The Children and Families Commission of Orange County supports organizations that provide health, early education and development services to children and their families, from the prenatal stage through age five. The Commission’s goal is to fund and support the most needed and effective services so that Orange County children grow up great-- healthy and ready to learn. The Commission receives funds from the 1998 Proposition 10 tobacco tax initiative. In 2011-2012, the Commission spent $29.3 million to fund Orange County service organizations.
Summary: What Can We Do in One Year?
- 1,901,426 services provided to children and families
- 68,774 children received screenings for developmental milestones and/or health
- 8,171 children received treatment at dental clinics and 17,237 children’s dental health was assessed
- 24,209 pregnant women received support for healthy pregnany and early childhood health
- 169,759 pregnant women, mothers and young children who are homeless, were provided shelter bed nights
- 30,549 children participated in a program to increase the frequency of reading at home
- 25,603 children were read to in pediatric waiting areas
The Annual Report summary describes the Commission's strategic priorities and the many programs it supports. To read the report, please click here.