In our Year Six, SLO County would finally see the establishment of the Children’s Services Network–the amazing conclusion of a multi-year project which would directly impact the way children, youth and families were served in the County. Navigating services across multiple agencies–the Department of Social Services, Probation, Foster Family Agencies, etc.–was a complicated process which unfortunately didn’t always bode well for those caught within its systems. The County needed to work more collaboratively–they all needed a “seat at the table” in order to address and solve county-wide issues. To answer this vital community problem, several key people, including Jim Roberts, sought to establish a Network focused solely on getting all county agencies dedicated to serving children and families to work collaboratively in resolving differences and finding solutions. To read more about this vital component of SLO County’s system of care and FCNI’s continued story, please click below.
FCNI at a Glance[list icon=”moon-people”][list_item style=”titledesc” title=”Employees” desc=”12″][list_item style=”titledesc” title=”Number of Programs” desc=”3″][list_item style=”titledesc” title=”Children, Youth and Families Served” desc=”172″][list_item style=”titledesc” title=”Success Rate” desc=”93%”][/list]
State of the State[list icon=”moon-library”][list_item style=”titledesc” title=”427,000″ desc=”Number of children in foster care in the US: 427,000
“][list_item style=”titledesc” title=”Medi-Cal-Eligible Children” desc=”In 1992, children in foster care account for 41% of all users of mental health services even though they represent less than 4% of Medi-Cal-eligible children.