KidsFirst will be working in partnership with First 5 Placer, who was recently selected to be the lead agency for one of just 15 agencies statewide to receive a Road to Resilience program grant from the Office of Child Abuse Prevention. The collaborative grant also includes Granite Wellness Centers, Sierra Native Alliance and Chapa De Indian Health.
“We are honored to have been selected to participate in this competitive and important program grant with our community partners. The Road to Resilience program will enable KidsFirst to provide home visitation and integration of services to pregnant women and mothers with known histories of substance use, as well as to mothers of substance-exposed infants,” said Executive Director, Antoinette Manuel.
The program will include in-home case management to link the target population and their families to community supports.
“These intervention and prevention services will help to strengthen families and keep children safe,” she added.