Better Beginnings For Parents & Children

Provides intensive, comprehensive, and flexible clinical therapeutic services for families in the home.  Focused attention is dedicated to improving parent wellness and parent/child relationships.  With this in mind, services include individual therapy for adults and children as well as couple and family therapy.  In addition, program staff offer education on child development and effective parenting strategies.  Supportive, educational, and skill-building sessions occur on a weekly basis for adult participants. 

  • Location: 1654 W. Onondaga St., Syracuse.
  • Fees: No fee for therapy. Day care costs are not covered.
  • Eligibility: Onondaga County residents. Families with children birth to age 5 years or pregnant women. One or both of the parents must have a history of chronic mental illness.
  • Information: Please call 315-424-1840 and ask for the Better Beginnings program.
  • Good to know: The program includes direct service and consultation with the early childhood specialist in the home.

Success Story

Read more about real people helped by this program:

John: Better Beginnings