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 programs focus on...
 
  • 84% of all newborns received a voluntary nurse home visit
  • 97% of parents improved their parenting and bonding skills
  • 43% reduction in infant mortality since 1990
  • 41% reduction in uninsured children since 2009
  • 100% of families involved in our system of care had no reports of abuse or neglect one year after service
  • 30% reduction in child maltreatment rate since 2007
KEEPING KIDS IN SCHOOL
  • 87% of children served reduced their rate of unexcused absences
  • 82% of children improved their reading skills
KEEPING KIDS OFF THE STREETS
  • 99% increased decision making skills and were not referred for juvenile delinquency
  • 88% improved or maintained their academic performance
  • 52% reduction in juvenile crime since 2001
  • 100% increased skills to prevent alcohol, tobacco and other drug use 
  • 98% of teens in participating programs did not become pregnant
  • 73% reduction in binge drinking since 2000

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