A recent community needs assessment conducted by the Institute for Child Success (which is leading the collaborative’s Childhood Homelessness Project) revealed gaps in services and the critical state of housing instability in Greenville County. In response, we are organizing a listening tour to understand community issues on the ground.
The State recently published a letter to the editor, submitted by ICS Board Chair Tami McKnew, about home visiting programs for young families. Tami writes:
All parents want their kids to have a healthy start in life, and many of us learn — the hard way — that providing that healthy start is a harder job than we expect. The luckiest of us find help from our own parents, but many of South Carolina’s newest families rely on home visits by nurses and other professionals to help guide them in nutrition, safety and child development. Those home-visiting programs improve the health and development of our youngest kids, while saving substantial taxpayer dollars in the long run….
Read more here: bit.ly/1l8YvcW
Thanks to Tami for speaking out about this important issue!