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Strong families and safe children: How community resource centers are helping families in Gainesville

Can a library be a one-stop shop for becoming self-sufficient, improving parenting skills and turning a bad situation into a stepping stone to success? Absolutely — especially if it houses one of the four community resource centers operated by the Partnership for Strong Families (PSF) in North Central Florida.

PSF is a child welfare services provider serving Alachua and 12 other counties in North Central Florida. It has found a powerful way to help families become resilient and stay together by leveraging a wealth of community assets through strong partnerships — starting with a local library.

This piece looks at the growth of a Community of Hope and its goals to expand its reach.