July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021
We started this fiscal year unlike any other. July 2020 saw the culmination of generations of harm from racial, economic and healthcare injustices. Our families face each of these challenges and many more, making this year a particularly hard time for our young people, caregivers and staff.
In this time of extreme need, we took steps to invest further in the families and communities that need us. We expanded our Intact Family Services Program–a preventative model to address concerns at home so children never need to be removed–to serve up to 50 more families each year. This vital program is the future of Kaleidoscope and child welfare overall, and we are eager to continue leading the field with this model.
Who We Serve
Children and youth are referred to Kaleidoscope through DCFS when there are allegations of abuse or neglect. The kids we serve range in age from birth to 24 and have severe emotional, behavioral and medical issues that require comprehensive support.
Through our services, we provide the specialized care, nurturing families and other services that children need to be safe, create a stable support system, and overcome trauma to lead healthy, happy lives.
This fiscal year, we served 794 children, youth and young adults across our programs.