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Direct Family Interventions

Direct Family Interventions provides in-home services to families in Rock Island and Mercer counties in Illinois that have communication or relationship problems.

A Bethany case manager works with the family over a six to nine month period, teaching the basic skills necessary to properly parent and/or supervise children.

Families are given various community resources to increase appropriate, safe, family function and reduce or eliminate future charges of neglect or abuse, or police contacts.

What types of services are provided?

Direct Family Interventions provides a variety of support to at-risk families.
Case managers provide therapeutic services to address:

  • Parenting skills
  • Social skills development
  • Problem solving skills
  • Behavior management
  • Communication skills
  • Life skills (budgeting, cleaning, cooking)
  • Anger management
  • Relationship problems
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Advocacy

Is there a fee for services?

Direct Family Interventions is available at no cost to families who live in Rock Island and Mercer counties in Illinois.

This program is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services and the United Way of the Quad Cities Area.

Who may refer a family for services?

The family may contact the agency themselves, or referrals may be made by a teacher, counselor, physician, Juvenile Court officer, the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services, or any individual with concerns for a child's well-being.

A family does not have to be involved with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services or the court system to participate in the Direct Family Interventions program.

Contact Information

Ben Cleaveland
Associate Director of Community Services
(309) 736-6602
bcleaveland@bethany-qc.org

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