Mission: The purpose of the sanilac county kids' connection is to work together to build better lives for children and families. The sanilac county kids' connection will undertake this by providing a single point of entry for charitable services to childern including health care, education, counseling protective services and other charitable services primarily to poor children. The sanilac county kids' connection will undertake this in coordination with other governmental, non-profits and health providers.
Programs: Single point of entry for families to access resources and referral. The building technology system was updated, radio spots were recorded and pamphlets were distributed to educate the community about the service, and we have obtained a toll free number to access the system. Useage of the system continues to increase. This system is an access point for families to our "referral teams" and "family connection teams".
referral and family connective teams: these teams work with families with multiple needs and provide access to help from different agencies or health care systems without the family being required to meet many times and in different locations. These teams were developed from the ground floor during the first year of the sckc. An average of ten collaborative partner agencies participate with each case family. The referral team meets with the family upon the family's request or just as the team to address referrals from agencies. The family connection teams work with families to address the needs and help action plans from the referral team and monitor progress.
safe kids, outreach, child abuse prevention, mentoring, counseling, etc.
I am impressed with the time and effort that is devoted to the children of Sanilac county by the staff and volunteers of the Sanilac County Kids' Connection. They provide a valuable service to the children and their families of this rural farming area. Keep up the great work!!
I have worked with this organization since it was just a concept. I have volunteered and now I am a Board Member of this organization. Everyone involved with the organization, staff and collaborating agencies, as well as the community, go above and beyond to improve the quality of life for children in Sanilac County. They even reach out to other communities in Arenac, Bay, Huron, Lapeer, MIdland, St. Clair, Saginaw and Tuscola counties with certain programs and services.
This organization has been designated a Promise Place by America's Promise Alliance and in 2008 received the 100 Best Communities for Young People in the United States designation.
I'm very proud of this organization and very excited to be associated with it.
When I was associated with the United Way of Sanilac County, the Kids' Connection became one of our agencies because it was a great way to partner with the needs of children from birth to eighteen. The agency has grown over the years and has helped many children and their families. We are lucky to have such an inovative organization in our community,