Pro Action Annual Report

2012 Annual Report www.proactioninc.org
2012 Annual Report  www.proactioninc.org
Promise Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
Promise  Community Action changes people   s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a...
Resilience “We are not about to allow funding challenges to reduce Pro Action’s ability to serve as the springboard that our customers can use to make their come-backs. You can count on us never to give up on our community and those working to build the life they want.” Dear Friends, In all my years working in Community Action and human services, there is one thing that never surprises — but always amazes — me, and that’s the resilience of people in the face of challenges. It takes motivation, determination, strength and courage to recover from a setback and move in the direction of one’s dreams. That’s a tall order, but the human capacity to fill it is more than sufficient. Here at Pro Action, we witness this ability to bounce back from misfortune routinely. We see it in the determination of an unemployed dad to get the skills needed to land a job that lets him provide for his family. This resilience is evident in the mom who sacrifices precious time to learn how to give her child the life she wants for her. We see it in the couple who never thought they’d need help with energy bills or child care, but had the courage to ask for it when they needed it most. We celebrate the resilience of the most quintessential of comeback kids, who may enter our early childhood programs at a disadvantage, but leave on a level playing field with their advantaged peers. We are touched by the spirit of the older woman who graciously accepts home delivered meals despite once preparing family feasts with skill and grace, or the older man who participates in an exercise program so he can preserve his independence as long as possible. It isn’t just heartening to see such human resilience in action, it’s motivating. It is the reason that Pro Action employees never give up either. The agency has faced challenges of its own ... challenges that come with the territory of being a nonprofit organization sustained through third party funding. Living up to our promise to help people help themselves and each other, we have scraped and scratched and fought and sacrificed to preserve our programs and services when funding was threatened. We are not about to allow funding challenges to reduce Pro Action’s ability to serve as the springboard that our customers can use to make their come-backs. You can count on us never to give up on our community and those working to build the life they want. Sincerely, David Hill Executive Director
Resilience    We are not about to allow funding challenges to reduce Pro Action   s ability to serve as the springboard th...
Accountability 2012 Revenue REVENUE Other (Including In-kind) 10% Individual Donations / Fees 3% Federal Funding............................................ $9,562,838 State Funding............................................... $1,962,839 County Funding............................................ $3,204,951 Individual Donations/Fees............................ $$456,135 Other (Including In-kind Donations)........... $1,676,399 County Funding 19% TOTAL.........................................................$16,863,162 State Funding 11% Federal Funding 57% 2012 Expense Other 10% Administration 6% Employment and Training 6% Senior Programs 10% Energy Programs 11% EXPENSE Employment & Training................................ $1,065,127 Senior Programs........................................... $1,597,563 Energy Programs.......................................... $1,860,063 Child & Family............................................ $10,521,518 Other............................................................... $857,915 Administration.............................................. $1,006,994 TOTAL.........................................................$16,909,180 Change in Net Assets...................................... ($46,018) Child & Family 62% 2012 Board of Directors Debbi Deats, President David Pels, Vice President Judy Duquette, Secretary Debra Hafleigh, Treasurer Betty Flanagan Madelyn Glover Carolyn Johnson Dave LaFortune Robin Lattimer Nancy McConnell Barbara Perrott George Schaeffer Robert Schwarting Roberta Smith
Accountability 2012 Revenue  REVENUE  Other  Including In-kind  10   Individual Donations   Fees 3   Federal Funding.........
Commitment to Community Pro Action never stops working to help people help themselves and each other. Two examples of this commitment to helping people and changing lives are Pro Action’s CHAMP initiative and its involvement with the CA$H Tax Assistance Program. Another way that Pro Action contributes positively to the community is through its economic impact. The facts below tell the story of Pro Action’s impact in the community beyond its program results. CHAMP (Caring Hearts and Minds of Pro Action) CA$H Tax Assistance Program Pro Action Economic Impact This small but mighty program is the result of pure compassion and dedication shown by Pro Action’s employees, who volunteer to raise money for CHAMP. The funds provide small personal assistance grants to people who need help but are not eligible to receive it through standing programs. These small CHAMP grants can help people past the barriers standing between them and greater self-sufficiency. Pro Action operates a partner site for CA$H, the local tax assistance program spear-headed by United Way of the Southern Tier. In this program, trained volunteers prepare tax returns for families earning modest incomes. They pay special attention to making sure these families claim all of the tax credits they’ve earned, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). In addition to its mission-based work to improve selfsufficiency, Pro Action contributes to the local economy through its day-to-day services and operations. The agency’s activities circulated at least $10,855,453 into the local economy! A summary of Pro Action’s largest local economic contributions follows: ♥♥ $6,689,831 earned by 587 Pro Action employees who live and shop locally ♥♥ $2,280,509 paid to child care providers to subsidize parent fees and keep parents working ♥♥ $1,504,049 in WIC coupons spent at local supermarkets ♥♥ $288,449 earned by participants in Pro Action’s Senior Employment Program ♥♥ $92,615 earned by participants in Pro Action’s Youth Employment Program In 2012 the CHAMP program helped over 30 families stay self-reliant through financial assistance. Families were helped in a variety of ways including: rent, driver’s license fees, prescriptions, transportation, home repair, and baby needs. In addition, the CHAMP program helped 95 children to still believe in Santa. In the 2012 tax year, five Pro Action volunteers worked nearly 215 hours and completed 236 returns at Pro Action, Dormann Library, Prattsburgh Library and Five Star Bank in Wayland. As a result, local taxpayers received more than $230,000 in federal refunds and more than $80,200 in EITC refunds.
Commitment to Community Pro Action never stops working to help people help themselves and each other. Two examples of this...
2012 Shining Stars Awards Customer Achievement Award Winner Brandi Campbell is pictured with NYS Assemblyman Phil Palmesano Winners Sandy Moore, Donna Snyder, Jen Ilges, Patricia Miller, Jill Gaudino, Jill Sullivan and Jen Henry are pictured with SCCP Education staff Liz Ryder and Aimee VanLeuven. Business of the Year Winners were R&B Development of Hornell, Inc. and Peerplace Networks, LLC. Volunteer of the Year Winners were Ruth E. Soles and CA$H Program volunteers Tamara Bluett, Pam Colomaio, Melissa Smith and Kay Baker. Congratulations! Elected Official of the Year Winner Steuben County Legislator Robin Lattimer is pictured with Executive Director Dave Hill. Community Partner of the Year Winner Dormann Library’s Director Carol Berry is pictured with Employment and Training Director Amey Rusak. Sheriff Ron Spike accepts the award for the Yates County Sheriff’s Office from Stephanie Bates of Yates Office for Aging.
2012 Shining Stars Awards Customer Achievement Award  Winner Brandi Campbell is pictured with NYS Assemblyman Phil Palmesa...
Mission Our mission is to promote selfsufficiency, quality family life, and the ability to thrive for all people in our community.
Mission  Our mission is to promote selfsufficiency, quality family life, and the ability to thrive for all people in our c...
[the quality of being able to maintain oneself without outside aid; capable of providing for one’s own needs] Self-sufficiency
 the quality of being able to maintain oneself without outside aid  capable of providing for one   s own needs   Self-suff...
Employment is a critical pathway to self-sufficiency. Pro Action’s Employment and Training department prepares and supports clients as they build job skills, find employment, and move toward self-sufficiency. Programs serve people of all ages. Employment and Training 2012 Accomplishments One Stop Career Centers One Stop Career Centers in Bath, Montour Falls and Corning support self-sufficiency by helping job seekers develop their skills and find opportunities for employment. The centers also contribute to the economy by helping employers meet their staffing and training needs. 7,552 2,133 9,357 Visits to Bath Center in 2012 Visits to Montour Falls Center in 2012 Visits to Corning Center in 2012 Wheels for Work Wheels for Work keeps people working when transportation is a barrier by assisting with vehicle purchase, repair, maintenance, or insurance. The program served Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties last year. 8 15 8 9 No-interest loans Vehicle repair grants License & registration Insurance grants Senior Community Service and Employment Program The Senior Community Service and Employment Program supports seniors wishing to enter or re-enter the workforce through paid community service placements to enhance or build skills. 76 14 24 Requests for employment assistance New program enrollees Program exits, one for unsubsidized employment Employment Case Management This program empowers customers to build on their strengths and overcome barriers to employment. Program staff work closely with customers to assist with job searches and meet TANF work requirements in both Steuben and Yates counties. 606 173 42 People assisted in 2012 Program participants who got jobs Yates Job Developer customers who got jobs in 2012. Marietta Through Pro Action’s Senior Employment program, seniors in our communities are learning new job skills while gaining self-confidence and a restored sense of self-worth. Marietta Beiling is just one of the many Senior Employment Program participants who prove that it’s never too late to learn something new! Marietta and her husband Charles were finding it hard to make ends meet on their limited income. The couple enrolled in Pro Action’s Senior Employment Program and soon started gaining new skills to prepare them for the workforce. Marietta’s second training assignment as an Activities Aid Assistant at Woodbrook Assisted Living changed her life. Marietta’s supervisor quickly observed that she was a true team player, was always willing to take on additional duties and responsibilities, and was a hard worker. Marietta built positive relationships with the residents at Woodbrook, too. Less than a year into her training assignment, Marietta was offered a part-time position at Woodbrook Assisted Living as the Receptionist. Sadly, Marietta lost her husband Charles to cancer in 2012, but her job at Woodbrook has allowed her to maintain her independence, build new friendships and do something she loves every day. Great job Marietta!
Employment is a critical pathway to self-sufficiency. Pro Action   s Employment and Training department prepares and suppo...
Employment and Training 2012 Accomplishments, Continued Family Literacy Program Through a partnership with the Duffy Books in Homes program, the Read to Me Early Literacy program provides age-appropriate books to at-risk or low income children. These books, along with educational materials and support, are delivered to participating families by our home visiting partner programs. Read to Me promotes reading from a young age and encourages parents to be their child’s first teachers. 580 75 42,000 Families who received free books and education Red bookshelves distributing free books Free books distributed through Red Bookshelves Literacy Services Using a learner-centered approach, trained volunteer tutors work with individuals who need help reading or speaking in English. Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups to help learners advance toward their language goals. 22 20 Participants who achieved self-defined program goals Total active adult tutors Youth Employment Program A combination of programs boosted youth job skills and connected them with opportunities in 2012. The Youth Employment Skills program connects youth with employment and educational opportunities. The Youth Job Club exposes area school children to potential careers and job-searching strategies. The TANF Summer Youth Employment Program gives youth a positive, sixweek work experience. 118 474 80 Youth Employment Skills participants Youth Job Club graduates Summer Youth Employment Program participants 14 Attended college 19 Enrolled in occupational training 53 Entered unsubsidized employment 8 Earned a high school diploma or GED 64 Obtained employment
Employment and Training 2012 Accomplishments, Continued Family Literacy Program Through a partnership with the Duffy Books...
[degree of excellence] Quality [a group of individuals living under one roof] Family [the activities of a given sphere, area or time] Life
 degree of excellence   Quality   a group of individuals living under one roof   Family   the activities of a given sphere...
Family Development is instrumental to Pro Action’s mission to promote quality family life. Families make up communities, and communities make up societies. When families thrive, communities and societies thrive. Family Enrichment ♥♥ ♥♥ Home Visiting 26 53 701 Unemployed who found a job or gained job skills Obtained health care for themselves or a family member Referrals or information given about community resources 17 40 114 18 15 71 Maintained a budget over 90 days Increased access to life skills training Learned and exhibited improved parenting or family functioning skills Obtained access to reliable transportation or got a driver’s license Obtained courtordered child support payment Obtained food or energy assistance Family Resource Centers support families in building all of the key family assets described above. Visit one near you! Family Enrichment Collaborative Working in partnership with Family Resource Centers and other community organizations, the Family Enrichment Collaborative encourages families and communities as they create environments for family togetherness and child enrichment. 5 78 1.55 “24/7 Dads” participants who learned about the importance of being involved in their children’s lives. People who completed the “Parenting with Heart” series in 2012 Average point gain among Parenting with Heart participants on knowledge of the family factors that aid healthy child development ♥♥ ♥♥ ♥♥ ♥♥ ♥♥ ♥♥ ♥♥ ♥♥ Family Development 2012 Accomplishments Family Development Home Visiting partners with families to help them set goals and then draw on their strengths to reach them. The buttons show the number of participants that achieved each milestone. The Family Enrichment Collaborative’s The Family Enrichment Collaborative’s programs and services help families programs and services help families set the stage for children to grow in a set the stage for children to grow in a healthy way by helping strengthen in healthy way by helping to strengthen the following key family assets: the following key family assets: Bath Area Family Resource Center Room 27, Vernon E. Wightman Primary 216 Maple Heights, Bath 776-4123 x5650 Jennie Mose Family Resource Center 14 South Street, Addison 607-359-3839 Nonnie Hood Parent Resource Center Upper floor, Southeast Steuben Co. Library 300 Civic Center Plaza, Corning 607-936-3837 Close, nurturing relationships Close, nurturing relationships Parent’s knowledge of child Parent’s knowledge of child development development Parent’s ability to cope with stress Parent’s ability to cope with stress Supportive family / community Supportive family / community connections connections Ability to access support in times of Ability to access support in times of need need
Family Development is instrumental to Pro Action   s mission to promote quality family life. Families make up communities,...
Parenting with a Teen’s Heart “I just wanted to say that I have really enjoyed going to the parenting classes. I especially liked today’s session because we got to talk about a lot of things in our lives and I truly believe it helps every one of us girls out. It’s nice to be able to talk about things we wouldn’t usually talk about at home or with friends. The classes in my opinion are really helping me to understand more about the kind of life I want my child to have. I really enjoy coming to class and I thank both you and Maria for letting us vent and talk about things going on in our lives and helping us to become aware of our feelings and about parenting. Thank you so much.” Teen Age Services (T.A.S.A.) The T.A.S.A. program educates and empowers pregnant, parenting, and at-risk adolescents working toward self-sufficiency and effective parenting. 71% 75% 100% Share of enrollees who reduced dependence on Public Welfare Share of delivering enrollees who had a healthy birth outcome Share of pregnant teens who maintained prenatal care 100% 88% 100% 100% Share of postpartum participants who attended postpartum care Share of non-pregnant participants who avoided pregnancy Share of participants who effectively used the healthcare system Share of enrolled teens who maintained custody of their children - Parenting with a Teen’s Heart participant Teen Pregnancy Education Prevention & Program (TPEP) The TPEP program educates teens about the realities of teen pregnancy and parenthood through Teen Parent Panels held in schools. During these panels, trained teens who are pregnant, parenting, or actively choosing abstinence answer questions. 676 98% Teen parent panel attendees Share of responding attendees who said they will choose sexually responsible behavior Wealth Health Skills Funded through United Way of the Southern Tier, the program uses the FDIC “Money Start” curriculum and a team of trained volunteers to increase financial knowledge and skills among participants. 696 Program participants 97% 84% 86% 67% 86% 86% 73% Reported increased incomes as a result of workshops Reported increasing savings Reported building and sustaining assets Said they planned to decrease credit card debt Said they will take steps to reduce identity theft Said they will order their free credit report Said they have no emergency funds
Parenting with a Teen   s Heart    I just wanted to say that I have really enjoyed going to the parenting classes. I espec...
[near the beginning of a course, process, or series] Early Care and [painstaking or watchful attention] [development especially by instruction] Education
 near the beginning of a course, process, or series   Early  Care and   painstaking or watchful attention   development es...
Study after study has proven that positive experiences during the first five years of life lead to success in school and life. When young children have nurturing interactions with adults and engage in constructive play, they naturally develop the skills they need for later learning. Head Start & Early Head Start 2012 Accomplishments Enrolled Child Facts Head Start and Early Head Start Head Start are federal programs that promote the school readiness of children ages birth to 5 from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development. Head Start serves children aged three through five and Early Head Start serves children under age three. 323 183 Children served in Head Start in 2011-2012 Children served in Early Head Start in 2011-2012 90% Up to date on health care 97% Up to date on health care 92% Completed professional dental exams 19% Receive services with Individual Family Service Plan 22% Receive services with Individualized Education Program Family Engagement Family Engagement is a high priority for Head Start / Early Head Start. During the 2011-12 program year, HS / EHS staff did a self-assessment to determine the current success of the programs’ Family Engagement activities. Going forward, Pro Action will build on successful practices to further improve the quality of family engagement. 700 51% Current and former parents who engaged in a programsponsored activity Share of children whose father or father figure participated in “Dads Take Your Child to School Day.” For each of seven family engagement outcomes, Pro Action has begun to develop goals and action steps. The seven family engagement outcomes are: ♥♥ Family Well-Being: Families use information and community resources to achieve enhanced self-sufficiency. ♥♥ Positive Parent-Child Relationships: Families gain knowledge and experience around parenting and positive parent-child interactions. Child & Teacher Development Outcomes Head Start and Early Head Start programs recognize that success in school depends on the educational foundation a child receives from birth to age five. Pro Action Head Start and Early Head Start’s objectives reflect the needs of local families and children and the goal of ensuring school readiness for all children. Family Engagement 94% Average share of children who met key developmental milestones in Spring assessment 60 Average percentagepoint gain between Fall and Spring child development assessment 6% Average improvement in teaching practices after skillbuilding activities ♥♥ Families as Lifelong Educators: Families play an active role in their child’s education. ♥♥ Families as Learners: Families set learning goals that align with their interests and career aspirations. ♥♥ Family Engagement in Transitions: Parents demonstrate an ability to partner with school staff to achieve their child’s educational goals. ♥♥ Family Connections to Peers and Community: Families become familiar with other families and organizations within their community. ♥♥ Families as Advocates and Leaders: Families receive information and opportunities to enhance their skills in becoming an advocate for their child and a leader within the community.
Study after study has proven that positive experiences during the first five years of life lead to success in school and l...
One measure of quality in child care programs is how well program activities build early literacy skills in young children. In the past two years, SCCP has made great strides in bringing a research-based early literacy curriculum to the home-based child care setting. A 2011 grant allowed SCCP to commission the development of the Early Learning Connections Curriculum and begin training family child care providers to deliver it. A second grant from United Way of the Southern Tier in 2012 has empowered us to train more providers and begin measuring resulting child outcomes. Early Literacy Steuben Child Care Project ensures that high quality, nurturing settings are there for young children while parents work. By connecting families with these high quality settings, SCCP contributes to parents’ pursuit of self-sufficiency while placing children on a path toward school success. Steuben Child Care Project 2012 Accomplishments Child Care Resource & Referral CCR&R Services counsels parents seeking child care and refers them to registered child care providers who might be a good fit for their needs. 733 254 85% Parents who called for consultation Number of callers who received referrals Share of service users who found child care arrangements In just one year: ♥♥ 67 providers have achieved the outcome of scoring at least a 5 on their postintervention assessment on the language and literacy subscale of the Family Child Care Environmental Rating Scale ♥♥ 100 children have been pre-screened and 86 of these children exhibited age-appropriate language development SCCP recently learned that United Way not only approved this initiative for a second year of funding, but also placed it on its “growth track.” That means that SCCP will receive even more resources to continue this important work to build school readiness among children attending home-based child care programs! Child Care Subsidy Administration SCCP is contracted by Steuben County Department of Social Services to administer the child care Subsidy Fee Assistance Program. 343 566 200 Average number of families per month receiving fee assistance Average number of children per month receiving fee assistance Average number of child care providers per month receiving subsidy reimbursement Child Care Resource Development This department builds the supply of child care through direct recruitment and registration of family child care providers and school age programs. It also enforces regulations and investigates compliance complaints. 42 5 Net gain in child care slots in 2012 Net loss of child care programs in 2012 Child Care Quality Enhancement This department promotes quality in all child care programs in Steuben County through site visits to licensed and registered facilities, oversight of the Child Adult Care Food Program, and provision of health consulting, technical assistance, and training. 910 116 Total Programs attendance that at 291 received ontraining site training sessions held in 2012 775 85 Units of technical assistance delivered Providers participating in the Child Adult Care Food Program
One measure of quality in child care programs is how well program activities build early literacy skills in young children...
[a person older than another] Senior [the state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous] Well-being
 a person older than another   Senior   the state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous   Well-being
Pro Action cares about improving self-sufficiency and quality of life for local people. Those over age 60 have unique needs when it comes to being self-sufficient and living life to the fullest. With good information and support, those over 60 can live safely and independently on their own while engaging with the surrounding community. Senior Well-being 2012 Accomplishments Personal Care & Case Management Services for seniors and support for the efforts of family caregivers are provided by the Yates Office for the Aging to help sustain frail elders in their homes. 745 3,080 1,283 Units of assistance, counseling and other services given to 278 caregivers Units of personal care given to 51 individuals Hours of case management provided to 79 individuals 100% 100% 94% Are satisfied with the services Would recommend the services to others Believe the services made it easier to remain in their homes and reduced stress Yates OFA: NY Connects This telephone and web service provides information and referral on long-term care options to help people understand the levels and types of programs that are available for people needing long-term care. 658 95% 100% Assistance contacts provided to 211 consumers Agree that the service was helpful and they learned about service options Would recommend the service to others Yates OFA: Phone Friends Program Volunteers regularly call frail and isolated seniors for socialization and a sense of security. Phone friends and volunteers even socialize face-to-face regularly at a monthly luncheon. 9,673 91% 85% Calls made to 260 Phone Friends Believe the service has made a positive difference Agree the service has contributed to their safety Health Promotion Most of us take for granted our ability to perform the duties of daily life. But when we lose our ability to complete these tasks, it can be devastating. The Pro Action Yates Office for the Aging’s In-home Exercise program focuses on frail seniors who set their own goals and work with a coach who assists them in practicing exercises designed especially for seniors. The exercises focus on range of motion, balance, strength and endurance. We have found that if, in addition to practicing these exercises with a coach, the seniors practice on their own, they are able to achieve their goals and much more. For example: ♥♥ A 92 year-old woman set goals to improve her balance and build strength so she could fill her bird feeders. She needed good balance to take the bird feeder down and arm strength to lift and hold her arms over her head. She practiced exercises with her coach once a week for six weeks and five times a week on her own and met her goal! ♥♥ An 85 year old-woman set goals to improve her balance and flexibility so she could bend over to pick up items off the floor and reach to get items from the cupboard. She practiced exercises with her coach once a week for six weeks and five times a week on her own and met her goal! She is also planning to take walks around her building, which is a new ability.
Pro Action cares about improving self-sufficiency and quality of life for local people. Those over age 60 have unique need...
Senior Well-being 2012 Accomplishments, Cont’d. Yates OFA: Health Promotion Yates OFA offers programs that promote the overall health of seniors. We present the accomplishments of these programs for 2012. 12 13 36 People served by the Eat Better Move More program Exceptionally frail people served by the In-home Exercise program People served by the Matter of Balance program 48 4 10 People served by the Strong for Life program Coaches trained for Matter of Balance program Coaches trained for Strong for Life program Steuben County Bone Builders Bone Builders groups continue to grow in popularity. There are currently 21 groups throughout Steuben County offering seniors an exercise regimen that not only improves bone strength but also reduces the risk of falling and fallrelated injuries. 383 Program participants 205 Completed the annual program assessment 199 Reported improved flexibility, strength, balance, energy, nutrition and/or state-of-mind
Senior Well-being 2012 Accomplishments, Cont   d. Yates OFA  Health Promotion Yates OFA offers programs that promote the o...
[the act or process of nourishing or being nourished] Nutrition
 the act or process of nourishing or being nourished   Nutrition
Part of Pro Action’s mission is to promote “the ability to thrive for all people in our community.” Proper nutrition fuels a healthy body and empowers people to truly grow and thrive. Pro Action’s Nutrition programs promote health and quality-of-life as they connect community members – from newborns to great-grandparents – with healthy food to support a fulfilling life. Nutrition 2012 Accomplishments Senior Nutrition Through the provision of nutritionally balanced meals and nutrition education, this program provides support for seniors who wish to maintain independent living and a healthy lifestyle. 98,483 57,269 23 Meals delivered to the homes of 603 individuals Meals provided to 1,798 people at congregate meal sites Yates County customers who received nutrition counseling Food Sense Program Pro Action operates the Food Sense Program at three Yates County sites in Penn Yan, Dundee and Rushville. Partnering with Food Bank of Central New York, the program sells food at highly discounted prices. The program saw a reduction with the ending of a Yates County DSS contract in 2011. 949 Units of discounted food received by Yates residents The Summer Food Service Program The Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is designed to ensure that children have access to healthy meals during the summer when school based breakfast and lunch programs are not open. 21 7,959 21,047 Summer Food Program sites operated by Pro Action in summer 2012 Breakfasts served to approximately 950 children Lunches served to approximately 950 children WIC (Women, Infants, Children) WIC’s mission is to improve the nutritional health of low-income women and their young children by providing food, education, and other support. In addition to food vouchers, all participants receive nutrition or breastfeeding education at least once every three months. 2,200 6% $1.5M Participants per month who received food vouchers Rise in breastfeeding after peer counselors worked with Moms Amount from WIC checks spent locally in 2012 Senior Nutrition “We would like to thank Pro Action for providing such a great service which allowed mom to live independently for so long. A special thank you to one of your drivers for taking the time to visit mom ... she looked forward to those visits and enjoyed them very much.” - Letter from the family of a Home Delivered Meals customer
Part of Pro Action   s mission is to promote    the ability to thrive for all people in our community.    Proper nutrition...
[usable power, as heat or electricity, and the resources for producing such power] Energy
 usable power, as heat or electricity, and the resources for producing such power   Energy
When homes are energy efficient, families save hundreds of dollars on energy bills each year. Energy efficiency is easier on the pocketbook, better for the planet, and smarter for the national economy. Even when homes are efficient, energy expenses often create hardships for those living on low incomes. Assistance with energy bills frees up limited cash so families can stretch their dollars further. Energy Programs 2012 Accomplishments Weatherization Pro Action’s Energy Programs improve quality of life by helping homes stay warmer in winter and cooler in summer while reducing energy bills. 202 74 140 Families that received weatherization work Families that received furnace repair or replacement through HEAP Families that received energy saving measures through NYSERDA 13 64 Families that received energy audits through a partnership with Bishop Sheen Families that received an air conditioner to help with medical conditions HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) Everybody deserves to have shelter and warmth, especially during the coldest months of the year. With HEAP, administered by Pro Action, families can get some relief, and preserve limited cash for meeting their other needs. 1,812 4,191 Yates households that received HEAP assistance Steuben households that received HEAP assistance Weatherization “Dear Pro Action Crew, Just wanted to take a few minutes to thank all the administrative, as well as, labor crew for all your assistance and hard work that went in to my home. My family appreciates everything that was done, greatly. From the new heating system to all the insulation that was installed. I’m sure this will improve the efficiency of my home with energy bills for years to come. Thanks again for all your efforts. We are so thankful that there is a program like this available to us to assist in so many ways.” - A 2012 recipient of home energy services
When homes are energy efficient, families save hundreds of dollars on energy bills each year. Energy efficiency is easier ...
117 E. Steuben Street Bath, NY 14810 607-776-2125 417 Liberty Street, Suite 1116 Penn Yan, NY 14527 315-536-5515 www.proactioninc.org United Way of the Southern Tier
117 E. Steuben Street Bath, NY 14810 607-776-2125  417 Liberty Street, Suite 1116 Penn Yan, NY 14527 315-536-5515  www.pro...