Each year we put out our Annual Report. It covers what we've been up to throughout the last year. This includes new and expanded programs, funding expenditures, and statistics such as households assisted through various programs.
As we reflect on the past year of our agency’s endurance, through the challenges of sequestration reductions, flat grant funding, and program and staff changes as a result, we find ourselves proud of the integrity our organization maintained throughout.
The agency as an entity, the Board and staff alike, remained steadfast on delivering quality programs to the communities and families we serve. Our compassion in helping others never wavered. It was our duty--or you could say our moral and ethical code--to press on despite the challenges.
In return for our hard work, we found a unity among staff in knowing we could get the job done despite governmental obstacles. We found harmony in knowing that we could provide assistance to our customers, and we went home at night knowing it was a job well done. We remained dedicated to our mission of helping people in need. Our Board members remained consistent as they made decisions that kept the agency balanced while also seeking new opportunities.
Working in the human services field provides a completeness that seems unique to our field. It is warm and uplifting when you observe a child learning a new skill or you can provide food to an aging senior. When we find secure housing for the homeless or ensure that a home will be warm, we are confident that our good deeds are appreciated.
We move on to a new year with positive hope that our agency is robust, determined, and will offer a helping hand to those who seek our services. Our integrity will prosper as we develop new and improved opportunities for the people we serve. Please join us on this journey as a partner, volunteer, or supporter of Community Action—help us make a difference in the lives of thousands across our region.
Jill Sutton Executive Director