have been in the Residential Program have not shown an interest in returning to the Shelter for this program.
BETTING AGAINST DRUGS
This program is available to the youth in residential care and is coordinated by the Youth Work Supervisor. This year there were 188 participants in this program, which is an increase over last fiscal year. We were able to give away more incentives than ever because of interest in participation and clean drug screens. Through our interviews and testing we found that 96% of the participants reported a continuing desire to remain drug-free at least 30 days following their release from the Youth Shelter.
FAMILY EDUCATION AND SUPPORT
This program is in its eighth year of operation this fiscal year. The program is run by the Family Programs Coordinator. This year, the program was offered in Floyd County for the sixth year. This fiscal year 446 participants were served in the family education program. This is about fifty percent of the number of attendees last fiscal year, which as the record year. There were 229 served in the Fathering portion of the program, also a decrease from last fiscal year. We received excellent reviews from all grantors for this program.
INDEPENDENT LIVING (ILI)
The Family Programs Coordinator has responsibility for teaching the class room part of the program for Clark and Floyd county residents, and supervising the home-based component. The class room part of the program had 2 participants. They completed a total of fourteen sessions in this fiscal year. The home-based component was operated in Harrison County only this year. We had a total of 0 participants in the home-based program. Meetings have been held with Child Protective Services in all counties to continue to market the program.
Listed below are statistics for our residential program for the 2005/06 year.
We had a total of 248 youth admitted this year. The primary referral sources were:
Office of Family &Children18%
Runaway & Homeless 7%
The average age of the youth admitted was 15 years and the average length of stay was 7 days.
Our capacity percentage for the year was 70%. This means we had an average daily population of 7 youth.