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Council Update: Birth to 22 Alliance celebrates 10 years, plans for future

As the alliance – which involves dozens of local organizations including CSC and the county’s Youth Services Department, providers, parents and youth - strategizes for the future, it has outlined the core components of its upcoming plan: safety, education, economics and mental health. 

Council Update: Council, Community take action on water safety for children with autism

The study – believed to be the largest of its kind in the United States related to autism and drownings – identified 109 drownings in Florida involving children with autism since 2012. 

CSC receives two national honors for employee health and wellness

Both the Cigna Gold Healthy Workforce Designation and the Mental Health America Bell Seal Platinum Award reveal CSC's commitment to employee health and wellness.

Council Update: Investment in special needs fund enhanced the lives of local children

CSC invested more than $137,000 to purchase 56 pieces of medically necessary equipment for children with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida and rare genetic conditions. 

African American oral history project wins award

Dr. Winn partnered with Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County and the School District of Palm Beach County on the project, which brought together high school and college students who interviewed community elders to learn, gather and present information about what life was like growing up in Palm Beach County.

Council Update: Majority of CSC-funded programs performing well, according to annual review

Overall performance has continued to improve as providers recover from the impact of Covid-19. However, programs outlined multiple, persistent barriers hampering their ability to meet the community’s needs. 

Council Update: CSC Served More than 52,000 Children, Families in 23-24

About 52,600 Palm Beach County children and their families benefited from early intervention and prevention services funded by Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County in fiscal year 2023-2024. 

Council Update: CSC, partners engage with community to develop Youth Master Plan 2.0

As Birth to 22: United for Brighter Futures approaches its 10th year, organizers agreed it was time to reconnect with the community to evaluate next steps. 

Full Circle

Hear from Lisa Williams-Taylor, our CEO, as she shares the powerful stories of former clients who are now providing support to our community.

Mirian’s Story

Hear from Mirian, an employee of BRIDGES of Lake Worth West. She was a lawyer in the Dominican Republic when she made the decision to come to the United States. BRIDGES provided a bridge to her new life in South Florida, giving her a sense of community. She is now helping others cross that bridge into establishing new lives.

Ketthia's Story

Hear from Ketthia, a prenatal screener at Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Palm Beach County. Ketthia once was a teen mom who sought support from Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies. She now is the one calling pregnant moms to offer support and connect them to services.

Chantal’s Story

Hear from Chantal, a staff member at BRIDGES of Lake Worth. Chantal left Haiti after the 2010 earthquake shattered her world. She learned to speak English at BRIDGES of Lake Worth. Chantal is now working at BRIDGES, offering the same support she once received.

Council Update: CSC Invests in Child Abuse Prevention

These programs provide lawyers for children in the court system, support for families with mental health and substance abuse challenges and child care scholarships for relatives raising children, to name a few. 

Council rolls back tax rate for 2023-24 fiscal year

This is the third consecutive year the council has reduced the millage to the rolled-back rate. 

CSC-sponsored community art project empowers Belle Glade students

The children explored acrylic paints, spray paint, clay and watercolor, using art as a way to express themselves and celebrate their community. 

Council proposes rolling back tax rate for 2023-24 fiscal year

If approved, this will be the third consecutive year the council has reduced the millage to the rolled-back rate.

Council Update: 14 local nonprofits receive support through unique funding opportunity

Since 2016, CSC has invested almost $3.5 million in the community through the Great Ideas Initiative. 

Council Update: CSC, School District, County team up to help students avoid summer slide

Students now have access to laptops over the summer to continue their studies and avoid losing knowledge they gained during the school year. 

Palm Beach County mentoring program receives national award

The award honors innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. 

Council Update: Children's Services Council honored with United Way's Champion for Children Award

The Champion for Children Award is reserved for those who go above and beyond to assist Palm Beach County youth. 

CSCPBC Launches Refreshed Website

The site, created just for Palm Beach County parents in August 2017, now features even more videos, articles, tips and resources to answer your toughest parenting questions.

CSC receives highest honor 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. 

MEDIA ADVISORY: National Heatstroke Day Demo & News Conference - 10 a.m. Monday, May 1

MEDIA CONTACT: KATHY WALL, Safe Kids Palm Beach County, 561-628-7897, 

Council Update: CSC to implement fatherhood engagement services

Sickle Cell Foundation will work with local fathers – with children from mother's pregnancy up to age 3 – by providing in-person home visits, using an evidence-based curriculum, during non-traditional work hours to meet the needs of families.

Council Update: More than 270 PBC youth benefit from enhanced mentoring program

Level Up, which is administered by United Way of Palm Beach County, is available through three mentoring hubs.

MEDIA ADVISORY: New program aims to increase the number of lifeguards in Palm Beach County

Certification costs to become lifeguards and water safety instructors often can act as barriers for teens and others who might be interested in applying. The cost can range from $175 to $400.

Council Update: 3,600-plus PBC children enjoyed summer camp experiences, thanks to CSC and partners

Families had a choice of four different types of camps.

Council Update: 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. 

Council Update: 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.