Prime Time Palm Beach County goes virtual

With summer camps closed, Prime Time Palm Beach County put together a schedule of online activities that kept children learning and having fun all summer. Prime Time also offered training and stipends for summer camp staffers who were out of work.

A thank you note to BRIDGES at Pahokee

A family in need received a surprise gift card from BRIDGES at Pahokee.

The challenges of being pregnant now

For the last decade, Martha Espinosa has been a calming presence for local pregnant women in her role as a prenatal care coordinator at Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies of Palm Beach County. 

Palm Beach County Food Bank working at the front lines of local hunger relief

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Palm Beach County Food Bank was distributing about 488,000 pounds of food per month. In June 2020 alone, the Food Bank distributed about 2 million pounds.

Bridging language barriers and virtual barriers to help pregnant women

Family support workers at the Healthy Beginnings Nurses program are doing their best to ensure pregnant women don't feel alone during the COVID-19 crisis.

Nurse is passionate about helping her pregnant clients

Despite the COVID-19 shutdown, Healthy Beginnings Nurse Monica Arango has remained a constant presence in her pregnant clients' lives. 

Lois's Food4OurKids program helping more children than ever

When the COVID-19 shutdown happened, the Palm Beach County Food Bank's weekend feeding program for children dramatically expanded to ensure local families had enough to eat.

Community Greening - Youth Tree Team

An innovative program connecting teens to nature is making Palm Beach County greener.

CSC recognized as 'Pacesetter' by national Grade-Level Reading group

Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County honored for work in supporting early school success.

This Early Care Network Shows Improved School Readiness Scores

The Strong Minds Network, launched by Children’s Services Council in 2015, uses research and data to increase the quality of early care and education. 

Teen Student-Athletes Engage to Make Grants that Build Community

This model for neighborhood growth engaged high school student-athletes as key decision makers in local investments.

This Partnership Helps Families Build Baby’s Brain in Early Years

TMW Center conducted a nationwide request for proposals in 2018 to create a population-level effort to show parents how to boost their baby's brain development.  

Point of View (Palm Beach Post): COVID-19 demands more of community aid groups

During this unprecedented crisis, Children's Services Council is providing more than $1 million for COVID-19 relief so our families get the help they deserve.

July 1 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day

In the last three years, 13 children have died in hot cars in Florida.

Council Update: CSC reallocates funds to support COVID-19-related community needs

Amid the pandemic, the Council continues to support our community with funding for food, basic needs, direct services and internet access.

Children's Services Council's statement condemning racism

Please click here to see our statement condemning racism. 

COVID Resources

Stay up-to-date on Children's Services Council's response to COVID-19, and find helpful local resources.

How We Support Mental Health Services in Our Elementary Schools

CSC funded co-located mental health providers in the ten highest-need elementary schools in Palm Beach County.

Booksgiving! A Celebration of Literacy

What is Booksgiving, you ask? A creative way to put extra books in the hands of students by way of their teachers.

Council Update: Summer camp goes virtual with funding from CSC

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Time Palm Beach County , which receives funding from Children's Services Council, has re-imagined its model for high-quality summer programming to serve children virtually and help in-person sites and camps. 

Rise in traumatic bike injuries for PBC children during COVID-19

From March 15 to April 27, 2020, eight children suffered traumatic bicycle injuries in Palm Beach County, compared to three such injuries during the same period in 2019. Schools in Florida were closed on March 13 because of COVID-19.

Council Update: Amid COVID-19 crisis, Council increases support to local providers

At its monthly meeting, the Council approved payments to child care providers through June 30, 2020 and increased emergency grants for local nonprofits.   

Council releases nearly $745,000 through COVID-19 contingency fund

Hunger relief, baby and household supplies, and assistance with calls to 211 Helpline are among the programs supported through CSC's COVID-19 emergency funds. 

Child care scholarships available to first responders, essential workers

A limited number of child care scholarships are available to COVID-19 first responders and essential workers.

Council Update: Council approves $500,000 for COVID-19 application for nonprofits

Children’s Services Council's board approved the use of up to $500,000 for a contingency fund to support nonprofits working to meet the needs of local families.

News Advisory: Area funders step up to support local nonprofits during COVID-19 crisis

In response to COVID-19, leading Palm Beach County funders announce the creation of a coordinated relief grant for area nonprofits.

News Advisory: Birth to 22 Business Breakfast rescheduled for fall 2020

Amid concerns about COVID-19, the Birth to 22: United for Brighter Futures Business Breakfast has been rescheduled for fall 2020.

Council funding available to increase local Census participation

Council Update: Quality afterschool programming benefits children in numerous ways

A study of Prime Time Palm Beach County’s Quality Improvement System found long-term benefits of quality afterschool programming to children, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County staff shared at a recent board meeting.

Council Update: Council joins community partners, invests in behavioral health

Recognizing the vital importance of a community’s collective behavioral health, Children’s Services Council has joined other leaders in funding BeWellPBC.