December 12, 2016 -The Legal Aid Society has been fortunate over the years to have been selected by local, state, and national government entities and foundations to initiate and administer a number of pilot projects that enrich the lives of the disadvantaged children, families, seniors and individuals we serve. Some of these pilot programs continue to make a major difference in the lives of the low-income community in our county. Legal Aid’s Public Guardianship Project, Wage Dispute Project, Foster Children’s Project, and Coverage to Care Initiative are still thriving after the initial pilot period has ended. Additionally, some have been successfully replicated in other parts of the state and country.
This month’s Buzz features our most recent national pilot project – Project DULCE (Developmental Understanding and Legal Collaboration for Everyone). This program is being piloted in California, Vermont, and here in West Palm Beach. DULCE’s goal is to educate parents of children birth through six months of age, on proper child development and health care as well as providing them with legal advocacy to address their civil legal needs.
At the end of its first year the Project is already demonstrating positive medical outcomes for the children and families it serves by ensuring compliance with appropriate medical protocols and providing families with a safe and healthy physical environment.We are proud to partner with the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County and the Center for Study of Social Policy in bringing a unique program to the low-income families in our community.
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