But, it almost didn’t happen.
That’s why we are asking you to ensure that our critical programs and services remain strong.
There are 24,000 children under age 5 in Forsyth County. More than 8,000 of them are growing up under the constant stress and pressures of living in poverty.
Science has proven that if left unaddressed in young children, these conditions will lead to emotional, social, behavioral, health and learning problems that can follow them into adulthood.
Evidence also shows that these children can benefit from our quality early childhood development programs.
Yet, limited public funding is not meeting the needs of our most vulnerable local preschoolers.
Too many local children are on waiting lists for our services.
The good news is — you can help turn this around.
Your gift to Family Services enables children and families in crisis achieve stability, educational success, emotional independence, and the American dream. You’ve seen this at work in a number of ways:
- As four-year-olds from our child development programs enter kindergarten prepared to learn
and eager to succeed.
- As three-year-olds learn the social and emotional skills that help them overcome the effects of traumatic experiences and begin to thrive.
- As hardworking moms and dads, living in poverty, discover resources to help their young children and gain the confidence to become the parents they long to be.
Every child and family in our community should have access to these opportunities.
But they do not.
You can create access to programs and services that will help more children and families.
Will you help expand the solutions that are working by making a generous gift to Family Services today?