No one knows your family as well as you, so our trained counselors listen to everyone in the family to determine where the problems are and the best way to help you deal with them. We also work with you to identify your family’s strengths, so you can become more resilient and build the capacity to cope. We look at ways to expand your social network, so you have a broader base of parenting support and the skills to successfully advocate the needs of your family.
Our purpose is to help your family members help each other. We don’t tell you what to do. Instead, we work with you to help you figure out the best plan for yourself.
Our counselors find agencies, professionals, support groups and assistance programs to help you reach your goals. These programs may include job counseling, parenting classes, and advice on how to make better use of the community services that can keep your family healthy, happy and together.
As part of our service to you, we help you access programs offered within our community – whether it’s professional counseling, a support group, or childcare. We work with churches, faith-based organizations, and other provider organizations and ensure that these resources are in keeping with your family’s culture as well as its values. And then, we stay with you to make sure that the requirements needed to access these services do not overwhelm your family.
Every family can run into difficulty. It is just part of being human. But the wonder of families is that by working together, supporting each other, and loving each other, they can come through difficult times stronger than before. Sometimes though, they need a little help to get started in the right direction. We’re here to help point your family in the right direction.
As part of our mission to prevent child abuse and neglect, keep families together, strengthening them, and build healthy communities, Geminus Community Partners also offers training for provider organizations. We assist local communities in developing services based on their needs, resources, and cultures.
Please join us and spread the word on our services. After all, why let problems become big when they can be resolved while they are still small!
Effective March 1, 2018, Community Partners, a program of Geminus – Regional Health Systems, will accept proposals for child abuse prevention grants for the period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
Community Partners requests proposals from eligible applicants to provide child abuse and neglect prevention services for Lake County Indiana children and families. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations.
Proposals must be received by April 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM CST. Please address proposals as indicated below.
Attention: Nicholas M. Neal, Director of Family Services
Geminus – Regional Health Systems
8400 Louisiana St.
Merrillville, IN 46410