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Brains Aren’t Born, They’re Built – Announcing our Early Childhood Home Visiting Grants

It’s widely known that the majority of brain development happens in children by age three. This short window is crucial and can greatly alter the life trajectory of children in areas such as school achievement, health status and future economic productivity. Home visiting – a visit by a therapeutic professional in the child’s comfortable space, their home – can maximize this window.

Though it’s a proven model of care, it’s one that is unavailable to many families that could benefit from it. Right now, fewer than 10% of Central Texas’ low-income families with young children receive home visits. With this in mind, St. David’s Foundation awarded our first Home Visiting Grants this fall to 10 organizations in our five-county area.

Announcing our Home Visiting Grants!

We're excited to announce the 10 recipients of our Home Visiting RFP grants! These organizations will expand their capacity to deliver evidence-based home visiting programs that are part of a coordinated, integrated system of local early childhood services. Expanding home visiting capacity is a core component of our strategy to foster conditions that create positive early experiences for young children. We can't wait to see the impact these groups will be able to have on children and families throughout Central Texas.Congratulations to Any Baby Can, Austin Ed Fund, African American Youth Harvest Foundation, Manor ISD, Todos Juntos Learning Center, People's Community Clinic, Easter Seals-Central Texas, Bastrop County Cares, AVANCE-Austin and Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas.

Posted by St. David's Foundation on Thursday, September 26, 2019

 

These grants, given to organizations including Any Baby Can, African American Youth Harvest Foundation and Bastrop County Cares, total $2.4 million. These organizations will expand their capacity to deliver evidence-based home visiting programs that are part of a coordinated, integrated system of local early childhood services. Expanding home visiting capacity is a core component of our Childhood Adversity and Community Resilience strategy to foster conditions that create positive early experiences for young children. We look forward to learning about the impact these organizations will be able to have on children and families throughout Central Texas. 


This story was published as part of the October issue of St. David’s Foundation’s 411 newsletter. Click below to read the other stories in this issue.

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