Mission and History



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Family Ark 

Working collaboratively with the Indiana Department of Children’s Services (DCS), Family Ark has provided quality services to children and their families for more than four decades. Family Ark’s services include foster care, community based services, and behavioral health services. Through the foster care program, Family Ark partners with caring adults to make positive changes in the lives of children who have experienced neglect, abuse, domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse or other trauma. Our foster parents provide a nurturing, safe, and stable home environment. Family Ark’s home-based program helps to preserve, support and stabilize families in crisis, while helping to create healthy relationships. Our team provides individualized case management and therapeutic services to each family member in the home setting. Family Ark’s clinical staff provides behavioral assessments and evaluations to determine the services that best meet client needs. Clinicians also provide specialized services that allow clients to address maladaptive behaviors and past trauma. One of Family Ark’s unique features is our beautiful campus that includes natural wetlands, walking paths, a barn, and open play spaces. The expansive campus is a unique part of who we are and is utilized for family events, therapeutic activities, supervised family visitations and community events. To date, Family Ark has delivered services to thousands of clients and remains responsive to the needs of the Southern Indiana community.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner el_position=”last”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”952″ img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1568318800495{margin-bottom: 10px !important;border-bottom-width: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_single_image image=”2485″ img_size=”full” el_position=”last”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”2486″ img_size=”full” el_position=”first” css=”.vc_custom_1568312078042{margin-bottom: 10px !important;border-bottom-width: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”2487″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1500565108289{margin-top: 20px !important;border-top-width: 20px !important;padding-top: 20px !important;}”]

Our Goals

We work together in partnership with our children, referral sources, parents, foster parents, and other community providers to promote positive change in the lives of children and families.

Whenever possible, we will seek to keep the child in the home of his/her biological family while working toward overall improvement within the family system.

When it is necessary to remove a child from the parents’ home we will attempt to keep the child in the family’s geographical area to facilitate contact and seek reunification as quickly as therapeutically possible.

We will strive to keep admission to our program easy, uncomplicated and at a reasonable cost.

We will continue to assess the changing needs of the community and expand our programming as necessary.

We will remain aware of the profound effect removal from the family can have on a child and let this awareness influence our actions on behalf of the child.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Empowerment. Compassion. Partnership. Hope.