SHAPE provides tailored home-visiting in Steuben, Allegany and Yates counties to help improve family relationships and keep troubled families together. We educate families on:
- Providing a safe and healthy environment for their child or children
- Child development and parenting
- Conflict management strategies
- Accessing community resources
Across the three county region where service provision takes place Allegany, Steuben, and Yates, SHAPE has helped to improve parenting skills in approximately 90% of the at-risk families served, ten percentage points above our goal. Improved parenting skills lead to reduced risk factors and positive changes that lead to optimal child and family health, development, and safety. Some of the positive changes that parents have demonstrated include the following:
- Appropriate use of discipline when parenting.
- Providing for basic needs such as good nutrition and health care.
- Improvements in parent-child bonding and relationships.
Need to Know
Locations and Contact Information
6251 County Route 64
Hornell, NY 14843
Allegany County Office
1 Schuyler St.
Belmont, NY 14813
Yates County Office
1 Keuka Business Park, Suite 203
Penn Yan, NY 14527
In-home services are provided by appointment and group activities occur as scheduled.
There are no fees for the SHAPE program. Referred families participate free of charge.
How to Enroll
Families are referred to the program by other agencies that serve them. Depending on the county, some families are required to participate and others participate voluntarily.