Annual Report

Brehon’s 2016 Impact and Accomplishments


Brehon assisted 1,509 clients with needs including shelter, family support and education. These prevention programs saved the community $20 million in avoidance of hospital, educational, and child abuse costs. During this year Brehon’s programs accomplished the following objectives:

Brehon House: Transitional housing and case management for homeless, pregnant women and their babies; services provided up to two months postpartum when families are moved into more permanent housing.


  • 25 homeless, pregnant women and children received housing and support services.
  • 100% of residents completing the program moved into more permanent housing.
  • 100% of residents delivered healthy babies.
  • 100% of residents achieved at least 80% of their goals.
  • 2,500 hours of services were provided (i.e. life skills and parenting classes).
  • ZERO infant mortality rate.


Project S.A.F.E. (Support and Family Education): In-home family support, intervention services, and parent education for high risk families; services provided up to 90 days.


  • 137 individuals received services in Madison
  • 242 individuals receive services in Taylor counties.
  • 3,000 hours of services were provided including parent education, self-esteem and life skills.
  • 5,000 units of service were delivered.
  • 282 referrals made.
  • ZERO infant mortality rate.


Healthy Families Gadsden/Leon Programs:

  • 1,105 individuals received in-home assessment and family support services
  • Families participating in the program for more than six months that had NO verified findings of child maltreatment (abuse and/or neglect) during their participation.
  • Families who completed the program that had NO verified findings of child maltreatment within 12 months after completion
  • All families whose target children were up-to-date with all immunizations at 24 months
  • Enrolled moms without a subsequent pregnancy within two years of the birth of the target child exceeded Program Goal of 80 percent
  • Target children enrolled that received a developmental screen according to the schedule exceeded Program Goal of 90 percent
  • Primary participants that closed on Level 3, Level 4 or completed the program that improved or maintained self-sufficiency while enrolled exceeded Program Goal of 80 percent


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