Jefferson Area CHIP helps low-income families with preschool children improve family health and self-sufficiency. Children 0-6 and pregnant women are the point of entry into the program and are served based on demonstration of need. Some characteristics of families enrolled include: 26.3% of moms are teens, 64% are single parents, 16% pay more than one half of their income towards rent, and 94% are on Medicaid/FAMIS/FAMIS Plus.
Women United’s $15,000 grant enabled CHIP to purchase a van for staff to transport families across the community to a variety of medical appointments. Families who get to medical care appointments stay in better health and do not need to use emergency departments or ambulances when their children need care, saving the community even more money!