2021 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 $8.5 million in landlord subsidies. In addition, 66 families were assistance through the Emergency Food and Shelter (EFS)

Weatherization Assistance Program

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

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Food Pantry

Our food pantries, located in New Bremen, Harrisville, Port Leyden, and Copenhagen, distributed 20,688 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. 

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Rep Payee and FEP

Services to help manage money were available through our Rep Payee, who helped 17 consumers, and our Financial Empowerment (FEP). Both services are designed to help provide tools for people to build a better relationship with their money. 


Victim Services

Victim Services helped 250 people, as well as provided 231 protected nights in our safe dwelling.

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Car Seat Program

Our car seat program, consisting of 3 car seat techs, provided 68 car seats for our counties smallest residents.

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Critical Needs

Critical Needs helped 210 consumers with $44,500 in critical needs funds. This program helps with various needs such as car repair, monthly car or insurance payments, beds or other furniture, appliances, clothing, gas cards, car seats, hygiene products, and many more.