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 had previously received several requests by local school districts and court officials to help meet the growing needs of children and their families in Geauga County. As a result, in 2004, Family Pride of Northeast Ohio Mr. McAuley met with the late Honorable Judge Henry and offered to begin working for clients on a pro bono basis to show the effectiveness of his program, philosophy and clinical ability.
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 and enhance family member roles and teach new skills needed to help cope with daily concerns. Mr. McAuley’s clinical interventions became the foundation for an accredited agency with exceptional standards, staff and support within the community.
In 2005, Family Pride of Northeast Ohio, Inc. was officially 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, which was earned in 2006 with the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Since its inception, Family Pride has strived to meet the needs of our families and community. We have expanded our mental health services to Geauga, Ashtabula, Lake, and portions of Cuyahoga and Portage Counties to include children, adolescents, and adults. In addition, expanded our home office and extended our clinical programming to include chemical dependency services, parent education, school-based services, trauma-specific services, and wellness programming. As a result, Family Pride's client population and employees continue to grow to meet the dynamic needs of all family members.
It has been said, “When families are strong, communities are strong”. Family Pride continues to strive to meet the growing needs of our families and community with supportive, person and family-centered behavioral health care services. We continue to be dedicated to the mission, vision and core agency values and work to empower employees and clients within our daily practice.
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Chardon, OH 44024
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