Each year, Child Welfare Services receives close to 5,000 reports. For most of those calls, CWS does not need to open a case, but the family still desperately needs help. Those cases are referred to CALM’s Front Porch Program. CALM works to keep the family on the “front porch” so they don’t have to enter “the system.” CALM provides a short term home visitation and case management program designed to address family risk factors by connecting the family to supportive services. It is only available to families who have been referred by Child Welfare Services following a report of abuse or neglect in situations where CWS has determined that their own services are not warranted.