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Take Advantage of Family Resources

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The Special School District’s FACE (Family and Community Engagement) program offers a diverse array of virtual and in-person workshops, family networking sessions, and resource sessions. These opportunities are open to all families residing in St. Louis County and are not limited to those served by SSD.

The FACE program covers a wide range of topics to support families in various aspects of their journey. From educational workshops to networking sessions and resource exploration, there's something for everyone.

Participation in FACE events is free of charge, ensuring accessibility for all families. They believe in removing barriers to engagement and providing equal opportunities for learning and connection. While many of their events are free, some may require registration. This helps ensure optimal participation and tailored experiences to meet the needs of attendees. Be sure to register for your preferred events to secure your spot!

Family Cafe: These gatherings offer parents and caregivers a supportive and inclusive environment to connect and share insights. Each event focuses on the Strengthening Families Five Protective Factors: Resilience, Relationships, Knowledge, Support, and Communication. Don't miss out—register today for the next session on March 14th and strengthen your family's bond!

Family Resource Hub: This resource is available to assist you on most Tuesdays and Fridays each month. Staff is there to provide support to families seeking information on community resources and educational assistance. Additionally, the Hub provides access to a satellite food pantry to address immediate food needs, as well as internet access to facilitate the completion of applications for various services. Please reach out to FACE to schedule an appointment for assistance.

We encourage you to take advantage of these enriching opportunities to connect, learn, and grow together as a community. For more information and to register for upcoming events visit SSD’s FACE webpage.