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Ready & Successful Families 2017

Ready & Successful Families 2017

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Ready & Successful | Families

Data Indicator Island San Juan Skagit Snohomish Whatcom State
Households with children under age of 6 1 1,948 270 2,417 20,154 4,579 183,273
Estimated Basic Annual cost of living for family with 2 adults, 1 preschooler, 1 infant 2 $56,088 $57,864 $56,604 $61,428 $57,672 $52,152
Unemployment rate 3 5.0%v 3.7%v 5.2%v 3.5%v 4.7%v 4.5%v
Homeless individuals living in family units 4 181 96 353 1066 734 21,845
Children participating in the Basic Food Program 5 20%v 19%v 37%v 22%v 28%v 30%v
Percent of births that qualified for Medicaid assistance 6 28.6%v 58.8%^ 63.1%^ 40.7%^ 52.1%^ 49.2%^
Mothers receiving prenatal care in the first trimester 7 74.6%^ 71.1%^ 68.6%^ 73%^ 67.3%v 73.7%^
Families served by Women Infants & Children (WIC), supplemental nutrition 8 2,969^ 324v 6,200^ 21,404v 7,277^ 293,914^
Number of spaces available in Early Head Start, including migrant and tribal 9 27 0 70 214 113 3,275
Teen birth rate (15-17 years) per 100010 6.8 <5 9.6 6.5 5.3 8.3
Teen pregnancy (15-19 years)11 54 4 115 507 161 6,035
Positive Outcomes KP&L Positive Outcomes Play & Learn
Source: “Summary of Year-End Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Participant Survey Results, December 2016.For more information about the Kaleidoscope Play & Learn program or to download the NW Play & Learn booklet, go to www.nwesd.org/northwest-play-learn Source: Northwest Educational Service District, July 2017.

1 Source: U.S. Census Bureau Note: **San Juan data taken from U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey

2 Source: 2013 United Way ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Report data

3 Source: May 2017, Washington State Employment Security Department Note: Persons aged 16 years and older had no employment during the reference week, were available for work, except for temporary illness, and had made specific efforts to find employment sometime during the 4-week period ending with the reference week. Persons who were waiting to be recalled to job from which they had been laid off need not have been looking for work to be classified as unemployed.

4 Source: January 2017, Washington State Point in Time of Homeless Persons Note: Point-in-Time Count as a “count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons carried out on one night in the last 10 calendar days of January or at such other time as required by Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
For the point in time count, persons living in emergency shelters (including motel/hotel vouchers), transitional housing, or unsheltered (in places not meant for human habitation, such as cars, parks, sidewalks, abandoned buildings, on the street) are counted. Persons living in a dwelling lacking any of the following should be considered homeless: drinking water, restroom, heat, ability to cook hot food, or ability to bathe. Persons living temporarily with family or friends due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (often referred to as “doubled-up” or “couch surfing”) do not meet the HUD definition of homeless. There is no requirement to count these individuals; however this data is useful in identifying the need for housing and services.

5 Source: 2016 Client counts come from the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Research and Data Analysis, Client Services Database which compiles client service and expenditures records from more than 20 of the agency's client record and payment systems. The figures reported here are also referred to as “User rates” in their annual report. Data were retrieved on July 3, 2017 from https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sesa/research-and-data-analysis/client-data. Definitions: Number and percent of children under age 18 who are served by the Basic Food Program. Note: that even though the number of under 18 children served represents income-eligible children, the percent figures do not represent percent of all income-eligible children served. Instead, the percent figures represent percent of all under 18 children in the area, regardless of income level. Therefore, in percentage calculation, the numerator is number of under 18 children served while the denominator is total under 18 child population.

6 Source: 2015 State of Washington – First Steps Database: Eligibility status for Washington women with Medicaid-paid births in 2015. Note: Eligibility for Medicaid is based on family income and citizenship status, and was obtained from eligibility history at the time of birth. S-Women numbers do not include undocumented women. Some women who received Medicaid services were eligible through programs other than those specified above, or did not have a Medicaid eligibility history record. Percentages (%) refer to the percent of total women giving birth. As of 2014, records do not include out-of-state deliveries to Washington residents because birth certificates for states other than Washington were not available for record linkage.

7 Source: 2016 Washington State Health Care Authority

8 Source: FFY 2016, Washington State Department of Health

9 Source: Washington State Department of Early Leanring Managment System (ELMS) Notes: Head Start and the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) are comprehensive education, health, and family support programs free of charge to eligible children and families. ECEAP & Head Start serve children 3-5 years-old. Early Head Start serves children birth-3 years-old. Head Start is federally-funded, with at least 90 percent of enrolled families at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty level. ECEAP is state-funded, with at least 90 percent of enrolled families at or below 110 percent of the federal poverty level.

10Source: 2014 Teen birth rate (15-17): Annie E Casey Kids Count Data Center Note: Births to teenagers ages 15-17. Rate is per 1,000 females in this age group. This measure of teenage child bearing focuses on the fertility of all females ages 15 to 17. The age range for teen birth rate was change from 15-19 to 15-17 this year.

11Source: 2014 Teen pregnancy: Annie E Casey Kids Count Data Center Note: Teenagers 15 through 19 years of age who were pregnant, regardless of material status. Pregnancy outcomes could be live births, abortions, or fetal deaths. Therefore, total pregnancy equals the sum of live births, abortions, and fetal deaths. Rates represent the number of pregnancies to 15-19 year old women per 1,000 women of this age group.