Summary of Services

In 2018 Family Support Council served 16,011 individuals in the following ways:

110 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.

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

539 developmental screenings were administered to children ages 0-5 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 by Healthy Families, Parents as Teachers, Oak Haven, and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren staff.

159 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.

110 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.

11 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.

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

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

5,255 children and adults participated in Kids on the Block presentations on physical abuse, sexual abuse, and/or bullying.

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

25 children who are being raised by their grandparents received a total of 225 units of tutoring services.

2,700 books were distributed to children.

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

80 grandparents attended healthcare education sessions

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

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

1,689 individuals received assistance with food, clothing, or furniture

3,050 individuals were provided with information about other community resources

265 volunteers dedicated 6455 hours of service that benefitted 6200 individuals

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