The Children and Families Commission of Orange County oversees the allocation of funds from Proposition 10, which added a 50-cent tax on tobacco products sold in California. In Fiscal Year 2017/18, the Commission directed more than $31 million to fund programs that served young children. Funds help pay for pediatric primary and specialty health care, children’s dental, homeless prevention, early education, and child development programs for children from the prenatal stage to age five and their families. The Commission’s goal is to ensure all children are healthy and ready to learn when they enter school.
Summary: What Can We Do in One Year?
148,489 new and used books were distributed to children
Children received 75,473 emergency or transitional shelter bed nights and their family members received 106,975 bed nights
47,842 children participated in early literacy programs
26,954 children received oral health education and 14,369 children received preventative dental treatment
21,941 home visits and 31,110 office visits were conducted to improve parent knowledge of healthy child development
The Annual Report Summary describes the Commission’s strategic priorities and the many programs it supports.
This year’s report also takes a look at the Commission’s impact since its inception 20 years ago.
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