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Performance Data for FY2022

Funding Priority: Child Abuse Prevention

Goal: Reduce the number of child abuse intakes (Confirmed and Unconfirmed Cases) by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) of children by 25% in 21 targeted zip codes

Fiscal Year 2022 Service Target: 4,433

Why is it important?

In FY 2019, Bexar County had 21,698 confirmed and unconfirmed reports of child abuse and neglect as reported by the Texas Department of Family Protective Services (TDFPS). In 2020, TDFPS reported 5,499 children in Bexar County were victims of abuse and neglect.


Summary of Year-to-Date Progress:

In FY 2022, the Deparment of Human Services (DHS) provided $987,290 in General Fund support through the Consolidated Funding process to support six agency programs related to child abuse prevention and intervention services. The goal of these programs is to provide services to an estimated 4,433 adults and children including training, case management, education, and supportive services.


The following partner non-profits are funded to provide prevention programs to contribute towards DHS's goal of reducing child abuse. Click on the name of the agency to learn more about the agency and program performance.


Any Baby Can of San Antonio

AVANCE

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Family Service Association

Child Safe

Respite Care

Total Served Across All Agencies

Funding Priority: Kinder Readiness

Goal: 85% Head Start children in San Antonio ISD (SAISD) and Edgewood ISD (EISD) are ready for Kindergarten by 2024.

Fiscal Year 2022 Service Target: 281

Why is it important?

Economic studies show that investment in early childhood education shows high returns and directly influences economic, health and social outcomes later in life. There are proven direct links between high quality early education and academic achievement, improved social behavior, health, decision-making and career success.


Summary of Year-to-Date Progress:

In FY 2022, the Department of Human Services (DHS) provided $274,507 in General Fund support through Consolidated Funding for Kindergarten Readiness Programming. In FY 2022, a targeted 281 children and their families will receive caregiver assistance, multi-generational programming, and developmental support.


The following partner non-profits are funded to provide programs to contribute towards DHS's goal of preparing children for entering kindergarten. Click on the name of the agency to learn more about the agency's program and performance.


Autism Community Network

Family Service of San Antonio

Respite Care

Total Served Across All Agencies

Funding Priority: After School Challenge Program

Goal: 80% of 3rd, 5th and 8th grade students participating in the After School Challenge Program will pass the STAAR Reading Test by 2024

Fiscal Year 2022 Service Target: 6,440

Why is it important?

The percent of students approaching grade level or above on 3rd grade reading on the STAAR test increased from 68.5% in 2017 to 73% in 2019. (Texas Education Agency). In the 2021 STAAR Analysis provided by TEA, 71% of those tested either approached, met or mastered grade level.


Summary of Year-to-Date Progress:

In Fiscal Year 2022, the Department of Human Services (DHS) invested $2,327,694 in General Fund support for the After School Challenge Program. This funding is projected to serve 6,440 elementary and middle school students in 5 school districts.


The following partner non-profits were funded to provide enriching after school programs to contribute towards DHS's goal of improving STAAR Reading scores. Click on the name of the agency to learn more about the agency's program and performance.


Edgewood Independent School District

Harlandale Independent School District

San Antonio Independent School District

South San Antonio Independent School District

Southwest Independent School District

Total Served Across All Agencies

Funding Priority: Youth Success

Goal: 50% reduction in High School "leavers" by 2024 in the following school districts: HISD, SAISD, SSISD, SWISD

Fiscal Year 2022 Service Target: 3,573

Why is it important?

In the 2016 - 2017 School Year, there were 22,000 “leavers” out of 352,900 students in Bexar County. According to the Texas Education Agency, "leavers" are students served by a school district in grades 7-12 during the prior school year who do not enroll in the district during the school-start window of the current year. San Antonio has an estimated 34,000 opportunity youth, approximately 15% of its 16- to 24-year old population (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas).


Summary of Year-to-Date Progress:

In Fiscal Year 2022, the Department of Human Services (DHS) provided $2,644,049 in General Fund support through the Consolidated Funding Process to support comprehensive prevention and intervention strategies to re-engage those youth who have already disengaged from the school system. Services primarily focus on youth, ages 16 to 24 that are neither in school nor working in the paid labor force.


The following partner non-profits are funded to provide prevention programs to contribute towards DHS's goal of reducing the number of High School leavers and improving graduation rates. Click on the name of the agency to learn more about the agency's program and performance.

Total Served Across All Agencies

Funding Priority: College & Career Readiness

Goal: 75% increase in the rate of college or career ready students in Edgewood, Harlandale, Northside, San Antonio, South San Antonio, Southside and Southwest ISDs

Fiscal Year 2022 Service Target: 3,490

Why is it important?

In FY 2018, according to the Texas Education Agency, 40.7% of San Antonio high school graduates tested college-ready in English and Math.


Summary of Year-to-Date Progress:

In Fiscal Year 2022, the Department of Human Services (DHS) provided $809,863 in General Fund support through the Consolidated Funding Process for College & Career Readiness Programming. In FY 2022, these programs will target to serve 3,490 students with college and career readiness programming focused on mentoring, training, financial aid assistance, and skills and self-esteem development.


The following partner non-profits are funded to provide college and career readiness programming. Click on the name of the agency to learn more about the agency's program and performance.


Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio

Family Service Association of San Antonio

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas

Girls Inc.

Good Samaritan Center of San Antonio

Total Served Across All Agencies