Programs Supported

Our 2017 Great Hearts Gala supports key initiatives like:

Building Resiliency Starfish is committed to building resiliency in children who have experienced emotional and physical trauma. By implementing the nationally recognized program, Trauma Smart, Starfish has embarked on a multi-year initiative to equip staff and parents with the tools to help families address trauma in healthy ways.

Strengthening the Parent – Child Bond Programs like Dad Power bring together fathers in weekly sessions, providing a unique space for them to share their stressors and successes with one another. Starfish staff provides life skills training and encouragement; this boosts their confidence and competence in being a parent.

Empowering Parents Starfish is committed to helping parents succeed with their children and with their own goals. Starfish University provides parents a wide range of free classes like: “Parenting Infants and Toddlers”, “Managing Your Finances”, and “Cooking with Kids”. Our aim is to help parents build confidence, knowledge, and the skills to ensure strong, healthy families.