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.
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
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.
Our food pantries, located in New Bremen, Harrisville, Port Leyden, and Copenhagen, distributed 38,286 meals to families in need.
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 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.
Car Seat Program
Our car seat program, consisting of 4 car seat techs, provided 54 car seats for our counties smallest residents.
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.