When the Children's Services Council was formed in 1990, a community needs assessment was done comparing 17 childhood indicators of St. Lucie County to those of the State. At the time, our community ranked better than the state in only 2 of the 17 indicators.
By coming together as a community – non-profits, businesses, faith organizations and government - we set out to make children a priority and began the day-to-day work of addressing the needs of ALL local children.
With a laser-like focus on accountability and positively impacting children, the Children's Services Council and our community partners worked to ensure that families in St. Lucie County had every available opportunity to help their children succeed.
Focusing on those indicators gave our mission a dedicated direction and streamlined the focus of programs and resources to tackle our largest issues.
We are proud of how far we've come, but there is more work to be done, and we will continue to do it together - because it's...
OUR CHILDREN. OUR COMMUNITY. OUR FUTURE.
Thank you to our community for your continued support over these past 30 years. We know that this work could not have been done without all of you. We vow to continue working, each and every day to ensure that our families have the tools and resources they need to be successful. Here's to 30 more!