CFCE is your place to turn for free and educational activities, programs, information and resources.

Welcome to the Self Help Inc. Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (SHI/CFCE) program!  Our programs mission is to strengthen families and children through information and education to help all families and children advance to their full potential! We are committed to the Strengthening Families approach in servicing families.  At the center of the Strengthening Families Approach are the Five Protective Factors: parental resilience, social connections, concrete support in times of need, knowledge of parenting and child development, and social and emotional competence of children.  Our highly caring and committed staff work tirelessly to provide services to families that are high quality and FREE!  We provide services to families that include: parent/child playgroups, literacy groups, parent workshops and more! Check out our calendar, the links below and our full site for more information and resources!

Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs:

Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs (CFCE), which are funded through the MA Department of Early Education and Care, are locally based programs serving families with children birth through school age. The FY2010 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant was a consolidation of the Community Partnerships for Children Programs (CPC), Massachusetts Family Network Programs (MFN), Parent Child Home Programs (PCHP) and Joint Family Support Programs (JFSP).  There are five main goals of the CFCE program:

  1. Increase knowledge of and accessibility to high-quality early education and care programs and services for families with children prenatal through school-age.
  2. Promote parent education, family engagement and early literacy.
  3. Facilitate collaboration and community planning between local early education and care partners and other community stake holders, including parents.
  4. Provide support and information to families with children transitioning between and among early education and care settings, home and school.
  5. Support early education and care programs across the public and private sectors in delivering high-quality services.