Become a Member
Membership with SFTA is a commitment to work together toward the common benefit of children, families, and communities in Wisconsin.
SFTA Membership Benefits
SFTA exists to develop and support effective networks of family support and early care and education to bring quality, strengths-based services to all Wisconsin communities. We envision an environment where all children have the opportunity to reach their highest potential and where all adults understand their role and responsibilities to children.
We support our Members in fulfilling their missions to serve children and families with high quality, evidence-based, culturally appropriate services.
SFTA Members gain access to a wide range of benefits, including:
- Eligible to submit proposals for SFTA funding opportunities
- Inclusion in our Member directories
- Child and family-friendly advocacy efforts
- Low or no cost trainings and professional development
- Leadership institutes
- Research reports
- Networking opportunities
- Publications that highlight cutting edge resources and initiatives
Supporting Families Together Association is Wisconsin’s statewide member association for organizations and individuals committed to making every early childhood a great one. Our Members are Wisconsin’s Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs) and Family Resource Centers (FRCs). Membership with SFTA is a commitment to work together toward the common benefit of children, families, and communities in Wisconsin.
Eligibility for Family Resource Center Membership
Family Resource Centers (FRCs) are community-based or school-based organizations that serve as welcoming hubs of services and opportunities designed to strengthen families. Their activities and programs are typically provided at no or low cost to participants. They reflect and are responsive to the specific needs, cultures, and interests of the communities and populations served.
The organization must meet all requirements listed below to be eligible for SFTA Membership.
Members must be Community-Based or School-Based Organizations* that:
- Support families with children ages birth to five (services may be offered to families with older children in addition to birth to five).
- Have a mission and vision that align with family support services.
- Offer ongoing child maltreatment primary prevention services to support parents/caregivers.
Examples include but are not limited to: Universal parenting supports, concrete supports and basic needs, evidence-based/evidence-informed programming, parent leadership activities, navigation to community resources/supports, developmental screenings.
- Offer at least one ongoing service that is universal to all families with children ages birth to 5.
Note: Universal Services means that services are available to all families and are not based on an assessment, socioeconomic status, or risk factors.
- Strive to provide culturally relevant services implemented utilizing a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens.
- Provide services using a strengths-based approach.
- Provide navigation services and link families with other community-based resources/supports.
- Provide referrals to more intensive or targeted services.
For-profit organizations are not eligible for SFTA Membership.
*Community-Based Organizations includes organizations that are part of a Sovereign Community/Government such as Tribes or First Nations.
Learn More or Apply
To request an application, learn more about SFTA Membership, or learn about CCR&R Membership eligibility requirements, contact SFTA’s Family Support Manager Connie Dunlap.