JA CHIP LOI 2014

JA CHIP LOI 2014 - TO:&PublicPolicy From:JeffersonAreaCHiP...

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TO : Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy From: Jefferson Area CHiP Judy W. Smith [email protected] 434 964 4701 www.jachip.org Mission: Jefferson Area CHiP partners with families to create a nurturing home environment and promote the health and well being of children in our community. Request: $15,000 to support outreach to families to address access to health care. Program: Jefferson Area CHiP is a home visiting program serving children, 0 6, and pregnant women from low income families living in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. We have been providing services to the community since 1991 and became an independent Non profit in December 2008. CHiP partners with families and builds on their strengths by: Improving health care through health assessments, health education and health access. Teaching parenting skills to foster a nurturing environment. Promoting self sufficiency through connection to community resources. We provide the above services through home visiting by a team consisting of nurses and certified Parent Educators, also known as Family Support Workers. Last year we helped 332 families access and navigate an increasingly complex health care system. 537 children were given a “leg up” on a lifetime of learning through parent education that gave parents the confidence to be their child’s first and best teacher. 56 pregnant women, including teens, were given the best opportunity to have a healthy baby. 40% of parents showed improved employment. We served 65 refugee families settled here through the International Rescue Committee. The diversity of families served is reflected in the diversity of our staff and the services we offer. Six of our staff are bilingual in English and Spanish (including 3 bicultural staff) and we offer interpreter services in over 19 different languages. We traveled 54,823 miles and
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