is based on the premise that when one reaches their highest level of functioning, everyone wins – the individuals being served and their families – thus trickling down into the community at large. FOTFT can provide case management services in the areas of:
Re-Entry Case Management
Offers transitional support to men and women who are returning to the workforce
Develops partnerships with various resource networks
-Meeting basic needs of each participant, Help facilitate a successful reentry
Conducts workshops on life skill areas
-Goal Setting, Crisis Management, Communication Skills
Manages Case load of 25-30 men and women
-Maintains current charts of each (including individual service plans, progress reports and encounter documents)
Holds individual meetings with each participants in various communities
-Advocacy, linkage support to needed resources
Parenting Case Management
Each family should expect:
One intake meeting at onset
– Assess needs
– Compose an FWP, Family Work Plan
– Goal setting
– Accountability of all involved parties
– Resource Referrals as needed
Accompaniment to appointments as needed
Weekly Wellness calls/text
Monthly parenting support group
Crisis Response Plans as needed;
Closure needs assessment
– Family Dinner at the home or at a restaurant (in-kind donor, based upon available resources)
– Certificate of completion
Monthly follow-up for 90 days following closure of intervention
– Sharing resources
– Potentially continue in support of the parenting group
FOTFT case management helps those men and women we work with to identify suitable community service providers, while ensuring that available resources are being utilized.
Constant engagement; FOTFT case managers engages maintains bi-weekly communication with assigned case load, in addition to daily affirmation text of encouragement. Meetings are usually held in local public community settings.
Advocacy is another measure of case management, we strive to hold all parties accountable to their commitments; participants and service providers.
All FOTFT case managers are educated from accredited universities and engage in on-going professional development efforts to ensure awareness of current trends and evidence-based practices, such as trauma exposure, trauma-informed, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and contingency therapeutic interventions.
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society partnership
Most recently, Fruits of the Family Table partnered with Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to offer case management services for their Roots To Re-entry program. Currently in its seventh year, this program provides intensive job training in landscaping and horticulture, as well as life skills support and job placement to inmates from the city’s prison system and those active on probation or parole. Program graduates are placed in high-demand jobs in the landscaping industry.