Through cooperation and partnerships, resources are maximized, and organizations and communities are enriched. The Community Collaboration Pathway leads to increased resources for individual and community success.
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Customer Impacts (fiscal year 2011-12)
- 45 area human service organizations in Lycoming County ensured service delivery, eliminated duplication, and maximized limited resources through the tracking, monitoring and coordination provided through Linkage Lycoming’s Clearinghouse component.
- 5,352 low-income families or individuals received 28,590 services for such needs as rent, utilities, fuel, food, clothing, and necessary household items. Included within these numbers were 1,211 homeless families, comprised of 1,213 adults and 616 children.
- 150 instances of duplication of services were identified, reported, and resolved.
- 5,281 information & referral linkages were made to appropriate community resources in response to individuals or families seeking assistance.
- 31 AmeriCorps members provided 32,774 hours of service to 18 area nonprofit organizations and schools.
Community Impacts (fiscal year 2011-2012)
- Linkage Lycoming Clearinghouse monitored the provision of emergency services to needy individuals and families in Lycoming County. Services provided by 45 health and human service organizations were valued at over $2.4 million.
- Clearinghouse’s elimination of duplicated services provided by area human service agencies provided a potential future savings of $15,090.
- Service provided by Community Connect AmeriCorps members to 18 area nonprofit organizations and schools is equivalent to an economic value of $683,665.64. (Based PA’s value of $20.86 per hour)
AMERICORPS MEMBER RECEIVE AWARDS
Provided by Daryl Kern, Director
Six AmeriCorps members achieved a Presidential Award during the 2011-12 service term. Above and beyond their commitment hours, members are required to serve a minimum of 100 hours to be eligible for a bronze level award, 200 hours for the silver level award, and 300 hours for the gold level award. Two members achieved gold, three members achieved silver, and one member achieved the bronze award. A total of 2,031 hours were served above commitment hours, which is quite an accomplishment. Nine AmeriCorps members will be returning to serve during the 2012-13 service year.