A Letter from the CEO
Every day at Uplift Family Services, you—our staff, community partners, regional and statewide boards, auxiliaries, donors, and supporters—live our mission to do “whatever it takes” to provide a better life for children and families in crisis. In all of our achievements and growth over the past year, we celebrate you.
I’m proud to present our latest Annual Report on those efforts. In it, you’ll meet individuals like Sofia and Anthony. Their stories—and those of several others—illustrate the profound results of your wonderful support in action.
Over the past year, our programs and services continued to grow. After piloting the Specialty Applied Behavior Analysis program, which serves children, teens, and adults with autism, we have officially moved to full program implementation. With the rising prevalence of autism, which now affects as many as 1 in 40 children, and the scant number of agencies that provide the necessary support, there’s a tremendous need for these services. We are proud to have had this program become one of this agency’s permanent service offerings, and we look forward to its continued growth and success.
We also expanded upon our existing service offerings with Child and Family Team (CFT) meetings. Based out of our Capital Region, our CFT Specialists facilitate meetings for families with Sacramento County Child Protective Services. Through this process, children work alongside their family members, trusted adults, and caring professionals to improve their safety, permanency, and well-being.
There is much more to share in the report. I thank you deeply for your continued support of this life-changing work.
Darrell Evora, MCP, MBA
CEO, Uplift Family Services