Last year’s letter to you in October 2020 was an acknowledgement of the pain that events had brought on our community and a sense of hope we were seeing rise up. Little did we realize the COVID-19 pandemic would turn even harsher and its impacts more grim. This past year has been a continued testament to the work of our local partners who have persevered through extraordinary challenges to continue the mission of serving our friends and neighbors all over our county.
We also saw the impacts of the pandemic begin to lessen as we approached our fiscal year end. Yet, there is a reality that recovery will take years in our community along with a persistent concern about mutant virus strains.
Even in the darkest of times, the people of our community have been unstoppable in their giving, loving, compassion and commitment. Hope continued to fuel action even when resolve might have wavered. Commitment overcame weakness even when things seemed their grimmest. The people of Stanislaus County and the partners of First 5 Stanislaus were unstoppable. Our community is unstoppable in the face of crisis. And as we move forward in the process of recovery and rebuilding in our community, our pledge is to continue to be unstoppable.
We encourage you to look at this year’s report which shows how our community partners continued to reach out and serve . . . even in a pandemic throttled, virtual-meeting model. We are blessed to have some of the best service organizations working right here in Stanislaus County and we’re pleased to feature the Hughson Family Resource Center in this year’s Report to the Community.
We are reaching out to our community to support and encourage families.
Children, parents, and providers reached through First 5 and its partners.
Moving Forward with Connection
"Every generation leaves behind a legacy. What that legacy will be is determined by the people of that generation. What legacy do you want to leave behind?"
Moving Forward with Thankfulness.
$310,000 of emergency funding was distributed from First 5 Stanislaus to community organizations during Fiscal Year 2020-2021. Also, major shipments of emergency supplies from First 5 California were received in Stanislaus County and distributed in a partnership between First 5 Stanislaus and the Stanislaus County Office of Education, Child & Family Services Division. Through this partnership, in Fiscal Year 2020-2021 product was distributed to Family Resource Centers and community childcare providers that included:
See how the Hughson Family Resource Center is moving forward with resources
"If not us, then who? If not now, then when?"
"Nothing can stop the power of a committed and determined people to make a difference in our society. Why? Because human beings are the most dynamic link to the divine on this planet."
Diversity and Equity
of clients served through First 5 Stanislaus are from Hispanic, Asian, African American, Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaska Native or multi-racial population groups.
of participants (158/161) attending a pregnant and parenting women support group reported making positive changes based on health, nutrition, and safety classes.
of babies (89/100) born to women participating in a healthy birth program were a healthy weight at birth.
of parents (252/283) participating in a Healthy Start program reported an increased confidence in their parenting ability.
of the children 0-5 (31/31) whose caregivers received group counseling had improvement with their presenting issues, according to their clinician.
of the children 0-5 (12/12) whose caregivers received individual counseling had improvement with their presenting issues, according to their clinician.
Total Budget: $6,388,193
|Improved Family Functioning (Family Support, Education, and Services)||$2,264,255||(46%)|
|Improved Health (Health Education and Services)||$1,000,000||(20%)|
|Improved Child Development (Child Development Services)||$0||(0%)|
|Improved Systems of Care||$12,000||(0%)|
|Other Programs (Includes Contingency Fund)||$1,120,156||(23%)|
|Change in Net Position||$85,922||$1,654,052||$1,894,965|
|Beginning net position||$6,027,292||$6,086,099||$7,740,151|
|Capital assets, net||$0||$0||$0|
|Net investment in capital assets||$0||$0||$0|
|Unrestricted net position||$6,086,099||$7,740,151||$9,635,116|
|Total net position||$6,086,099||$7,740,151||$9,635,116|