After reviewing county-level data on kids in foster care, Clay County aims to equip parents with what they need to keep their children safely in their homes. With funds from UnitedHealthcare, TriCo Mentoring in Manchester will partner with healthcare, schools, DCBS, law enforcement, the court system, and other community agencies to offer Nurturing Parenting, an evidence-based program that helps bolster skills for at-risk families.

“TriCo Mentoring is excited to be partnering with community agencies to improve parenting knowledge and skills in an effort to prevent removal of children from their homes and aid in the return of children to their homes,”–Valerie Lebanion, Assistant Program Director, TriCo Mentoring