partneerships

What is Partnerships for Families?

Partnerships for Families (PFF) is a program designed to prevent child abuse and neglect from occurring by providing parents with supportive services. It is a free, voluntary program and services are offered to pregnant women and families with children 5 and younger who are at high risk for child maltreatment.

Community Referrals

In order to be eligible for community referrals, families must have the following criteria:
1) The parent (mother/father) must be expecting a child or have a child under 12 months.
AND
2) The parent must be experiencing one of the following concerns: domestic violence,     
substance abuse,mental health concerns, or young parental age (21 years or younger).

What kind of services are offered?

• Case management with linkage to
   community resources

• Counseling
• Parenting classes (free childcare
  may be available)

• Funding for basic family needs

• Intensive services for domestic violence, mental
  health, and substance abuse related needs

• Support groups
• Early care and education
• Family events
• Transportation

• Services are offered in English and Spanish


Length of Services
12 months but may extend beyond 12 month limit with approval.

Contact

Commerce
Office: 5628 E. Slauson Ave
Commerce, CA 90040
Main Office Number: (323) 318-9960

Claudia Williams, LCSW
PFF Clinical Supervisor
323-480-9246
cwilliams@pennylane.org

Lilia Amezquita
PFF Program Manager
(323) 318-9960 ext.  9327
lamezquita@pennylane.org

Maria Gomez
Office Manger
(323) 318-9960 ext.  3328
mgomez@pennylane.org

Lancaster
Office: 43423 Division Street
Suite #102 Lancaster, CA 93535

Contact Information
Staff Assistant
(661) 206-0830 

Craig Cincis, M.A.  
PFF Project Manager  ccincis@pennylane.org
(661) 441-5905

Theresa J. Culver, LCSW
PFF Clinical Director
tculver@pennylane.org
(661) 206-0375