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2023 Annual Report

By Scott Mathys, Chief Executive Officer

Housing Assistance Program


Housing helped 1,300 families in Jefferson and Lewis County for a total of $10 million in landlord subsidies. 

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Rep Payee and FEP

Services to help manage money were available through our Rep Payee, who helped 20 consumers, and our Financial Empowerment (FEP). Both services are designed to help provide tools for people to build a better relationship with their money. 

Weatherization Assistance Program

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40 homes were serviced for energy reduction or performance measures through the Weatherization Program.

Senior citizens homes were also improved through an OFA Home Modification Grant, funded by Lewis County Office for the Aging.

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Food Pantry

Our food pantries, located in New Bremen, Harrisville, Port Leyden, and Copenhagen, distributed 38,286 meals to families in need.

Thrift Store

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Opportunity Knocks is a great resource for volunteerism and the proceeds from sales at the thrift store generate funds for services grants don't cover. 


Victim Services

Victim Services helped 331 people, as well as provided 390 protected nights in our safe dwelling and 66 nights for pets, funded through the Pet Safe Program.

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Car Seat Program

Our car seat program, consisting of 4 car seat techs, provided 54 car seats for our counties smallest residents.

Critical Needs


Critical Needs helped 76 consumers with $17,300 in critical needs funds. This program helps with various needs such as car repair, monthly car or insurance payments, beds for children, clothing, car seats, hygiene products, and many more. 

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