Helping People Succeed Foundation

With support from a $12,000 grant from the Hobe Sound Community Chest, Helping People Succeed Foundation, Inc. will provide prevention and early intervention services for 225 families with children under five years old in the Hobe Sound community.

The Community Enrichment grant was recently presented by Community Chest director Eric Wesel to Suzy Hutcheson, president/CEO of Helping People Succeed and vice president Kathy Derringer, in charge of the Baby Steps Division for Helping People Succeed.

Derringer said that Helping People Succeed programs will help parents learn activities that will enhance their young child’s development, behavior, and readiness for school. It will also include educational home visits, as well as group Parent-Child Music and Movement classes.

Among the programs included in the Baby Steps Division are Healthy Families, Early Intervention, Music & Movement, Infant Massage, and more.

“While primary funding for the staffing of these programs comes from the Children’s Services Council of Martin County and United Way of Martin County, funding for educational materials is supported through this grant from the Hobe Sound Community Chest,” Derringer said.

Founded in 1949, the Community Chest will present more than $900,000 this year to area nonprofit organizations dealing with social service issues, health issues, children’s programs and senior assistance.

Helping People Succeed Foundation, Inc. receives funds to support a variety of services and programs, including its Baby Steps Division, Employment Options, Community Connections and Behavioral Health Services. The nonprofit organization was founded in 1964.

For more information, contact Helping People Succeed at (772) 320-0770 or visit The Community Chest can be reached at (772) 545-9072.