What We Fund

What We Fund

For more than 30 years, Children’s Services Council has funded local programs that improve the lives of local children and families.

Currently, we contract with more than 33 agencies to provide direct services in our community. Programs funded for the 2020-2021 fiscal year are listed here, by type of service, and total $107,027,251.

Healthy Beginnings:

Providing comprehensive integrated services to pregnant women, infants, young children and their families so more children are born healthy, grow up safe and are ready for school.

Program

Description

Agency

20/21 Budget

211 of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast This service provides crisis intervention, information, referral and support to Palm Beach County residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 211 of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. $232,990
Help Me Grow Parent Information Line This warmline offers support, and access to developmental screenings and referrals to families who have questions about their child's growth and development. For families with children ages 8 and younger. 211 of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. $245,600
Primary Project This program offers child-led play sessions in 12 county schools for kindergartners and 1st graders who are showing signs of social, emotional or behavioral issues. Boys Town South Florida, Inc.  $663,088
Child First This program offers home-based interventions and supports to families with young children who have complex challenges, such as serious emotional issues, developmental and learning problems, and child abuse and neglect. Center for Child Counseling, Inc $1,927,277
Counseling for Parents and Young Children This program offers counseling to families of young children (0-5) who are coping with such issues as depression, stress and trauma, parent-child bonding, grief and loss, and more. Center for Child Counseling, Inc $301,706
Counseling for Parents and Young Children This program offers counseling to families of young children (0-5) who are coping with such issues as depression, stress and trauma, parent-child bonding, grief and loss, and more. Center for Family Services of PBC, Inc. $808,956
Prenatal Plus Mental Health Service This program offers women in CSC-funded nurse visting programs with a mental health assessment and on-going counseling from pregnancy until their baby's first birthday. Center for Family Services of PBC, Inc. $500,768
Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) This parenting program offers families strategies for addressing child behavior issues in a positive way to improve relationships and strengthen the parent-child bond. Center for Family Services of PBC, Inc. $391,875
Teen Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) This program supports families with children ages 11 to 18 to promote positive, caring relationships between parents and teens, and help parents handle teen behavior and common developmental issues. Center for Family Services of PBC, Inc. $371,455
Wyman's Teen Outreach Program (TOP) This evidence-based youth development program build teens’ self-esteem and encourages healthy decision-making to improve students' educational success, life and leadership skills, and behaviors and relationships. Children's Home Society of Florida $243,278
Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) This parenting program offers families strategies for addressing difficult child behavior in a positive way to improve relationships and strengthen the parent-child bond. Community Partners of South Florida $1,243,378
Teen Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) This program supports families with children ages 11 to 18 to promote positive, caring relationships between parents and teens, and help parents handle teen behavior and common developmental issues. Community Partners of South Florida $529,121
Wyman's Teen Outreach Program (TOP) This evidence-based youth development program build teens’ self-esteem and encourages healthy decision-making to improve students' educational success, life and leadership skills, and behaviors and relationships. Community Partners of South Florida $485,307
Early Intervention Assessment Team This team expedites services for children, birth to 35 months, who are referred to the Healthy Beginnings Entry Agency based on concerns raised by developmental screening. Easterseals Florida, Inc. $594,378
Early Steps This program offers support and intervention services to families with infants and children up to 36 months who have growth and development delays. Easterseals Florida, Inc. $1,867,161
Child First This program offers home-based interventions and supports to families with young children who have complex challenges, such as serious emotional issues, developmental and learning problems, and child abuse and neglect. Families First of Palm Beach County $1,045,525
Counseling for Parents of Young Children This program offers counseling to families of young children (0-5) who are coping with such issues as depression, stress and trauma, parent-child bonding, grief and loss, and more. Families First of Palm Beach County $100,000
Healthy Families Florida The home visiting program offers pregnant women and mothers of infants, who live in specific areas of Palm Beach County, services and supports up until the child's 5th birthday, depending on the family's needs. Families First of Palm Beach County $1,650,257

Healthy Beginnings Nurses

  • Interconception Care
  • Nurses Supporting Families
  • Prenatal Plus
This program provides pregnant women and new mothers with nurse home visits. Nurses offer a range of services, from health and wellness information to childbirth and breastfeeding support. Florida Department of Health/Palm Beach County Health Department $3,580,800
Nurse-Family Partnership This program provides first-time pregnant and new mothers, who have complex challenges, with home visits from a nurse on a regular basis. The nurse and family work together to improve pregnancy outcomes, child health and development and family self-sufficiency. Florida Department of Health/Palm Beach County Health Department $1,557,790
WHIN Nurses (Women's Health Initiative) This program offers intensive nurse home-visiting services to pregnant African-American women living in high-risk communities to address health and wellness needs. Florida Department of Health/Palm Beach County Health Department $585,972
Fetal Infant Mortality Review This community-based group reviews individual cases of fetal and infant death in an effort to determine root causes, improve public health and reduce mortality. Florida Institute for Health Innovation $210,986
CenteringPregnancy This program offers support to pregnant women in a group setting, incorporating the three elements of prenatal care: assessment, education and support. Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of PBC, Inc. $432,655

Healthy Beginnings

  • Entry Agency (Prenatal)
  • Entry Agency (Prenatal) Navigation
This is the entry agency, or front door, into CSC's system of care, for pregnant women and their families. The goal is to identify their strengths and needs, and match them with the appropriate services. Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of PBC, Inc. $4,091,137
Growing Smart This program screens children at every developmental stage during the first two years of life to identify possible developmental/behavioral problems. HomeSafe, Inc. $468,458

Healthy Beginnings Entry Agency

  • Entry Agency (Birth to 5)
  • Navigation
This entry agency offers developmental screenings and assessments for children under 6. If an issue or developmental delay is suspected, families are referred to CSC's Healthy Beginnings Program for additional services. HomeSafe, Inc. $3,679,347
TMW 3Ts This program is a self-directed, video-based intervention for new parents, which sets the stage for healthy infant development from day one by sharing information about how a baby’s brain develops and what parents can do to enhance that development. HomeSafe, Inc. $213,451
Project DULCE This medical/legal collaborative helps families with children (0-6 months) by providing developmental/medical and legal services. Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. $381,226
Early Literacy Book Distribution This service encourages early literacy by providing books to young children in a variety of settings within CSC's Healthy Beginnings Program. Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc. $217,589
ParentChild + This evidence-based home visiting program prepares young children for school success by increasing language and literacy skills, enhancing social-emotional development, and strengthening the parent-child relationship. Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc. $3,284,658
Reach Out and Read Program This early literacy and school readiness program is offered in doctor's offices, and provides new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud. Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc. $332,699
Prenatal Plus Nutrition Services for Women and Families This service offers nutrition guidance to pregnant women to help ensure their babies are born healthy. Nutritious Lifestyles, Inc. $181,000
Community Voice This grassroots program empowers lay health educators to share vital information with friends, family and neighbors to promote healthy pregnancies and reduce black infant mortality. Sickle Cell Foundation of Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast, Inc. $803,468
First Step to Success This program offers services to families of young children (0-5) who are at risk for a developmental delay. Services are provided in families' homes. The Arc of Palm Beach County $1,806,831
ForwardLeaps This early intervention program identifies children (0-5) who are vulnerable to developmental or social-emotional delays. In-home services help the child reach developmental milestones without the need for more intensive services. The Arc of Palm Beach County $190,307
Healthy Steps for Young Children This program places Healthy Steps Specialists in doctor's offices to monitor children's health and development, promote good health practices and respond to parents and caregivers' concerns about their developing infants and toddlers. The Arc of Palm Beach County $1,294,071
Wyman's Teen Outreach Program (TOP) This evidence-based youth development program build teens’ self-esteem and encourages healthy decision-making to improve students' educational success, life and leadership skills, and behaviors and relationships. Urban League of Palm Beach County, Inc. $385,559
Healthy Beginnings Transportation Services This service offers no-cost transportation for medical and other appointments to families participating in CSC's Healthy Beginnings program. zTrip $257,771

Quality Child Care

Providing increased access to quality early care and education so children are ready for school, and access to quality afterschool and summer programs so children are safe, reading on grade level and avoid summer learning loss.

Program

Description

Agency

20/21 Budget

Strong Minds Training Registry This registry keeps a record of trainings and certifications, for professional development purposes, of those working in early childhood. It also provides technical assistance and recognition for practitioners and trainers. Children's Forum, Inc. $206,595
Strong Minds Tiered Reimbursement This early childhood system of care offers technical supports and incentives to child care providers to help them improve quality. Additional funding is available to child care providers based on assessments.  Children's Services Council $4,000,000
CSC Scholarship Initiative and Early Head Start Match Administration This service maximizes state and federal funding to ensure more families can access high-quality child care and afterschool programs. Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County $29,153,974
Strong Minds Technical Assistance/GOLD This service provides comprehensive professional development to child care home providers who participate in the Strong Minds Network. Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County $575,309
Summer Camp Scholarships This initiative provides funding for scholarships so children ages 5 to 15, who meet  eligibility requirements, can attend  camp during the summer. Friends of Youth Services and Palm Beach County, Inc. $2,200,000
Head Start Match This service provides matching local funds for Head Start (age 3-5) and Early Head Start (prenatal to age 3). Lutheran Services Florida, Inc. $4,911,684
PEPPI Head Start Match This program provides services to children and families in the Glades area through the Head Start center. Children are given meals throughout the day and parents, who are encouraged to be active in their child's learning, are given referrals to medical, dental and mental health professionals. Lutheran Services Florida, Inc. $329,426
Strong Minds Professional Development System This service provides advice, education and training to increase professional development opportunities for early care and education providers. Palm Beach State College $2,708,746
Strong Minds SEEK Scholarships These scholarships help child care providers improve their training and education. Palm Beach State College $1,250,000
Afterschool Program Development This service helps afterschool programs improve quality by providing resources and technical assistance. Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. $3,675,119
Expanded Learning Opportunities This service offers enriching learning opportunities to students in afterschool programs in the areas of arts, culture, literacy, academics, sports and more. Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. $3,237,214
STEAM Program This initiative offers students in grades 3-8 with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities through afterschool and summer programs. Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. $365,000
RCMA Farmworker Match This match funding offers quality, affordable, accredited child care to babies and young children of families who live in rural communities, with the goal of promoting social, developmental and physical development. Redlands Christian Migrant Association, Inc. $143,108
Strong Minds Technical Assistance Specialists* This program funds specialists in child care centers and school child care sites who support positive changes in the learning environments, activities and child-adult interactions. School Board of Palm Beach County $1,466,410
Strong Minds Tiered Reimbursement* This early childhood system of care offers technical supports and incentives to child care providers to help them improve quality. Additional funding is available to child care providers based on assessments.  School Board of Palm Beach County $970,000

* Program funded through Prevention Partnerships for Children Inc., a 501(c)(3) of Children's Services Council

BRIDGES

Connecting the child, family and neighborhood to the community at-large to ensure that children are healthy, safe, ready for school and on grade level at the end of third grade.

Program

Description

Agency

20/21 Budget

BRIDGES These neighborhood hubs act as local systems of care, connecting families to supports and resources. Each BRIDGES site is unique, but all work with families to increase the number of babies born healthy and children ready for school, while decreasing incidences of child abuse and neglect. Children's Home Society of Florida $2,725,884
BRIDGES These neighborhood hubs act as local systems of care, connecting families to supports and resources. Each BRIDGES site is unique, but all work with families to increase the number of babies born healthy and children ready for school, while decreasing incidences of child abuse and neglect. Community Partners of South Florida $3,541,100

Initiatives

Giving children and families access to fundamental tools for success early in life so more children grow up healthy, safe and strong and our community thrives.

Initiative

Description

Agency

20/21 Budget

Special Needs Helpline This service offers information and referral to families with children (up to age 18) who have special needs. 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. $56,019
Support of Safe Kids Coalition of Palm Beach County This program funds staff and operational support of the Palm Beach County chapter of Safe Kids Worldwide. Safe Kids offers training, information and resources to families to help keep their children safe from unintentional injuries. Community Partners of South Florida $328,199
Access for Success (Glades) This program offers legal services to families with complex challenges, such as substandard housing, employment issues and family law needs, who live in the Glades area. Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. $164,123
Child Advocacy Project
  • Education Advocacy Project
  • Foster Children's Project
  • Juvenile Advocacy Project
  • Relative Caregiver Project
This program advocates for children in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems by protecting their legal and educational rights, and helping their families and caregivers provide recommended services, as needed. Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. $3,890,862
Glades Family Education Program This program supports adults with children in Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay who are learning English by providing literacy and life skills to care for their families, improve their education and prepare them for job advancement. Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc. $73,502
Drowning Prevention Coalition This program offers free/reduced-cost water safety swim lessons to eligible children, as well as water safety education and outreach services to Palm Beach County residents. Palm Beach Board of County Commissioners $100,000
Funding for Licensed Clinical Social Worker Position This co-funded position for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker will serve South Tech Charter School. Palm Beach Board of County Commissioners $28,100
Environmental Opioid and Marijuana Prevention This initiative promotes prevention activities that shed light on the county's opioid and marijuana issues, including the support of pill drop boxes and substance abuse awareness campaigns.  Palm Beach County Behavioral Health Coalition $50,000
Palm Beach County Food Bank This program helps provide nutritious food to local children by supporting the food bank, as well as a mobile educational food pantry, a weekend nutrition program and other outreach to families. Palm Beach County Food Bank, Inc. $432,545
Circles This nationwide strategy aims to increase the capacity of families and communities to reduce poverty and create significant social change. Pathways to Prosperity, Inc. $122,476
Resource Depot Initiative This initiative distributes recyclable, reusable materials for projects to schools, teachers, child care centers, afterschool programs and community service groups, and offer educational workshops. Resource Depot, Inc. $125,000
Mentoring Initiative The initiative provides ongoing mentoring program oversight, support and technical assistance to in-county mentoring programs and administration of CSC’s mentoring funds. United Way of Palm Beach County, Inc. $1,793,331
Special Needs Initiative This initiative provides ongoing administration of special needs programs, including afterschool and respite needs, as well as the Special Needs Equipment Fund. United Way of Palm Beach County, Inc. $1,245,630