Community Support Services

A collaboration between PEP and the child serving systems of Cuyahoga County, PEP Connections coordinates services for children and youth who are experiencing serious emotional difficulties and are determined to be at-risk for deeper system involvement and/or returning home or to the community from out of home placement. PEP Connections works with the child and everyone involved in his or her life to create a plan of care aimed at helping the child access community supports and begin on a path to success.

Communities are important for children and youth, but the uses and benefits of community must be experienced to be learned.
— Nicholas Hobbs, Ph.D.