KPP is currently working on the some exciting projects (see below).
Childcare centers face many legal and infrastructure hurdles that have made it difficult for them to start or stay in operation on the Key Peninsula. This has left working parents with few options. KPP is currently working with potential childcare providers to address and overcome barriers they face and to bolster this needed resource.
Relatives Raising Kids
Relatives raising kids not theirs by birth keeps families together by providing resources and support to caregivers. KPP sponsors a monthly meeting to help these caregivers connect and find community.
Meetings are every 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at KP Community Services. For more information, contact us.
The inability to use the internet disconnects people from resources and community. This is especially true when an area also lacks in public transportation. KPP is researching the most common barriers to internet access faced by our residents.
Community Health Care Worker
Starting in 2022, the KPP received funding from Elevate Health to hire a full-time, dedicated community health worker or CHW. Charlotte Shippley, our CHW, is dedicated to helping people on the Key Peninsula find the resources they need.
With few low-cost transportation options, getting to anywhere on or off the Key Peninsula can be very difficult for those without their own vehicles or for those unable to drive (including youth and seniors). KPP is working with partners to make sure that no one gets left at home.