Family Connections

Family Connections (formerly Shaker Family Center and Heights Parent Center), and the City of Lakewood Family Room – offer a variety of programs and activities for Fathers and Families with young children, birth through age 8.  Fathers and Father-figures are welcome at all programs, but some programs are especially popular with Dads:




Drop-In Sessions – Each center has multiple sessions each week, where parents and caregivers can talk with one another, while their children make new friends and learn through play. *

Family Literacy Playrooms – Each center offers multiple sessions each week where parents and caregivers can play with their young children in environments specifically designed to foster the development of important literacy and school readiness skills. 



Support Groups – Each center offers support groups to meet the needs of particular families in their communities.  

Parenting Education – Each center offers individual parenting classes or series periodically throughout the year.


Family Fun Activities – Each center offers various fun events throughout the year.  

Locations and Contact Information:

To find out about specific days, times, locations, age groups and topics that fit your family’s needs, call the center nearest you, or visit our websites. 

Family Connections
(formerly Shaker Family Center)
19824 Sussex Road
Shaker Heights, OH  44122
(216) 921-2023

Family Connections
(in the Coventry School building)
2483 Washington Blvd
Cleveland Hts., OH  44118
(216) 321-0079

City of Lakewood Family Room
17400 Northwood Avenue
Lakewood, OH  44107
(216) 529-5018

* Some programs have minimal fees associated with them, but scholarships are available for anyone unable to pay.   Most programs are free and open to the public. 

Contact Us

Healthy Fathering Collaborative
P.O. Box 606194
Cleveland, OH  44106



*Email is the preferred form of contact.

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