148 South Fitzhugh Street

Rochester, NY 14608

SPCC (Society for the Protection & Care of Children)

Established in 1875, SPCC is the nation's longest-standing nonprofit agency working to heal children and prevent further abuse. We offer services to empower and restore hope in children and their families whose lives have been impacted by violence, abuse, grief, poverty, malnutrition and teen pregnancy. SPCC has 8 programs that serve over 7,000 participants annually. SPCC helps families find strength and stability, develop healthy relationships, and better their communities. Our Programs: - Teen-Age Parent Support Services (TAPSS) offers individual and group counseling for pregnant and parenting teens and their families. Case managers help to address issues such as housing, healthcare, education, employment and parenting. Weekly groups offer, support, education, socialization and parenting skills training. Transportation and child care are provided for all groups. Significant support is provided to assist young moms in obtaining their educational and employment related goals so they can become self-sufficient. In-home parenting education is provided to the teen parents using the evidence-based Parents As Teachers curriculum - a nationally recognized model for successful parenting. All services are provided free of charge and are available to parents age 21 or under and their families. - The Family Trauma Intervention Program (FTIP) is a home, community and agency-based program providing a wide array of services for children and families who have experienced trauma. These experiences may include domestic violence, abuse/neglect, fatalities and/or whose children are at risk of foster care placement. The program works to help parents address issues of trauma and/or loss, as well as developing more effective parenting skills. Services include but are not limited to: individual, family and group counseling, crisis intervention, case management, parenting skills training, referrals and advocacy. - The Healthy Families Monroe (HFM) program is a home-based visiting program for expectant and new parents which focuses on nurturing the parent-child bond. Social-emotional health, security and nurturing in infancy and early childhood are the most critical ingredients for child development and a thriving future. - The Supervised Visitation Program (SVP) offers referred families safe and supportive weekly visits in a friendly, homelike environment, balancing the need for safety and security with the need for quality time between non-custodial parents and their children. This program provides parents the opportunity to learn and improve parenting skills through individualized parent education, coaching and role modeling. In addition, families requiring services from the Supervised Exchange Program are offered a safe neutral location for the exchange of their children from one parent to another. - The Therapeutic Visitation Program (TVP) provides specialized visitation services for children and parents in families impacted by attachment disruption, loss, separation, high conflict divorce and custody, and histories of trauma to strive for healing, growth, and overall child and family well-being. It is a center-based program that provides child-focused therapeutic intervention within the context of supervised visitation, in which staff partner with families, professionals, and systems to create individualized therapeutic plans for various family structures in need of a higher level of support to experience healthy familial visitation. TVP offers a flexible approach which is applied to work with the family system, and the well-being, emotional health, and safety of the child are continually assessed. - The Mary Ellen Institute (MEI) is SPCC's program providing professional development and community education across child and family serving disciplines. As an approved provider of Continuing Education through New York State (LMHC, LCSW/LMSW, LCAT) and as Endorsed® professionals through the New York State Association of Infant Mental Health, MEI provides quality training and consultation that is aligned with professional requirements. - The Finger Lakes WIC Program operates out of SPCC's satellite offices in Canandaigua, Newark, Penn Yan and Waterloo. WIC clinics are also held in Sodus, Wolcott, Geneva, Fairport, and Webster. WIC provides nutrition education and counseling to eligible families in Eastern Monroe, Wayne, Yates, Seneca and Ontario Counties through funds provided by the New York State Health Department. Finger Lakes WIC serves 5,000 women, infants and children each month. - The Vendor Management Agency (VMA) oversees contracts with approximately 400 WIC vendors in 17 counties in Western New York, including processing new vendor applications, training store personnel on WIC regulations and monitoring stores for compliance.

We focus on: Human Services

Where we are: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

We have a matching grant!

Brown & Brown Matching Grant

With our thanks for their continued support, we are pleased to announce that Brown & Brown of NY has once again offered a matching grant for $500.


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