Family Service and Children's Aid holds 'Born Free' open house


By Frank Weir
Legal News

Family Service and Children’s Aid held an open house last week for its Born Free program located at 302 North Blackstone in Jackson.
A spokesperson said that Born Free “is a program dedicated to providing treatment support and assistance to women struggling to overcome substance abuse or mental health problems.

“The program’s goal is to help strengthen the total family in the process. Born Free is open to all women, including pregnant women and their newborns, women with children of any age, as well as women without children.”

The program offers a warm and supportive environment; individual counseling sessions; family counseling; group counseling; co-occurring specialized services; case management; parenting sessions; on-site 12 step meetings; on-site childcare; and transportation support.
Services are available to all Jackson County women regardless of their ability to pay, the spokesperson added.

Through its services, the program hopes to build stronger families; get children off to a healthier start; improve parenting skills; have healthy babies born to healthy mothers; and to forge mother/child bonds to last a lifetime.



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