Life Skills

Program Description

The Life Skills Program is a community-based program that provides solution-focused, strengths-based parenting education and life skills services for parents/caretakers of at-risk dependent children and youth. The participants will be either English or Spanish-speaking families.

The Life Skills Program is approximately a four to twelve month program for Spanish-speaking families with children aged 0-18 who are involved with the Department of Children, Youth, and Families who are referred by a CYF worker or the court to receive Life Skills Program services. Life Skills Community Health Workers provide face-to-face contact at least once a week for a minimum of two hours of direct services each week.

Community Health Workers use the Standard Triple P evidence-based Curriculum.

This program serves the following populations:

  • Low-income children and families
  • Families that speak a language other than English
  • Families with a history of child abuse and neglect
  • Families with a history of domestic violence
  • Families with a history of substance use

For more information contact Amanda Vega, Manager of Life Skills and Diversion at





GivingTuesdayNow is on May 5th

MCHC continues providing services during this difficult time. We are grateful for your support. Our program participants are receiving services remotely during this public health crisis either through (IVC) interactive video conferencing using WhatsApp application to have two way, real-time, audiovisual communication between MCHC staff members and Family (parent and target child and others) or through telecommunication (audio phone calls) and following the guidelines from "Parents and Teachers curriculum" during this difficult time; ensuring staff is able to share important COVID-19 information as the situation evolves. Our staff is able to support the majority of parents who are at home with their children and provide them with interactive activities that are conducive to their children’s learning and development. In addition, the staff is directing and providing different resources including healthcare access to families in different communities. Your generosity is making a huge difference in the life of many children. We are providing support to families around the County with basic items including diapers, formula, personal care items, and food box donations. Just in the past month, MCHC staff have delivered over 85 food boxes from Chester County Food Bank, diapers, formula, and other baby items and we estimate an increasing need in the coming weeks. Family Benefit Specialists continue doing Health Insurance and SNAP benefits enrollments on a daily basis. While many other local human service organizations are closed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, our capacity to support families virtually allowed us to adjust our program structure within a week. Support from donors like you will enable us to sustain our program infrastructure and support our staff as we continue serving vulnerable families in our community.