Impact Report

Youth Service Bureau Quarterly Impact Report: January - March 2016

Elevating our Community...one family at a time

Our mission is to provide advocacy, counseling, education, & intervention
for at risk youth & their families, helping them reach their full potential.


The 3rd Quarter of our fiscal year can be described as “resiliency in action.” Our programs continued to support our local community, bringing our total clients served this year to over 1400. We collaborated to invest over 7,500 hours into our community, improving the safety and stability of our local area.

We focused our efforts to promote our mission and raise critical funds during our annual fundraiser – Chef Soiree. Little did we know that Mother Nature would throw us a curveball in March as the event neared. We spent the week prior to Chef Soiree supporting our local citizens while we relocated Chef Soiree to the beautiful Covington Trailhead – right outside of our Covington headquarters. We welcomed 3,000 guests to Chef Soiree this year and raised money to fund our programs. We were resilient and our actions helped fuel a new energy for our clients and our community.

Our numbers continue to grow, our revenue needs continue to expand, 
but our impact was captured nicely by one of our Crossroads clients when he said...

“You helped me straighten my life up.”

 


The need for services continues to increase in our community


 



5%

more clients
served

in Jan-March 2016 compared to Oct-Dec 2015.
 



441

more NEW clients
served

in January-March 2016.
 



91

clients participating in
group presentations

& improved their communication skills, driving skills,legal knowledge,& digital responsibility.
 

YSB remains committed to elevating our community.

During the months of January – March, we supported...



 



2,962

Volunteer Hours




2,654

Client Community Service Hours




2,078

Client Contact Hours


We remain focused on providing
high quality service to our clients




 
100%

of clients report that they are satisfied
with the program in which they participated.
 
63%

of clients rated the
program as “EXCELLENT”
 

 

We are impacting families in our community that struggle financially - almost 80% of families earn less than $65,000 annually with 59% earning less than $35,000.
 

Together, we can break the cycle of poverty in our area.


Youth Service Bureau Quarterly Impact Report: January - March 2016

Elevating our Community...one family at a time


 

TASC accepted 255 new referrals
during the months of January through March.


Spring is always a busy time for TASC and this year was no exception. Between January and the end of March, TASC accepted 255 new referrals, bringing the total number of families served this year to 530. With 2 months of school remaining, TASC has already surpassed last year’s number of clients by 20%. More importantly, the collaboration between Youth Service Bureau TASC staff, the school systems, and our engaged community yielded 767 services to these families directed toward reducing family stressors and the issues that contributed to the student’s truancy in the first place. These services included conferences with the families, attendance monitoring, crisis intervention, clothing assistance, counseling, financial support services, home visits, mental health assessments, parenting education, school supplies and uniforms.

88 CASA volunteers provided advocacy for 185 children
between January and March 2016.


From January 1st through March 31st, 88 CASA volunteers provided advocacy for 185 children. They submitted detailed reports to the court making recommendations in the best interests of 100 of those children, and appeared in court to offer testimony if needed for 108 of the children. Six new CASA volunteers were sworn-in and our newest class of 8 trainees completed the classroom portion of training and look forward to being sworn-in soon. We provided 4 sessions of in-service training for our current CASA volunteers. We closed cases for 20 children – 8 were reunified with family, 5 were adopted, and 3 were placed in the permanent custody of relatives. The finalization of adoption for 4 of the children is imminent.

Our Counseling team supported 54 children
during our most recent quarter.


Our Counseling team supported 54 children during our most recent quarter by assessing their need for substance abuse treatment and providing intensive outpatient therapy. We invested nearly 600 hours to support our clients and assisted them as they developed coping skills to combat the ongoing challenges of substance abuse in our local community.

Families in Need of Services (FINS) focuses on supporting children that demonstrate ungovernable
behavior such as skipping school or fighting.


Families in Need of Services (FINS) officers collaborated closely with our local school officials to combat the growing concern of truancy in our area. So far this year, our FINS officers have assisted 228 families by connecting them with needed social services and helping them develop the necessary skills to thrive in our local community.

Our Crossroads team assisted 275 children
between January & March 2016.


At times, children make poor choices and mistakes ranging from misdemeanor crimes to traffic violations. Our Crossroads team stands ready to assist these children through diversion, delinquency intervention, and driver improvement workshops. Combined, our Crossroads team has improved the safety of our local community by assisting 275 children so far this year.