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Causes: Ethnic & Immigrant Centers, Human Services, Immigration

Mission: The mission of community council of idaho, inc. Is to strengthen families in our communities by offering opportunities in education, housing, health and employment.

Programs: Child education: the head start program provides comprehensive early child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families, with a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school. Our program specifically targets children, birth to 5 years of age, of migrant & seasonal farmworkers. The program has served 766 children and approximately 491 families this program year (may 1, 2013 - april 30, 2014). The program is working with numerous stakeholders to revise and enhance its school readiness plan. The plan has as its key components: family engagement; strengthening partnerships with schools; use of a good curriculum; and utilizing ongoing assessment to improve individualization.

community health center:the community family clinic provides quality primary health care to low income families who have no access to medical insurance by providing a sliding fee scale for services. The sliding fee for services is based on size of household and family income. Services include primary health care, medical imaging, 340 b pharmacy program, vaccinations, lab work, and additional diagnostics all based on the sliding fee scale. Additionally dental services have also been added to provide preventative, restorative, and emergency services. Over the past year more than 2,674 patients have been benefited from both medical and dental services.

community services: the employment & training department delivers top quality workforce development services to our target participants by providing them the skills and tools necessary for continued career success while meeting the needs of a demand driven economy with the ultimate goal of obtaining employment. Services include career counseling, on-the-job training, occupational skills training, work experience and job stabilization services. Over the past year more than 287 individuals have benefited from our services. Additional ged services have been added through our high school equivalence program. We are able to assist 100 students who are or have parents who are migrant/seasonal farmworkers in obtaining the equivalent of a high school diploma (ged). In addition, program participants receive assistance in seeking employment; pursue a higher education and/or other post secondary education or training. A total of 40 individuals obtained their ged during fiscal year 2014.

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