The Connections component identifies and provides incentives to the students, parents and teachers to encourage their full engagement in the program. SOH outreach staff provides social support for the families of program participants. Connections services include emergency assistance for food, rent and utilities; community workdays, special food giveaways, school supplies, and clothing. The Services of Hope Outreach Department coordinates with area schools, churches and other agencies to identify resources and serve as advocates.
The fundamental purpose of the Connections component of the LCC program is to help the family serve as a source of positive reinforcement and support for the students. Connections utilizes a variety of incentives to help the students build confidence as they engage with the learning process and create positive relationships with the adults in their lives (both teachers and parents).