SDC Program Fast Facts
MilwaukeeCountyresidents have been served using the following SDC programs and services:
Served 1,978,817 nutritious balanced meals for low income youth year-round.
1,568 households had their homes weatherized in 2010.
105 households will benefit from emergency furnace replacements and 45 households will benefit from emergency furnace repairs.
Entered 46,240 emergency and regular applications on the WHEAP System in a timely efficient manner calculated at 15 minutes per client, while maintaining client satisfaction and 95% accuracy in data entry in 2010-2011 energy season.
30% of clients classified as having high heating costs compared to household income” will report increased motivation to reduce their home energy needs and thereby the need for energy assistance”.
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Milwaukee Asset Building Coalition headed by SDC is a major asset development engine that has returned at least $119,422,285 to low income families in the past ten years.
WAYS TO WORK VEHICLE PURCHASING
95% of 60 eligible participants enrolled, received a minimum of a $6,000 loan per person, to purchase their vehicles at no greater than 8% interest rate for a combined benefit of $342,000.
89% of W-2 applicants who requested a W-2 placement, at SDC, were found eligible and placed no later than the 10th business day following the W-2 request date.
YOUTH & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
480 youth will receive gang awareness training, AODA prevention, effective communication and anger management.
67% of 200 students that sit for the GED/HSED test will pass the test and graduate.
PARS - Prescription Advocacy and Referral Service
PARS helped 45 clients receive 102 prescriptions during the 2009-2010 program year.
In 2010-2011 year, PARS has more than doubled that number with 98 clients applying for 285 prescriptions.
Funders required we keep 70% of homebound clients independent for at least 90 days. We exceeded this goal by ensuring 94% of all home bound clients maintained an independent living status through out the year by providing 14 distinct services including 11, 297 visits in which we helped with:
7066 medication reminders
1,062 medical appointments
3,760 shopping needs
3,445 housekeeping needs
710 trips to financial institutions
NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
SDC’s NIP program will complete code and safety related home repairs and updates on 15 homes in the block grant area. An average of $24,500 in home repairs per home is provided to clients with forgivable or low cost loans through the program for a combined benefit of $367,500.
Early Childhood Education & Family Services: 3,062 children and families enrolled in early childhood education received 14 family service benefits including:
640 Emergency crisis interventions for food shelter or clothing
965 housing subsidies, utilities and repairs
2,172 received health education
HEAD START HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP & MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT EDUCATION
SDC initiatives continue to achieve improvements in client data and documented outcomes. These actions have yielded the following outcomes:
640 families received healthy marriage education in FY 2010.
While identifying a precise number of clients raised above poverty because of SDC services is difficult because of the nature of some programs (YFDP, Head Start, etc.) staff have begun calculating these figures for Energy Assistance and VITA. For these two programs, 1,281 individuals are raised above poverty annually. Certainly other clients also benefit from these services. This number is used to definitely say that yes, SDC programming does reduce poverty conditions in Milwaukee. ROMA reports continue to demonstrate consistent and strong increases in SDC client volume. SDC currently serves over 80,000 clients annually, which is an increase of over 10,000 clients from the previous year. Much of this increase is due to SDC’s work with the W2 program and because of an increased demand for energy assistance services.
A robust dataset of over 50,000 unique client addresses (after data scrubbing occurred) which enabled staff to create client maps, program maps, and district maps.
Maps used to identify geographic trends regarding poverty and inform SDC leadership, elected officials, and community stakeholders.
Use of client intake forms for high volume programs have enabled SDC to document characteristics to be collected on significantly more clients—specifically in regards to education, housing type, source of income, race/ethnicity, and family size.