The City of Chino Hills has provided a Human Services Program to its residents consistently for the last 18 years through a contract for services with the City of Chino. The Human Services Program provides individual and family counseling which addresses substance abuse, delinquency, and other social and behavioral issues.
Human Services programs are offered to all schools within the Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD). Participating schools are the primary referral agents and each individual school has the ability to choose whether or not they would like to offer the appropriate programs to their students. The City of Chino provides administrative supervision and oversight of the Human Services Program. Individual schools monitor the clinical staff associated with each program and the overall effectiveness of the programs through client surveys. Chino Hills staff monitors the program through intake, contact statistics, and sample surveys that are included in the semi-annual reports prepared and submitted by the City of Chino.
During Fiscal Year 2018-19, 20,969 contacts were made with Chino Hills youth, which represents forty-three percent (43%) of the total Human Services Program. This is a decrease of 946 (or 4.3%) participants of the overall participation compared to the prior year. The vast majority of the comments by Chino Hills school administrators who are using the programs were positive, and each felt the programs were meeting the intended goals. Below are the participation numbers by program:
|HOPE Family Resource Center
There are several changes to this year's programs. The McKinney-Vento Children’s Academic Recovery Education (CARE) program was added to the list of available resources, however the Experiences in Career, Education, and Leadership (EXCEL) program was discontinued due to loss of funding. The McKinney-Vento Children’s Academic Recovery Education (CARE) program serves homeless students, unaccompanied youth and families by enduring school stability and providing support services for academic success. Case Managers are available to assist with resources and referrals for housing, emergency and transitional shelters, counseling, health services. food, clothing, school supplies, hygiene items and more. This program was in place last year, but was not included as part of the contract until data on Chino Hills participants could be gathered.
In addition, the City of Chino will continue to offer the following programs from the prior year:
- HOPE Family Resource Centers
- Teen Counseling
- Youth Counseling
- CARE Counseling
- Tobacco Use Prevention Education Program (TUPE)
The total program cost is reduced by any grant funding received to establish a net cost. Once the net program cost is calculated, the total projected contract cost for Chino Hills is determined based upon an estimated 40% participation by Chino Hills schools. Although the projected contract costs are based upon an estimate, billing is based on actual participation. The 2019-20 program projected net cost is $144,164.80.