Humble Beginnings

In 2003, Family Pride’s core mission and philosophy was created by its founder, James H. McAuley ,  an experienced clinician dedicated to the development of healthy children and youth. Mr. McAuley worked with the late Honorable Judge Henry to offer pro bono counseling services to high risk clients, in order to prove the effectiveness of his program, philosophy, and clinical ability.

Timeline

2003

Family Pride Founded

The agency’s first clients were provided with an intensive in-home program model that worked directly with the children as well as the entire family to improve communication, explore family roles, teach new skills, and cope with daily challenges. Mr. McAuley’s clinical interventions became the foundation for an accredited agency with exceptional standards, staff and support within the community.

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2005

Non-Profit Established

In 2005, we officially became established as a Nonprofit 501 C3 Corporation. The founding members worked to develop a Board of Directors to offer guidance and support of the organization’s mission and the drive to become an accredited behavioral health agency.

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2006

CARF Accreditation

Family Pride became Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredited. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF is an independent, nonprofit organization with a focus on advancing the quality of services in health and human services. These health and human services range from child and youth services to aging services to opioid treatment. CARF is an accrediting body meaning that a CARF-accredited service provider has applied the CARF set of standards for quality to their business and service delivery practices. CARF International provides a framework, then consults and advises health and human service organizations to help improve their service quality

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2009

Lake County Expansion

Seeing an increase in interest and need for services, Family Pride expanded our in-home and community-based into Lake County with referrals from Lake County Juvenile Court, Job & Family Services, and schools districts such as Painesville City Schools.

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2010

Renewed Accreditation

Renewed accreditation for CARF.

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2011

A New Partnership

Beginning with our partnership with Ashtabula County Child Protective Services, we expanded our services to Ashtabula County and worked within  Ashtabula City Schools. 

Internship Program

Family Pride Established an internship program for bachelor and graduate level counseling and social work students with Case Western Reserve University and John Carroll University.  Today Family Pride works with 10 universities throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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2012

The Parent Project

We began a 10 week long parent-training program for parents raising difficult or out of control children. The group met weekly for three hours to learn strategies and techniques to use at home.

Financial Assistance

We started to utilize a sliding fee scale to better help our families afford counseling and case management services. 

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2013

Renewed Accreditation

CARF accreditation Renewal

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2015

10th Anniversary!

Family Pride celebrates our 10-year Anniversary!

A New Partnership

We grew our partnerships in Geauga county to include, school based programs in several school districts. These programs were developed through the help of Peg’s Foundation, which allowed us to provide mental wellness groups for students without cost.

Investment in Technology

We embraced the ongoing changes in technology to include Electronic Health Records, individual lap tops for employees, and the use of Smart Phones. The ongoing use of technology has allows us to make our services even more mobile, to best meet the needs of our clients.

Active Parenting Program

We partnered with the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund to incorporate the Active Parenting curriculum to our clients and families. 

Kickball League

This summer we established an Annual Kickball League, run by our clinical therapists and case managers, who helped to teach and practice friendship and social skills.The league met once a week for kickball, crafts, and lunch! 
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2016

Substance Abuse Accreditation

We started growing again to begin Integrated Behavioral Health with Substance Abuse Program Accreditation through OMAS and CARF. 

Digging Deeper

Through the Digging Deeper Community Garden in Madison, Family Pride team members work with children and family members to grow their own vegetables and plants, which improves the sense of responsibility for children, communication between family members, as well as offers a positive way to de-stress from daily life.

Cooperative Parenting Program

We expanded our parenting cirriculm to include, Cooperative Parenting through the support of the Ohio Department of Mental Health. 

Financial Assistance

Through help from the Geauga County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board we are able to provide funding to clients and their families who struggle to pay for services. 
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2017

Resources to Decrease Recidivism

In collaboration with United Way Services of Geauga County, the Geauga County Safety Center, and Ravenwood Health, Family Pride developed at Geauga County Reentry Collaborative to help program participants successfully transition from the Geauga County Jail back into the community. This program, funded by the Cleveland Foundation provided case management, extended life skills groups in the jail, and reentry housing to participants.

Second Office Opens

As our services continue to grow, we opened a second office in Ashtabula county.

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2018

Senior Support

With help from The United Way of Geauga County, we developed the Geauga County Senior Support Services Program. This program aims to help individuals ages 60 and above through a variety of support services.

Third Office Opens

Added a third office in Middlefield, Ohio

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2019

Renewed Accreditation

CARF accreditation Renewal

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2020

Telehealth Introduced

We expanded our services to include telehealth. Telehealth is when one of our therapists or case managers provides counseling and support services over the internet through email, video conferencing, online chat, or phone call.

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Client Growth

* Beginning in 2015, data was recorded by Fiscal Year.

Employee Growth

* Beginning in 2015, data was recorded by Fiscal Year.