Healthy, Safe, Strong Stories feature unsung heroes and the good work of Palm Beach County groups helping families

A Palm Beach County nurse determined to reach isolated pregnant women during the COVID-19 crisis.

A “Thank You” note from a struggling family in the Glades area who received an unexpected gift card.

A local child safety advocate who took the concept of working from home to a whole new level.

These are just some of the stories now featured on the refreshed Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County website. The stories highlight the vital work of local programs and services for children, families and pregnant women funded by Children’s Services Council.

While the pandemic has changed the way many of programs interact with clients, Children’s Services Council and its providers have been unwavering in their mission to keep Palm Beach County’s children healthy, safe and strong. The new series of stories — called Healthy, Safe, Strong Stories — feature such CSC-funded programs as the Palm Beach County Food Bank, Safe Kids Palm Beach County and Nurse-Family Partnership.

Beyond supporting its programs, Children’s Services Council has been finding new ways to meet the changing needs of our community. CSC has funded child care scholarships for first responders and essential workers, while also helping child care providers stay in business. CSC has worked to ensure more than 1,000 families have internet connectivity so their children can be online for school. And CSC has allocated an additional $1 million to more than 50 organizations offering direct services to children and families during the last six months.

Listen to CEO Lisa Williams-Taylor discussing the scope of CSC’s work: 

New Healthy, Safe, Strong Stories are added regularly to the Children’s Services Council website and shared on our social media platforms. If you are looking for stories about local organizations helping our children, families and community, please bookmark the site and check in regularly.

To read all the Healthy, Safe, Strong stories, click here.

About Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County

The Council is a local, special-purpose government created by Palm Beach County voters in 1986 and reauthorized in 2014. For more than 30 years, it has provided leadership, funding, services and research on behalf of the county’s children so they grow up healthy, safe and strong.

If you have questions related to Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County and/or media inquiries, please contact Shana Cooper, Public Information Officer.