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Hockanum Valley Community Council Inc

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Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development

Mission: An independent, multi-program, private non-profit human service agency. Dedicated to meeting the needs of the residents of the tolland county area. Provides services to individuals and/or families in a manner which will promote independence while assuring that basic needs are met regardless of ability to pay.

Programs: Transportation services provided to elderly and/or disabled people. The dial-a-ride program has provided over 23374 rides to area residents covering over 100,000 miles. The courier service transports medical specimens to and from local doctors' offices and hospitals. Provided over 50,336 pick ups and deliveries.

counseling services provided to low income people, with emphasis on mental health and substance abuse. Counseling department is a full service out patient clinic serving area residents experiencing emotional, behavioral or substance related disorders with individual therapy, family therapy, medication management, assessment, evaluation and group therapy. Provided the following services to area residents:16,280 appointments of group, individual, family, couples,medication management and evaluations. Provided assessments and evaluations to over 100 new clients.

basic needs in the form of: food pantry - an average 1,500 bags of food were distributed per month. Families consisted of 410 seniors, 2,593 adults and 1,550 children. During the holiday over 1,700 families received food baskets and toys, donated by area businesses, churches, schools, and individuals. Good cents treasures: the thrift store provides low cost clothing and household needs for low-income families.

elder services - help seniors remain living in their homes as long as possible. Help arrange for services needed. Including aiding in a search to find appropriate housing; initiating health and home care services; organizing social or educational activities, coordinating transportation services and completing forms or making phone calls. Network created to provide education and help solve complex client situations as well as educational workshops to help seniors with memory, eating healthier, and recognize signs of depression. Currently service about 200 clients. One full time staff person, two part-time staff people and about 50 volunteers, provided 670 food deliveries 2,000 reassurance phone calls; 240 hours of social support; 800 hours of personal assistance; 240 hours of counseling and 400 rides.

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