The purpose of our Family Center is to create an environment that will help provide a strong support system for children, families, DCFS caseworkers and other nonprofits in the foster care community.  State required visitations with biological parents are now held in our beautiful facility.  This non-governmental setting does not re-traumatize the child and promotes healthy connection and bonding for both child and parent.  It also creates a safe place to hold community events and parties, which many of these children would otherwise not experience.  Our Family Center provides a supportive environment for caseworkers who experience high burnout and turnover for lack of appreciation and support.  The Family Center has become a community model for the state where better outcomes can be achieved for this under-served population.