Lehigh Valley Families Together, Inc. (LVFT) provides family services to children and families in Lehigh and Northampton Counties. These services include family case management and counseling through in-home services, resource family care (foster care), visit coaching and family group decision making. Our Allentown office is staffed by responsive, understanding and enthusiastic team members who bring solid experience and knowledge to providing family services. We believe in the family as the key to health, and we are driven to provide the finest in customer service to our clients and referral agencies.
LVFT strives to preserve the family whenever possible. When children are living with their biological/legal parents, we work within the family, providing intensive case management, counseling and education. We connect them with traditional and non-traditional community support services within their neighborhoods so that families are empowered to thrive even after our services end. Our goal is to nurture and strengthen a strong family unit that is able to cope with changes and challenges.
When children are not able to live with their biological/legal parents, we work to reunify the family. We provide foster care that ensures the children are cared for in a safe and nurturing environment. When possible, we work with the parent(s) to continue the bond between parent and child while enacting changes in their lives to improve family relations, communication skills and healthy lifestyles. Our goal is to shorten the length of time children stay in foster care and help parents build a family that will be stable, emotionally and physically safe, and promote the well-being of all family members. Unfortunately, LVFT does, at times, face situations which do not allow for a child to be returned home. In such instances, a permanent option is sought and LVFT does work with families also interested in such arrangements.