure to check out the Administration for Children and Families’ funding announcement as well as our press release!

Child abuse is preventable
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A hallmark of PSF’s system of care is our belief that child abuse is preventable. We have found that by providing resources and supports to families in need on the front end, many can avoid reaching the crises that lead to formal child welfare involvement functions.

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