Family Enrichment Services/Parent Education Program

A Home-Based Program Strengthening Hartford Families 

Our #1 Goal is to strengthen families by empowering parents to care for their children through home and community-based parent education services. 

Our Mission

We are dedicated to breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect, serving and strengthening children and families.

 Program Description

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Saint Francis Hospital Family Enrichment Services (formerly known as Parent Aide) provides home-based education to Hartford families. In an effort to engage parents in improved outcomes for their children, parent aides perform weekly visits for four months, with an option to extend the length of service.  Individualized goals are developed and can include learning about budgeting, child development, employment, discipline techniques, home management skills and utilizing community resources.  Our goal is to empower families to effectively care for and support their children.  Through loving homes, caring hearts and healing hands together we are creating bright futures!

Family Enrichment Specialists:    

  • Provide weekly in-home visits for a minimum of two hours a week
  • Provide support, advocacy and guidance to parents in any stage of parenting!
  • Provide parents with the tools they need to be the best parent that they can be
  • Build confidence and coping skills
  • Spanish Speaking specialists and evening and weekend hours are available.  


To Participate 


My Family Enrichment Specialist was always there for me!”  

“Family Enrichment Services has helped me learn that I am okay, that I will be okay and that I am doing a good job!” 

“Working with Family Enrichment Services has boosted my self-esteem! Having a professional adult on my side to keep me on track is a wonderful thing!” 

Participation in the SFH Family Enrichment Services program is voluntary and open to Hartford, West Hartford, Windsor and Bloomfield families. Referrals can be made by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF). Community referral slots also are available. Children must reside in the home to be eligible. 

For referrals or further information please call us at 860-714-4765 or email 

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