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.
Two national think tanks released a report this week about MIECHV, which funds early childhood home visiting programs in all 50 states, including South Carolina. MIECHV (Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting) is a federally-funded program that is both cost effective and has provided reliable results for South Carolina’s families. Unfortunately, it is at risk of ending this year unless Congress acts to renew it. We’ll be talking about this more going forward, but wanted to let you all know now about the report released by the CLASP and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, available here: http://bit.ly/Ne5hS3. Many thanks to them for their work on this important program.