As April closes, we’re welcoming longer days, bluer skies and the blooming of flowers. It’s also when playgrounds in Cornerstone communities fill with the laughter of children. It’s one of our favorite times of the year.
At Cornerstone, we’re passionate about the well-being of children. In fact, 38% of our residents are under the age of 18. It’s why we strive to create safe, affordable homes for low-income families.
Children who are homeless experience a higher rate of abuse and neglect. A stable home is the foundation for successful families and kids. Besides a stable home, providing tools and resources to support parents is key. Iris Bicksler, Cornerstone’s Family Resource Navigator is ensuring parents have those tools. This includes onsite parenting classes and workshops.
Iris explains, “Parent education is a protective factor to prevent child abuse, so we were thrilled to collaborate last year with United Way of Lane County to bring Triple P parenting discussion groups to our families.”
The three P’s in ‘Triple P’ stand for Positive Parenting Program. It focuses on providing tools and advice to help parents feel empowered in their role.
Triple P helps parents:
- Raise happy, confident kids
- Manage misbehavior so everyone in the family enjoys life more
- Set rules and routines that everyone respects and follows
- Feel confident they are doing the right thing
This summer Cornerstone will be hosting 24 FREE parenting classes across Lane County! Besides the classes, we’ll provide a meal, childcare, and transportation at no cost. Our hope is that by removing barriers, more parents will have the opportunity to take part.
You can help! Will you provide for one family’s participation in Triple P with a gift of $30? With your partnership families will have the tools they need to excel!