Council served more than 48,500 children in the last fiscal year

Nearly 29,000 children received child care, afterschool programming and summer camp scholarships last fiscal year. This number reflects a return close to pre-pandemic numbers. 

Special Needs Equipment Fund benefits hundreds of Palm Beach County children, families

The Special Needs Equipment Fund is a unique resource that fills a vital gap for Palm Beach County children, birth to age 17, who need durable medical equipment for safety, mobility, vision or communication (speech or hearing).

Council Update: Board approves re-imagining early childhood education system

Staff proposed long-term changes to its Quality Improvement System, called Strong Minds, over the next two years.   

A Wealth of Knowledge

Hear from Lisa Williams-Taylor, our CEO and the mother of a teenager, about why grandparents are so vitally important to their families – and our whole community.

Lolita’s Story

Hear from Lolita, a CSC employee for 18 years and now a proud grandmother. Lolita (also known as Grandma) knows first-hand how hard it is to be a teen mom.

The Role of a Grandparent …

Hear about why the role of a grandparent is so valuable, from some of our most experienced staff.

Words of Wisdom

Hear some pearls of parenting wisdom from our most experienced staff, who are grandparents.

If I Could Go Back in Time

Hear from some of our most experienced staff, who are grandparents, about how they would have parented differently if they knew then what they know now.

Today’s Pressures on Parents …

Hear from some CSC staff who are grandparents about why they think parenting today is more complicated than in years past.

Council approves rolling back tax rate for 2022-23 fiscal year

The Council’s revenue will remain the same despite the reduction in the rate, allowing it to meet the needs of the Palm Beach County families in innovative ways. 

Council Update: Council proposes rolling back tax rate for 2022-23 fiscal year

The Council’s revenue would remain the same despite the reduction in the rate.  

Council Update: Council awards almost $1 million in grants to nonprofit organizations

Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County approved almost $1 million in grants to 30 different grassroots organizations with innovative programs for local children and families.

Local children express themselves through unique, collaborative public art project

Media invited to event Friday, July 29, 2-4 p.m., at HATCH 1121 – LULA Lake Worth Arts, 1121 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth Beach, FL

Council Update: Council dedicates resources to community mental wellness

CSC also provides trainings and workshops for the staff of agencies we fund as well as our own staff, such as those that address reflective practice and compassion fatigue. 

Council Update: CSC donates 100,000 books to PBC school children

A media event held May 19 at Berkshire Elementary School in West Palm Beach marked the event, which included Council CEO Lisa Williams-Taylor, who read with some of the children.

Council Update: Council Proclaims May as Mental Health Awareness Month

One in four adults, and one in five teens ages 13-18, experience a serious mental illness. 

CSC Receives Gold Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health

The Bell Seal is a workplace mental health certification that recognizes employers who strive to create mentally healthy workplaces for their employees. 

Council Update: Council proclaims April Child Abuse Prevention Month

Substance misuse, inadequate supervision, domestic violence and physical injuries were the most common reasons children were removed from their homes. 

Free Parenting App Now Features Weekly Things to Do for PBC Families

Children’s Services Council’s free EveryParent app now features weekly ‘Things to Do’ updates for families with events, activities and adventures from Boca Raton to Belle Glade. 

Council Update: CSC-funded programs meet challenges under difficult circumstances

CSC staff determined that providers were effective in achieving most targets related to maternal/child health and prevention of child abuse and neglect. 

Council Update: Child care providers felt valued by CSC, partners during pandemic

CSC staff told the Council at its January meeting that a follow-up survey found that a majority of providers felt their input was valued and that they would like to work with CSC again. 

Council Update: Council proclaims January as Mentoring Awareness Month

More than 5,000 children were matched with mentors in Palm Beach County through the United Way Mentor Center in fiscal year 2020-2021.

Council Update: Palm Beach County honored with prestigious Culture of Health Prize

Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, Palm Health Foundation and Palm Beach County Youth Services Department collaborated on the application. 

Media Advisory: Be safe, be seen on Halloween

10 Safety Tips for Families; Local Safety Expert Available for Interviews. 

Palm Beach County Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize For Innovative Efforts to Create a Thriving Community

The Prize honors and elevates communities for working at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity.  

35 PBC schools to hold International Walk to School Day celebrations

International Walk to School Day, taking place Oct. 6, 2021, teaches safe walking skills and encourages safe walking environments. 

Lisa's Story

At Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, our staff is our heart. In this brief video, Dr. Lisa Williams-Taylor, Children’s Services Council CEO, shares the reason behind the ‘At the Heart of CSC’ campaign, which reveals the  deep connection CSC staff have to the organization’s mission: that all Palm Beach County children grow up healthy, safe and strong.

Mirva's Story

Hear from Mirva, director of program at Children’s Services Council. Mirva supports a team of program officers who oversee CSC-funded maternal health and child development services. She is the mother of two school-age girls, who love spending time together as a family.

Isandra's Story

Hear from Isandra, program exploration and implementation lead at Children’s Services Council. Isandra works closely with other CSC staff to launch new programs and services that benefit Palm Beach County children and families. Isandra, a mother of two school-age girls, shares the emotional story of her second daughter’s premature birth.

Alex's Story

Hear from Alex, records management support who ensures Children’s Services Council stores and handles public records as required by state law. Alex is a father of a toddler, with another child on the way.