Chicks in Crisis
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Programs

Description
Responding to an overwhelming occurrence of trauma among our clients, we provide confidential counseling, conducted by a licensed trauma psychologist and graduate student interns from CSU Sacramento.
Budget
$8,000
Program Successes
During 2018, nearly 120 pregnant and parenting young women, many of whom have endured repeated emotional, sexual drug addiction and family trauma, were provided with counseling by a licensed psychologist.
Description
An urban oasis in Elk Grove designed to be a one-stop shop for girls and women in need and a place where they can find the stability and support that they desperately need. The Ranch offers counseling services, life-skills education, employment training, and arts and recreation. The vegetable garden provides opportunities for clients to grow and learn to cook healthy food items.
Budget
$100,000
Program Successes
During 2018, more than 3,000 households visited the Chicks in Crisis Ranch - an average of 250 each month! In addition to the programs and happy events hosted at The Ranch, we are proud that:
- Our vegetable garden produced more than 4000 lbs. of fresh fruits and vegetables this past summer. These fresh, healthy foods were given to our parenting families and pregnant moms, along with workshops on how to prepare healthy meals. Some of the produce was also distributed to the community via our new farm stand!
- The Healing Garden, created through the dedicated work of volunteers, including the 2015 Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce Leadership Group, continued to bloom and flourish, providing a serene oasis for our clients from the chaotic, stressful world they face daily.
- The Ranch has become the Elk Grove/South County hub for several important county services that benefit our clients and others in need, including legal assistance from the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office and supervised family visitation under Child Protective Services.
Description
The Teen Parenting Program offers a combination of services including, but not limited to: parenting workshops, health and nutrition, resume building, interviewing skills, finance and budgeting on school campuses throughout the Sacramento region. Our instructors, including nursing students, combine real-life skills with solutions to parenting issues. Pregnant and parenting clients create a positive co-parenting plan to insure a well-balanced, healthy relationship for the child.
Budget
$35,000
Program Successes
We taught parenting classes to 180 teen parents, 6,480 hours of instruction with 40 teen moms and 2 dads receiving diplomas. These teen parents did NOT repeat a second pregnancy and were registered for community college and vocation schools at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.

- Decreased additional pregnancies through education that emphasizes the importance of taking care of the first child before having another. Increased the number of teen parents graduating high school through educational intervention, and also by offering free diapers, wipes, formula, and other infant/child items so that teen parents do not have to drop out of school in order to earn money.
- Increased the number of teens/young moms that continue on to secondary education by continuing to offer services and support.
- Offered these workshops for pregnant and parenting youth in nine high schools, 4 Charter schools, the Core Medical Clinic, Planned Parenthood's Teen Success program, and Bridges drug treatment centers.
- Built nurturing relationships with young women and men who often lack family support and a history of loving parent relationships.
Description
Project LIFT (Living Independently for Tomorrow) is designed to provide a supportive learning environment where pregnant girls, women, and young men can begin to eliminate barriers and move toward self-sufficiency and employment by providing workshops on finding a job, finance, legal issues, healthy living, and child development. Many of these workshops are offered on-site in schools.
Budget
$100,000
Program Successes
Chicks in Crisis currently serves and interacts with supports more than 316 "households" each month, offering prenatal care, life skills training, parenting assistance, clothes, emergency food, baby supplies, and legal guidance.
Description
Amber's Closet offers all clients free diapers, formula, baby wipes, baby clothes, baby furniture, toys, and maternity clothing. Stocked by donations from the community, these supplies are a lifeline for many young parents, alleviating pressure to leave school to earn money. We have even been told by some clients that they would otherwise have had to turn to sex work to afford diapers and wipes for their babies.
Budget
$5,000
Program Successes
During 2018, Chicks in Crisis distributed more than:
- 32,298 diapers
- 45,172 wipes
- 32,287 items of clothing
- 1,198 cans of formula to 3,058 households and 1467 children in need