Program Impact in 2017
Helped families in financial distress move from crisis to stability.
- Fed more than 500 families each month.
- Advocates obtained $22,632 in retroactive SNAP benefits for 51 households.
- Ensured that 475 children received holidays gifts from their parents.
- Provided 374 hours of professional legal representation to 33 domestic abuse survivors at no cost to them.
- 270 teens participated in 17 TeenSafe Workshops on healthy relationships and recognizing teen dating abuse.
Enhanced resilience of older adults through community-based services designed to reduce isolation, increase engagement, and promote well-being.
- Provided spiritual and communal supports for more than 1,000 vulnerable Jewish older adults.
- Expanded community engagement and connection for over 480 older adults and their care partners living with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.
- Supported the ability of 350 Holocaust survivors to live at home and connect with the community by providing 21,648 hours of in-home care and 66 hours of holiday visits and social engagement programs.
- Connected more than 1,600 individuals with resources, services, and case management tailored to their specific needs.
- Increased awareness and reduced stigma around mental health issues and dementia for over 2,000 older adults and service providers.
Promoted community, housing, access, and independence for people of all abilities.
Provided community-integrated day and residential supports and services to 251 adults with disabilities.
- 112 participants volunteered at 41 area non-profits and 36 employed at local business and universities.
- Helped 406 families access disability resources related to education, finances, and community living.
- Provided respite and recreation for 57 children with autism and neurological disabilities.
Provided clinical support and case management for 106 adults with mental illness and/or autism spectrum disorder.
- Hosted 35 Jewish social events for 150 adults with mental illness and/or disabilities.
Center for Early Relationship Support®
Fostered healthy, responsive relationships for babies/young children and their parents/caregivers.
- Nurtured 227 new mothers with the help of 72 volunteer Visiting Moms.
- Facilitated 22 groups for new parents.
- Enhanced mother-baby relationships for 70 women in recovery from substance use disorder.
- Guided 72 teen mothers and fathers toward education and career development goals.
- Helped 111 families of preemies while in the NICU and during the transition home.
- Provided therapy for 54 moms experiencing a postpartum mood disorder.
- Helped 36 families with young children build resilience while coping with the impact of multiple traumas.
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