Summary of Services

In 2015 Family Support Council served 17,711 individuals:

128 families were provided 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.

126 families were provided twice-monthly home visits through the Parents As Teachers program.

759 developmental screenings were administered to children 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 by Healthy Families, Parents As Teachers, Oak Haven, and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren staff.

144 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.

126 Child Health Screenings were documented for hearing, vision, and dental. If issues were identified, appropriate referrals for intervention were made and tracked by Parents As Teachers staff.

2,202 new mothers received educational materials, referrals, and support through regular phone contacts following the birth of their children through First Steps.

10 teen mothers and their 10 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.

25 teen families attended week-long Camp Le Papillon and learned about family planning, child development, family violence, substance abuse, budgeting, nutrition, anger management, employment opportunities, life skills, and community resources.

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

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

6,250 children and 315 adults participated in Kids on the Block presentations on physical abuse, sexual abuse, bullying and/or nutrition.

12 parents received Cooperative Parenting classes which are designed to enhance healthy communication between divorced parents who are co-parenting.

3,116 books were distributed to children.

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

141 custodial grandparents attended monthly Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support groups and quarterly group events that included activities with 167 grandchildren.

2471 individuals received assistance with short term needs such as food, clothing, and/or furniture.

5029 youth and adults were provided with programming designed to avoid risky behaviors such as teen pregnancy, tobacco use, drugs, and alcohol.

2533 individuals received Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children training to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Whitfield County - 13,709 Murray County – 3,978 Other counties – 24