For over 20 years, Western Hillsborough County Family Services (WHCFS) has responded to identified service gaps and barriers to the economic, physical, social and emotional well-being of low-income families in Western Hillsborough County. In collaboration with other organizations and businesses in the Peterborough area, our goal is to provide long-term services to help strengthen families and provide the tools for self-sufficiency.
Services available may include:
- Access to food and nutrition
- Rent assistance
- Parent education
- Education advocacy
- Drug & alcohol education
- Adult literacy
- Family support
- Preparation for adults for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET – formerly the GED)
- Other social services
WHCFS offers a Children’s Program that operates year-round. During the school year, the program provides academic assistance as well as various social activities. During the summer months, the program offers arts & crafts, sports, outdoor activities and field trips which include camping, hiking local mountains, trips to botanical parks, boating, swimming and a trip to the ocean. For children with limited opportunities to leave their housing complex and who do not have the benefit of a family-type summer vacation, these field trips are a crucial part of our summer programming and contribute to the child’s developmental process.