Summary of Services

In 2021, Family Support Council served 11,209 individuals in the following ways:

138 families were provided virtual home visits (weekly, for a minimum of six months following the birth of the child and decreasing in intensity over time to bi-weekly, monthly, or quarterly based on family needs/achievements) through the Healthy Families program.

82 families were provided virtual twice-monthly home visits through the Parents as Teachers program.

280 children, ages 0-5, received developmental screenings at age-based intervals to determine their skill levels in communication, fine motor, gross motor, problem-solving, and personal-social interaction. If delays were indicated, appropriate referrals for intervention were made and tracked byHealthy Families, Parents as Teachers, Oak Haven, and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren staff.

152 screenings were administered for maternal depression and stress. If issues were indicated, appropriate referrals for intervention were made and tracked by Healthy Families and Parents as Teachers staff.

84 children were provided child health screenings for hearing, vision, and dental. If issues were identified, appropriate referrals for intervention were made and tracked by Parents as Teachers staff.

1,087 new mothers received educational materials, referrals, and support following the birth of their children through First Steps.

5 teen mothers and their children resided at Oak Haven Second Chance Group Home. Oak Haven provided 24-hour supervision, food, clothing, transportation, medical and dental needs, counseling, and life skills training.

27 children attended Camp A.I.M., a two-week camp for sexually abused children.

136 abused and neglected children who were in the custody of the state received advocacy services through Murray/Whitfield CASA.

200 caregivers (parents and foster parents) of children in the state's custody received supportive advocacy and information services from Murray/Whitfield CASA volunteers, who provided caregivers with information about the child's needs and care, guidance in navigating the foster care system, and assistance in obtaining needed referrals for services.

3,839 children participated in Kids on the Block presentations on physical abuse, sexual abuse, and/or bullying.

11 children who are being raised by their grandparents received a total of 190 units of tutoring services.

924 books were distributed to children.

47 parents receive 15-week group-based Nurturing classes as part of their court-mandated case plans.

43 custodial grandparents received 12 home-based Nurturing Training sessions through Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.

175 custodial grandparents and their 213 grandchildren received services through Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.

2,585 individuals received assistance with food, clothing, utilities, rent, diapers, and furniture.

245 volunteers dedicated 5,775 hours of service.

25 veterans who are raising grandchildren received services through the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program.

3,006 individuals were provided with information about other community resources.

163 individuals received Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children training to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.