CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COALITION
Father Engagement Program - "All Dads Rock"
This program identifies and helps fathers reengage in their children's lives, helps build father-child relationships, establishes healthy safe relationships with fathers to improve father-child relationships. It is at 'All Dads Rock' where father figures will have the opportunity to connect with other dads navigating their fatherhood journey. The ADR sessions are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 6:00-8:00PM at the Mariposa Safe Families office.
Mother Engagement Program - Mothers Empowering Mother Support group "MEMS"
MEMS is a wonderful way to connect with other moms navigating the journey of motherhood while supporting each other along the way. Strength, resilience, character, empathy, understanding, are just a few of what MEMS stands for. MEMS is held on the third Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:30PM at Tunnel View Coffee Company.
Monthly Family Engagement Activities
MSF offers a variety fun, safe and interactive monthly activities for families to engage in. It is during said activities where healthy living skills and information is relayed and resource information is provided to families. Some events include: Family Bingo Night (Currently being held via zoom due to COVID-19 pandemic), Fun family giveaways, Family Arts and Crafts Nights, among many others!
Community Partner Program (CPP)
A mentoring program designed to support individuals and families living in poverty within Mariposa County for the purpose of navigating and accessing needed resources for those individuals and families to move out of poverty and into prosperity. These services include but are not limited to arranging transportation to and from appointments, and meetings, providing monetary support for clients basic needs (groceries, fuel, utility bills, etc), in home visits, trainings are also provided in an effort to enhance client life skills while motivating and empowering members to live a safe, healthy, prospering lifestyle. The Community Partner Program is a hand up to those in need. This program also supports local parents navigating the Child Welfare System and/or who have been identified as needing additional supports by Mariposa Safe Families.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION
Friday Night Live/Club Live:
Located at: Mariposa County High School, Woodland Elementary School, Mariposa Elementary School, Lake Don Pedro Elementary School, Greeley Hill Elementary School.
Friday Night Live builds partnerships for positive and healthy youth development which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities.
FNL is focused on preventing community issues such as underage drinking, drinking and driving, tobacco use, social hosting and more. The program also focuses on providing youth with the skills and resources they need to be successful citizens in their communities.
Due to the overwhelming success of Friday Night Live, a middle/junior high school component was developed called Club Live.
The primary focus of both programs is to form youth/adult partnerships with young people, providing programs rich in opportunities and support, so young people will be less likely to engage in problem behaviors, more likely to achieve in school, and more likely to attend higher education or secure a full-time job. Visit the State Friday Night Live Site here: http://fridaynightlive.org/ for additional information.
The Mariposa Friday Night Live and Club Live Chapters have been key part in the passing of the local proclamation for "Mariposa County Flavored Tobacco Education and Advocacy Week," from the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. It is annually in May when the FNL and CL youth, in partnership with the Youth Advisory Group and local partners, sponsor different youth activities bringing to light the dangers associated with tobacco use. The youth in these different programs are strong, dedicated, and caring individuals who strive to ensure the safety, health and well-being of their fellow youth partners.
"After School Matters" - After School Program for youth 5th-12th grades:
*A safe place to expand minds and skill sets for youth*
The "After School Matters" Program is facilitated and organized by Mariposa Safe Families and is held weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30PM to 5:30PM! The ASM Program is held in person at the Mariposa Safe Families YOUTH EMPOWERMENT CENTER. It is at ASM where youth can expand their minds, spark their inner creativity, have a safe place to have those tough conversations, learn about safe healthy lifestyles, gain life skills, and just enjoy after school because... After School Matters!
Youth Advisory Group:
The Youth Advisory Group is comprised of local youth wishing to make a positive difference in the world. The Youth Advisory Group organizes youth led campaigns to bring awareness to the community on the dangers of substance use. The Youth Advisory Group also has an impact on the "After School Matters" Program where youth led activities take place. The YAG youth are leads on community educational events in cooperation with MSF and other youth programs!
Mariposa Safe Families is a safe, judgement free, substance free place for all.