FUNDED PROGRAMS

Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County has been investing in children’s programs in our community for more than 20 years. These programs help kids stay off the streets in afterschool and summer programs, help reduce child abuse through targeted counseling and case management programs, and help make sure every baby is a healthy baby with a system of care for all newborns and mothers in our community. 
 
The Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County is focused on...
 
  • 4,693 babies served last year
  • 86% of all newborns received a voluntary nurse home visit
  • 98% of parents improved their parenting and bonding skills
  • 41% reduction in uninsured children since 2009
  • 2,229 families served last year
  • 99% of families involved in our system of care had no reports of abuse or neglect one year after service
  • 23% reduction in uninsured children since 2009
KEEPING KIDS IN SCHOOL
  • 89% of children served reduced their rate of unexcused absences
  • 91% of youth increased their ability to identify bullying practices and learned methods to stop bullying
KEEPING KIDS OFF THE STREETS
  • 4,500 youth participate in afterschool and summer programs
  • 98% increased decision making skills and were not referred for juvenile delinquency
  • 52% reduction in juvenile crime since 2001
  • 86% improved or maintained their academic performance
  • 100% increased their knowledge about tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs and reported decreased substance use and other risky behaviors.
  • 53% reduction in self-reported binge drinking among teens since 2000
  • 29% reduction in youth use of marijuana since 2000
 

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