Children & Families First - Impact Report 2016

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BABIES Are Born Healthy 89% of babies born in the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Program, were at full gestational age, a significant indicator of infant health. 95% met developmentally appropriate language and social skills markers at 24 months of age. 97% of 1-year-olds in NFP had up-to-date immunizations.

CHILDREN Are Healthy & Safe The Child & Adult Care Food Program made it possible for child care centers and family child care homes to serve 1,124,859 healthy meals. AccessCare helped answer 2,040 requests for child care information.



100% of youth who receive Family Search and Engagement Services have been connected to a least one caring adult, who will help provide support, once they leave foster care. 100% of adoptions were finalized in 12 months of a child joining a forever family. 85 children received care in homes of our highly trained resource parents, of whom 92% remained in the same placement.


TEENS Make Positive Life Choices ARC Education helped 18,459 teens increase knowledge about puberty, contraception, and responsible decision-making. 88% of adolescents and parents reported an improved relationship after completing our FAIR Program, which helps keep families together and out of foster care.

PARENTS Nurture Their Children 81% of families who finished the Strengthening Families Program(SFP) have improved their communication skills. 78% of families were more bonded with their family and felt their relationships had improved after completing SFP.

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FAMILIES Have Resources To Build Strong Communitites 88% of clients in the Rise Up Program achieved 36 consecutive weeks of participation in employment advancement or training education. 8,725 work days were saved through Just In Time Care™, and 99% of those enrolled in the service indicated they were able to get to work because of JITC™.

CHILDREN Are Ready To Learn 70% of students in our Community Schools Program improved peer interactions and displays of trust toward teachers.


The children in foster care achieved a school day attendance rate of 95%.

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IT’S OUR PROMISE NEW CASTLE COUNTY MAIN OFFICE 2005 Baynard Boulevard Wilmington, DE 19802 302.658.5177 809 Washington Street Wilmington, DE 19801 302.658.5177 1213 Old Lancaster Pike Hockessin, DE 19707 302.235.5544

KENT COUNTY 91 Wolf Creek Boulevard, Suite 1 Dover, DE 19901 302.674.8384

SUSSEX COUNTY 410 South Bedford Street Georgetown, DE 19947 302.856.2388

SEAFORD HOUSE 400 North Market Street Extension Seaford, DE 19973 302.629.6996




WWW.CFFDE.ORG | (800) 220-3092 Children & Families First strengthens Delaware families by delivering an innovative and effective continuum of community-based social services. In existence for more than 130 years, Children & Families First helps children facing adversity on their journey to adulthood. We use proven methods to help families raise their children so they can flourish.

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