As 2018 comes to a close, I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation and thanks to everyone who has made this year a tremendous success. As you have heard many times, the mission of the Family Care Network is “to enhance the wellbeing of children and families in partnership with our community.” Thankfully, 2018 was another demonstration of the power of partnership in serving the most needy children, youth and families on the Central Coast.
Well over 1000 people worked together towards to achieve this mission. Staff, volunteers, public and private agencies and donors, all played a significant role in being the difference and working towards positively impacting our community. About 2000 children, youth and families were served by the Family Care Network in our last fiscal year, with a better than 90% success rate, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in public funding. These outcomes are truly something to celebrate!
Our 2018/2019 theme is “Come Together.” As we begin the new year, it is our agency’s goal to coalesce as many partners together to forge even greater success in positively impacting our community. In an era of diminishing public resources, now is the time for our Central Coast residents to really take ownership of local needs and solve them working together. I believe this is a wonderful opportunity for our community to become a model beacon for others to follow.
Again, thank you all very much. Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season and a very productive, successful New Year!