At Family Support Services, we measure success in many ways. The impact of COVID-19 required Family Support Services to pivot our service model onto virtual platforms allowing our programs to adhere to CDC guidelines. Our agency was committed to providing essential services to our clients in spite of the obstacles that we all faced. Here is a quick glance at the number of children and families we served in Fiscal Year 2019-2020:
Respite/Child Care Program: 56,284 hours of home-based or community-based respite/child care were provided to over 200 families in Alameda, and Contra Costa counties, and 85 children in San Francisco county.
Kinship Support Services Program: 211 families received case management services, including crisis intervention, informational & referral, family advocacy, support groups, workshops & trainings, family activities. 29 support groups & workshops were provided.
Family Preservation Program: 117 families were served through this program. 29 families either graduated from their program or achieved their goal, and 134 children were protected from entering into the foster care system.
Growing UP Strong (GUS Mental Health Services): 53 children served through our mental health services.
Kinship Youth Program: 92 children and youth received 8,963 hours of academic enrichment, life skills development, leadership opportunities, and recreation activities.