Family Focus combines a complete array of short-term, trauma-responsive residential treatment services with trauma-informed in-home support services to help families work through their most urgent problems and learn the skills they need to remain together safely. During this 9-month program (which may be extended on a month-by-month basis with approval), our team works closely with each family, connecting them to community resources to plan, coordinate, and carry out the treatment process.

Families Receive:

  • An individualized plan for success.
  • Access to residential treatment, in-home services or a combination of both.
  • Weekly individual child therapy, family therapy and case management services.
  • 24/7 access to our team.
  • Respite care for crisis intervention.
  • Connections to community resources to transition supports and services to a sustaining community-based provider.

Who We Serve

  • Youth ages 5–18 years old and their families.
  • Youth with a history of aggressive or running away behaviors.
  • Youth struggling in school and/or with substance abuse.
  • Parents/guardians who are overwhelmed by their child’s behavior.
  • Families facing mental health challenges.
  • Families needing services to prevent their child from being removed from the home.
  • Families needing services to safely reunify their child back into the home after a hospitalization.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Families live in Jackson County.
  • Self-referrals from Jackson County families or community-based referrals from any Jackson County school/agency that supports children and families.

Family Focus is 100% free! Costs are covered by the Jackson County Community Mental Health Fund. Having health insurance is not a requirement for a referral!


Make a Referral

To make a referral, email us or call (816) 508-3628.