The second quarter recipient of the Hands of Hope campaign is Young Families Early Head Start (YFEHS). YFEHS provides comprehensive childcare and child development and support services to 32 infants/toddlers, including those with disabilities, and their low-income parents. The parents of the infants/toddlers reside within Yellowstone County and are primarily teenagers completing their high school education, as well as parents obtaining post-secondary education/training in college or technical schools, and working parents.
Educational goals are the primary focus of YFEHS however, case management services are also provided to assist families in reaching other goals, which often include finding adequate housing, obtaining health and dental care, and addressing a limited means of transportation that often impacts many areas of their lives.
A waiting list of at least 30 infants/toddlers has been in place since YFEHS opened at their current location in October of 2007. The waiting list has been as high as 47.
The donation provided by Western Security Bank assisted in the construction and completion of 3 additional classrooms with the ability to provide services to an additional 16-24 infants/toddlers and their families.
In addition to the monetary donation, Western Security Bank employees volunteered their time to construct new cribs and rearrange furniture in preparation for the opening of the new classrooms.
If you would like additional information for Young Families Early Head Start, please contact Debbie Reichert, Executive Director at 406.259.2007.
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