Community Impact & Stories
Coastal Family Partners is committed to creating positive impact in our community through meaningful partnerships. We partner with local organizations, businesses, and individuals to create success for our cause, provide support for those in need, and build systems for our families. We also partner with parents and children to provide educational resources and create opportunities for growth. Together we are making a difference in our community!
Kaylan and Kaison
This is Kaison.
His mom Kaylan enrolled in Coastal Family Partners' HIPPY program in October 2022. Their story with our agency began when Kaylan had trouble locating a daycare for Kaison who is on the autism spectrum and nonverbal. This led her to reach out to home visiting services for early learning materials for her son. In addition to weekly role plays, Kaylan's HIPPY Family Advocate, Linda, supported her by researching local daycares on her behalf. This resulted in Kaison being evaluated for special education preschool services through the school system.
Joining forces with other organizations helps us share our mission and programs with those we might not otherwise cross paths with. On this day we set up shop at Dearborn YMCA's Kids' Day!
Several prospective parents expressed interest in our parent education and support program, Parent Toolbox, and home visiting.
During the 2021-2022 program year, our Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program accomplished the following:
629 total visits delivered to families
582 total visit hours
28 enrolled children
10 awesome children who graduated and are now in kindergarten
$8,900 spent specifically on children’s books, curriculum, assessments, and family incentives
After several home visits, Kaylan reports that Kaison is now saying the names of colors, pointing out shapes, and listening better to instructions! He also likes to join in on the weekly role playing. In February 2023, Kaison was accepted into the preK program at a local elementary school. There he receives occupational and speech therapies through an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Kaylan's support system of home visiting, referrals, and special education services helped her establish a pathway to long-term academic success for her son.