One Family

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Hillside’s One Family program empowers family and kinship caregivers to safely care and plan for children and vulnerable adults in order to prevent non-relative placement. This service provides education to kinship caregivers, and assists families with coordination of Family Group Decision Making meetings in order to improve safety and permanency for children and vulnerable adults. Through this process, our goal is to decrease the number of individuals in non-relative placement.

About this Program

The One Family program provides a wrap-around services aimed to support placement with kinship caregivers. Through a two-fold approach, workers partner with family members to develop and strengthen connections, support kinship placement, and decrease out-of-home placements. The Care Coordinator assists the family in coordinating Family Group Decision Making meetings. Through these meetings, family members are empowered to make family plans to support their unique strengths and needs. The Skillbuilder provides in-home services designed to address and support the unique challenges and needs of kinship caregivers. The Skillbuilder also teaches these caregivers to address and manage relationship dynamics within the family unit.

The Skillbuilder works collaboratively with the Kinship Caregiver to assess their needs that can include but are not limited to:

  • Loss/Loyalty
  • Role/Boundary Redefinition
  • Guilt/Embarrassment
  • Child Rearing Practices
  • Stress Management/Physical Limitations
  • Bonding and Attachment
  • Anger and Resentment
  • Fantasies of Reunification
  • Overcompensation

Intensive services are provided in the relative caregiver/family’s home on an as-needed basis for approximately three months. The One Family program is voluntary and of no cost to eligible families.


This program is open to eligible families in Allegany and Chautauqua counties.


Allegany County
36 Water Street
Cuba NY 14727

Chautauqua County
305 E Fairmount Ave Suite C
Lakewood NY 14750

Contact Information

For details about this or any Hillside program, contact us 24 hours a day at 585-256-7500 or info@hillside.com

This Program Supported by Allegany and Chautauqua counties.

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