Community Services

Strength-based services focus on overall wellbeing and are provided in-home or in easily accessible community settings at convenient times.

Nurturing Families

FamilyForward is a Healthy Families America® (HFA) affiliate. HFA equips parents with the tools and resources needed to create strong, lifelong relationships with their children. HFA promotes positive parenting skills and attachment, optimal prenatal care, child health and development, and enhanced family self-sufficiency.

Riquita’s Story

Home Visiting

  • In-home parenting education provided by the Nurturing Family Network links families with community resources to ensure a stable and nurturing environment for children from birth to three years.
  • The Nurturing Family Network is comprised of Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri, Good Shepherd Children & Family Services, and FamilyForward.


  • Individual, family, and group counseling is provided with special attention given to strengthening parent-child relationships. 
  • FamilyForward clinicians complete training in an extensive range of trauma-informed practices. Children and their families are evaluated and matched with the appropriate therapeutic intervention to meet their needs. 

Life’s journey is never complete. FamilyForward’s program taught us that no matter how much your family is struggling and feeling hopeless, things can change for the better. Everybody’s life can change!

– Crystal

Getting Started

Call 314.534.9350 and ask for Intake or email to learn more about FamilyForward’s Community Services.