We, Alliance for Children & Families, Inc. —through direct services, advocacy, education, prevention, intervention, supportive services, and the development and implementation of innovative and productive programming—are committed to empowering children, individuals and families to restore them to lives of stability, self-sufficiency and enhancement. We do this by treating all persons with dignity and respect, while embracing their diversity.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25th as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The United Nations defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”
The premise of this day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence. Worldwide, almost one third (30%) of women who have been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner in their lifetime. As many as 38% of murders of women globally are committed by a male intimate partner.
Advocate for Women
This November 25th, and every day of the year, advocate to make violence against women unacceptable and addressed as a public health problem.
If you are in danger, please contact 911 or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or, your local/state hotline.
If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, there are many resources available in the state of Ohio to help, including the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, ACTION OHIO Coalition for Battered Women, and Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. Valuable resources for information about services, programs, legislation, and policies that support survivors of domestic violence, these organizations connect local domestic violence service providers.
News & Announcements
Days of Volunteering
Volunteering not only helps and benefits one’s community but, in a way, it benefits the volunteers themselves. Employees from Trilogy Plastics spent time volunteering at the Mastroianni Family Center in August. Alliance for Children and Families appreciates each and every volunteer!
NOW OPEN – Alliance Family Health Center
Now ready to serve YOU! We offer extended hours to fit your schedule, same day and next day appointments, and walk-ins.
S.T.A.M.P. Parenting Classes
S.T.A.M.P. (Skills to Acquiring Mastery of Parenting) Classes are held every Wednesday from 4-5 pm at 110 W. Cambridge St. in Alliance. Reservations are required. Contact us at (330) 821-6332 to sign up while spots are still available. Click to learn more about S.T.A.M.P
CPR/First Aid Classes, a Community Garden & Nutrition Program – COMING SOON!
Beginning in September thanks to the United Way Family Health Program and other collaborative partners. Check back for more details!
Financial Literacy Classes
Reservations are required for newly enrolled participants. Contact ACF at
(330) 821-6332 to register or with any questions.
A-FIRST BUILDING, every Thursday
11:00am-12:00pm and 5:00pm-6:00pm
B-FIRST BUILDING, every Tuesday
11:00am-12:00pm and 5:00pm-6:00pm