Where the Money Goes
Children’s Services Council focuses the majority of its funding on prevention and early intervention services for Palm Beach County’s children and their families. Services include:
- Ensuring pregnant women have access to prenatal care so they give birth to healthy babies
- Screening pregnant women, new mothers and infants for health and wellness factors (such as family issues, depression and health complications) that put them at risk for poor outcomes
- Providing parents and caregivers with the tools they need to build strong bonds with their children, which encourages optimum child development and prevents child abuse and neglect
- Screening young children for developmental, emotional and behavioral issues, and addressing those issues when appropriate, so they are ready to succeed when they enter school
- Offering children high-quality child care and afterschool opportunities, so they are ready to learn when they enter kindergarten and engaged in stimulating activities as they grow
- Providing teens with programs that increase skill-building and self-esteem – and decrease teen pregnancy and drop-out rates
By the Numbers
In 2015-2016, Children’s Services Council’s programs and services reached thousands* of Palm Beach County children and their families:
- 26,622 served through maternal/child health programs
- 38,081 served through quality care and education programs
- 6,368 served through BRIDGES neighborhood centers
- 71,793 served through special initiatives and other outreach
(*Numbers served may include duplicates.)
In all, more than 88% of Children’s Services Council’s budget goes direclty into programs for children and families.
For more facts about CSC, please click here.
For information about our funded programs and initiatives, please click here.
For additional financial information, please click here.