Family to Family
University Settlement and Family to Family also have the privilege of serving as the lead agency of the Broadway Collaborative. The Collaborative is comprised of local partner agencies who meet monthly share information and resources in order to best serve our community. The mission of the Collaborative is:
To meet the needs of our residents, by enhancing their accessibility to community resources that improve the quality of life for individuals and families of the Broadway neighborhood.
University Settlement’s Family to Family Program assists families involved with Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services who are in need of resources, advocacy, and support.
Staff provide a family-friendly environment to all participants and encourage independence and personal growth. The program offers support groups for relative, foster, and adoptive caregivers, hosts reunification visits for relative or biological family members, as well as offers services for youth aging out of foster care. Additionally, the Family to Family Program manages University Settlement's Baby Box distribution. Baby Boxes are new baby starter kits that double as safe sleep spaces for infants. Parents with young children need only complete an online syllabus in order to receive a voucher that can be redeemed at University Settlement.