Family Connection of Easton Fund
The Family Connection of Easton Fund is an Agency Fund established at Lehigh Valley Community Foundation in 2022. Family Connection is the non-profit family center for the Easton Area School District. In the 1990s, the Department of Public Welfare’s Family Service System Reform (FSSR) initiative was created along with the family center model. The goal of FSSR was to strengthen families and to rethink/redesign the way family programs and services were delivered. It was based on a belief that broader needs of children and families were being missed, as most programs had too narrow or specific missions.
FSSR focused on innovative ways communities could more effectively organize and coordinate resources to achieve results in seven broad outcome areas:
- Prenatal and Infant Health
- Healthy Child Development
- Healthy Youth Development
- Children Ready for School
- Children Succeeding in School
- Safe Families and Communities
- Stable and Self-sufficient Families
Family Connection was founded in 1998 on the south side of Easton through FSSR and with the help of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley. Family support services were first offered at Cheston Elementary School to build positive relationships among families, schools, and the community. Over the years we have grown to serve the entire Easton Area School District and its sending area. We officially incorporated as a 501(c)3 organization in 2006. Learn more at: https://www.familyconnectionofeaston.org/.
Gifts to the Fund can be made by submitting a check, payable to the Family Connection of Easton Fund, to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 840 West Hamilton Street, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18101. Gifts can also be made via credit card by clicking the PayPal link below. A PayPal account is not required to make an online gift to the Fund.