Ellen Leake, CSBG Director
This is the busiest time of year for the Community Services Staff. We completed the Subsidy Component for LIHEAP in December, collaborated with other service organizations in our communities for a successful Christmas Program, and began the LIHEAP Crisis Program earlier this month.
LIHEAP SUBSIDY In our eight county services area, we assisted 3281 families with home heating assistance in the amount of $416,371.00 this program began on October 10, 2022 with the pre-registration, and ran through December 16, 2022. The program proceeded smoothly, with few problems, thanks to the hard work of our dedicated staff members. We, in the Central Office, continue to work to pay all of the vendors and balance the program.
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LIHEAP Crisis began on January 9, 2023.
We are in the process of completing the annual Needs Assessment Survey Process. An email link has been sent to the Board of Directors for their input. Please select a board member. This survey information will be entered into a database for accurate compilation. The results of the Needs Assessment Survey will determine the work plan for the next program year. The information will also be available to other programs and to the community.
Wintercare, Winterhelp, Warmhearts – These Programs are available to families for utility assistance. These funds are donated by utility customers as they pay their utility bill, and sometimes matched by the utility company in local areas.
Thank you to all the staff members who work so hard to balance all of these different programs and assist those in need. Their amazing efforts are greatly appreciated in our communities. We have a great team!