The Hancock County Center for Safe and Healthy Children held its annual meeting in January and reported on the progress the center has made over the past year.
A medical clinic has been added once a month and recording equipment was upgraded.
Officers were elected and board members’ terms determined.
Pam Lather will serve as board president, Gwen Kuenzli as vice president, Kathleen Abbott as board secretary and Karen Reams as treasurer. The remainder of the board is comprised of Diana Hoover, John Dunbar, Christie Ranzau, Kathleen Crates, Dr. Martin Hanawalt, Rebecca Newman and Jenny Snyder.
The City Mission housed 62 residents in January, providing 491 nights of lodging and 1,601 meals. The number of meals served was down from December since many drop-ins were reluctant to come out during the bad weather. A total of 19 individuals and families made successful transitions from the mission to other housing.
Also in January, 64 food boxes and 24 personal hygiene packs were given to individuals and families in need.
Since temperatures below freezing occurred at some point daily for most of the month, the mission’s life-threatening weather policy was in effect. The agency remains open during extreme weather, offering shelter from the cold to all who are in need.
Day Center services were used by 41 residents and 10 drop-in guests. Total attendance for January was 433. The mission provided 259 lunches to Day Center guests, and six individuals found work.
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