A community where all children are valued, nurtured, protected, and therefore will reach their full potential.
Pathways to Hope for Children (PHC) serves as an umbrella for a wide range of projects throughout Shasta County that offer community outreach, youth development, family support, and child abuse prevention education (such as child abuse reporting workshops) and awareness activities.
Family Resource Center offers case management, parent education, diapers and a clothing closet. Drop-in services are available Monday – Friday 9:00-4:00 or call to make an appointment. Services are free for all caregivers of children up to age 18.
Mandated Reporter and Training is offered by PHC, as our staff provides training to professionals, paraprofessionals and other individuals who are mandated to report suspected child abuse or neglect due to their work or interactions with children.
The Community Parent Partner Program serves families with children 0-5 referred from Shasta County Children and Family Services. Parent Partners work with low-risk abuse case families and connect them with community-based organizations such as counseling, drug rehabilitation and other family-strength companies.
The Road to Resilience Program is offered through a $1.6 million state grant from the Office of Child Abuse Prevention, PHC has hired eight new case workers that will provide services to pregnant women with a history of/or current issue with substance abuse.
Launch – Through a partnership with First 5 Shasta, Shasta County Health and Human Services, The Shasta County Office of Education and four local elementary schools to place AmeriCorps Parent Partners into kindergarten classrooms through a program called “Launch”. The goal is to reduce absenteeism in kindergarten and launch children into a successful school experience
The SafeCare Program is an evidence-based parent-training curriculum for parents who are at risk or have been reported for maltreatment. Trained professionals work with at-risk families in their home environments to improve parents’ skills. Program components include Parent-Child/Parent-Infant Interactions, Home Safety, and Health.
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is a parenting and family support strategy. Triple P strategies help parents develop a positive relationship with their child, increase desirable behaviors, and teach new skills.
Anderson Teen Center – Established in 2001, the Anderson Teen Center provides a safe and positive environment for youth in the after-school hours. The teen center has been a main focus of partnership activities for the past 10 years. Under the close supervision of the teen center staff and AmeriCorps Members, the teen center offers activities for youth in 7th – 12th grades including drop-in recreational activities, leadership and community services opportunities, homework help and computer/internet access, as well as small group mentoring.
Education and Public Awareness is offered in pursuit of our mission of promoting a local culture that values all children and families, PHC is dedicated to educating the community regarding warning signs and long-term repercussions of child abuse and neglect and while offering free support services for parents and other caregivers. PHC conducts more than 20 outreach activities and/or events each year in order to distribute evidence-based parenting guides and educational materials such as Triple P, SafeCare, 5 Protective Factors, the 40 Developmental Assets and Hope Theory. In an effort to provide education and awareness while keeping costs at a minimum PHC also maintains a web-site with resources and information for partners, parents and the community
PHC is the fiscal agent and manager for the Child Death Review Team of Shasta County. This team reviews all deaths of children age eighteen and under to determine whether death was avoidable. One purpose in reviewing these deaths is to find trends and advocate for policy changes based on the review team findings.
Parent Partners & Family Resource Center:
2280 Benton Drive, Building C. Redding CA 96003
Anderson Teen Center:
2889 East Center Street, Anderson, CA 96007