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Causes: Federated Giving Programs, Human Services, Philanthropy

Mission: The organization conducts an annual fundraising campaign on

Programs: 2015 report to the community creating the opportunities for a good life for all by focusing on: education helping children and youth achieve their potential -5960 youth have an increased knowledge of healthy attitudes and in healthy relationships, in-crease in personal safety. A decrease in aggressive behavior with fewer sexual assaults. An increase in knowledge of issuessurrounding bullying, dating violence, harassment and violence in the home. -101 youth had an increase in connection with social support systemsoutside of the home and age appropriate employment readiness. Also,developed strong personal values and char-acter, positive sense of self- worth and usefulness, be in caring relationships with parents, other adults and peers. -271 children age 0-3 were referred for developmental screening. 90 of those children referred were identified with disabilities or delayed development. 252 new services were initiated to meet the outcomes in the family service plans. -120 children received scholarships to participate in a high quality early learning daycare envi-ronment. -2,500 children were physically, intellectually, emotionally and sociallyprepared for their next learning environment through the kindergarten readiness calendars. -30 parents through parenting classes increased their coping skill, learned positive discipline and learned to keep their children safe. -13,000 family resource guides were made available to so that families and individuals can access resources in the community. 345 family resource guides were used as a community project with a freshmen class seeking services in the island county community. Through this activity the students became aware of community support systems throughout island county. Theygained knowledge on how to and who to turn to for support in challengingsocial and health crisis. The family resource guides were also sent out bythe island county health de-partment to all newborns and their familiesborn in island county. Income promoting financial stability and independence -988 individuals sought housing services were assessed and referred to allcommunity resources-both internal and external. -29 households were stabilized in housing and addressed barriers to successfullymaintain housing. Through intense case management, house-holdswill have the skills to budget, increase capacity to earn income, to accessprograms available for support. -46 veteran families were served and 9 veteran homeless households were engaged for vash housing vouchers. -4000+ separate appointments were provided to households requesting or those receiving shelter, housing and/or rent assistance. The average numberof appointments a household received while obtaining assistance was 6(range was from 3-9). Health improve people's health -2,193 seniors were served through information and referral to needed resourceswithin the community. Caregivers receive support and access toresources. -18,516 congregate meals served. These individuals maintained a balanced and nutritional diet. This gave the ability to remain independent longer. -7,840 food baskets were prepared allowing residents hunger needs to be metthrough a balanced, nutritional diet. Community impact -foundation for early learning grant professional development on early literacy, professional learning communities with elementary and earlylearning educators events supporting early literacy, pilot prepara-tion forsummer program for kindergartners, support infrastructure for early learning coalition. -kindergarten readiness calendar: 2,500 distributed throughout is-land county. Printing provided by the boeing company. -partners for young children (pyc): to support families and young childrenin island county. Partners are: child care resource and refer-ral, islandcounty school districts, island county health department, nwesd & nw early learning, toddler learning center, sno-isle li-brary, eceap, head start & early head start, south whidbey chil-dren? S center. -navy league oak harbor: executive board member and planning committee: veteran's day celebration (november). -national night out (august 4) -oak harbor youth coalition member: through the support of the washingtonstate dept. Of social and health services, and the division of behavioralhealth & recovery, the oak harbor youth coalition, is a group of community leaders who gather from different sectors with the vision of working topromote stronger youth and healthier families by combating substance useand abuse. Additionally, they work with local schools and law enforcementgroups on issues concerning the welfare needs of youth throughout thegreater oak harbor community. -oak harbor chamber of commerce: member -united ways of pacific northwest member: quarterly meetings with 24 unitedways across the state. -combined federal campaign of island county: principal com-bined fund organization (pcfo) for the federal workplace giving campaign. -familywize prescription drug savings card program administra-tor: savings $89,227 year to date savings to 540 island county resi-dents. Distribution provided in partnership with medical safety net and the faith community.

allocations program - to facilitate distribution of funds to approved charitable organizations.

children's programs designed to assist children in being prepared to enter school and be ready to learn. Also includes other programs.

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