engaging families & communites for stronger beginnings
The Southern Illinois Coalition for Children and Families is dedicated to providing leadership and support that builds strong communities, strengthens families, and promotes children’s success in school and life.
The Coalition’s primary goal is to develop a strong & effective infrastructure that promotes positive outcomes for children and families in southern Illinois. This is accomplished by:
Communicating, Coordinating, and Connecting
Investing in young children is one of the most important investments a community can make. Promoting the health, development, and well-being of young children and their families requires the active involvement of an array of disciplines and organizations from both the public and private sectors.
Young children need a home, nurturing family, access to health care, sound nutrition, adequate housing, and appropriate recreation in order to thrive. Their parents or caretakers may need a variety of enabling and supportive services to allow them to provide for and nurture their children.
Working together in a coordinated manner and with a unified voice and mission, community coalitions play a critical role in improving the lives of young children and their families. Coalitions help fill gaps and provide the resources and support needed to keep families strong, children healthy and learning as they travel down the path to success.