Organization Purpose Population Served Number Served in Clay County Area Served 1. 4-C To insure accessibility, availability and affordability of quality childcare services. Birth to 12 years of age.
379 children served
24 Licensed providers
28 Unlicensed providers
Wabash Valley 2. Adult Secondary Credit Individuals who are 16 years and older may earn up to 12 credits toward a regular high school diploma. 16 years and older 40-50 students served during the year. Clay County 3. Alternative School
( Forest Avenue Academy )
To provide an alternative educational structure and environment for students failing in the regular educational setting. Students grades 6 through 12 as referred by their school. 30-60 students served during the year. Clay County 4. Brazil Public Library Provide services and resources that compliment the objectives of residents, community agencies and institutions. All age groups All residents of Clay County Brazil City & Brazil Twp. (Tax)/County residents (annual fee) 5. Child Care Network (Division of Head Start) To provide a mentor for child care providers. Provides instruction, modeling of developmentally appropriate practices. Offers information on certification and licensing. Child Care Providers Five child care providers (22 children) Clay County 6. Clay County Literacy Coalition Provide free tutoring for improving or learning to read. Adults 18 years or older (16 to 18 year old not attending a high school) 15 – 20 individuals Clay County 7. Clay Comm. Schools Special Services To serve students with disabilities with an individualized educational plan. Students attending Clay Community Schools including a preschool for ages three to five . 869 individual students Clay County 8. Cooperative Extension
1) Home and Family
3) Community Development
All age groups Combined programs serve approximately 5930 individuals.
9. Fathers and families
Provide parenting, financial planning, and legal assistance.Assist with employment and education.
Fathers - may include family. 25 clients Clay and Owen County 10. First Steps/Step Ahead To assist family members and service providers concerned about a child's development. Intake coordinator assesses and provides access to any services needed. Children ages birth through 2 years of age. 35 children being served. Clay County 11. Step Ahead To streamline services to families and children by allowing agencies and parents to work together. Provide networking and collaboration. All age groups with an emphasis on children and families. Not available. Unable to identify population served by multiple agencies and services. Clay County 12. GED/Adult Ed. To provide free Adult Basic Education and GED preparation classes.
16 years of age and older (Not in high school).
Over 100 adults attending 12 hours or more Clay County 13. Head Start To provide a free preschool program for income eligible families. Home base program offered for Ages 0 – 3. Birth to 5 years old.
24 Home based (3-5)
67 center based 3 to 5
12 Early H.S. (0-3)
Clay County 14. Healthy Families To address the questions, concerns and stresses that confront new parents . Parents of new born children. 40 families Clay County 15. Preschool/ Nursery for Adult Ed. To provide developmentally appropriate childcare for parents enrolled in adult education - Wednesdays only. Cooperative nursery ages 0-3. Preschool ages 4 and 5 . Preschool- 8 children Clay County 16. Rowe Center for Communication Disorders / ISU School of Education To provide speech therapy and hearing evaluation. No referral from a doctor is necessary. No fee for services. All age groups Information not available. Wabash Valley 17. School Nurses To provide health counseling and education for students. Works with community. All children enrolled in Clay Community Schools Corporation. 4509 school age children. Clay County 18. Preschool Speech Services Provides screening, evaluation and therapy if needed. Ages 3 to 5 years 72 children enrolled Clay County 19. Title One Preschool Provides free preschool program once a week for 3, 4 and 5 year olds in the school districts. Children age 3 to 5 and a parent or designated family member. 49 children Title I schools 20. WIETS Western Indiana Employment and Training Services To help the unemployed and underemployment that leads to self sufficiency and to provide qualified youth with employment enrichment experiences. 14 years and older 50-100 annually Clay, Vigo , Parke, Putnam and Vermillion County 21. YMCA
Provide programs that build health, spirit, mind, and body.
3500 membership (vs. 300 before new facility)
120 After school program
40-50 Child care daily