Presentation on theme: "Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2013. Vision Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina values the right of every pregnant young woman to obtain the."— Presentation transcript:
Vision Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina values the right of every pregnant young woman to obtain the education, skills, and support needed to have a healthy start in life – for both herself and her child. Mission The mission of Florence Crittenton Programs of SC is to provide young pregnant and parenting women comprehensive services to help them become self- sufficient and responsible mothers. “Healthy Babies…Responsible Mothers”
Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina (FCP) serves at-risk, low- income pregnant girls and young women, one of the most vulnerable populations in South Carolina. For 115 years, we have provided a safe haven, medical care, counseling, education and social support services to pregnant girls and young women so that they may deliver healthy babies and grow into independent, successful young adults. With our help, each young mother gains a sense of accomplishment and empowerment, and we all benefit as she becomes a self-sufficient, responsible parent and member of the community. Most importantly, the children of these mothers are given a chance to grow up healthy, nurtured, and ready to learn. Our Residential Program provides comprehensive services for pregnant girls and young women who struggle with a myriad of challenges and have a wide variety of risk factors, in addition to being pregnant. Services include residential care, academic education, group and individual counseling, medical care, and social support. Our Family Development Program provides comprehensive home-based support services for up to two years to at-risk, low-income single parents with children ages five and under who live in the Tri-County area of Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties. :
Board Members Ms. Philippa Ward, President Mrs. Elizabeth Saal, Vice-President Mrs. Vitre Stephens, Secretary Mrs. Heather Koepenick, Treasurer Mr. Will BeecherMs. Erica Moore Ms. Vicki BrassfieldMs. Ruth Morton Mrs. Michelle CondonMr. Elwood Stith Mrs. Carol CzarnikMs. Tracey Turner Dr. Kathleen DommMrs. Tish Voit Dr. Gweneth LazenbyMr. Shawn Willis
Management Team Lisa Van Bergen, LPC, Executive Director Maureen Porter, PhD, Program Director, Family Development Program Claire Nowicki, LMSW, Program Director, Residential Program Michele Ehlers, RN, Medical Services Coordinator
Over the last decade, there have been substantial declines in teen birth rates in both South Carolina and across the nation. South Carolina’s teen birth rate remains much higher than the nation’s. In 2012, the South Carolina teen birth rate was 36.5 births per 1,000 females, a 47% decrease from 2002 and also the lowest rate ever recorded in the state. Although remarkable progress has been made in reducing teen birth rates, there is still tremendous room for improvement and only time will tell if recent declines will be sustained.
Average age of first sexual intercourse is 13.7 years 15 teens give birth every day 5597 teens gave birth in 2012 (6871 pregnancies) 26% of teens who gave birth in 2012 were already teen parents 57% of high school students are sexually active 42% did not use a condom at last sexual intercourse S.C. teens report much higher rates of first sexual intercourse before 13 and ever having sex with 4 or more partners than national data
$ Spent on Teen Pregnancy$180 Million Children in Poverty21% High School Dropout25% Inadequate Social Support22% Low Birth Weight10% Single Parent Households11% Uninsured Adults18%
RESIDENTIAL 86% of our clients delivered healthy birth weight babies. 86% of our clients improved their academic performance. 95% of our clients improved employment readiness skills. 90% of our clients improved parenting skills FAMILY DEVELOPMENT 89% of children were demonstrating age- appropriate behaviors. 89% of children had up- to-date immunizations 100% had a medical home. 72% improved parenting skills 67% of clients leaving the program moved to permanent housing. 33% of mothers over 18 increased their income level from admission to discharge.
35% - Charleston County 9% - Sumter County 7% - Berkeley County 7% - Richland County 7% - York County 20% - Others: Aiken, Chester, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Greenville, Greenwood, Hampton, Jasper, Laurens, Lee, Marion, Orangeburg, and Spartanburg