The Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY recently released our 2017 Annual Report, highlighting the successes of our programs over the past year.
The stats listed below provide a glimpse of what our staff has accomplished in the past year.
- Agency staff was successful in securing the funding necessary to convert the former P.S. #57 into 27 units of permanent affordable housing for women and women with children, as well as programming space for the Matt Urban HOPE Center.
- The HOPE Center’s Street Outreach Staff secured housing for 92 homeless individuals.
- We weatherized 53 units of housing for low-income families, keeping them safe and warm during our long winter months, and reducing their utility bills on average by 25%.
- We provide support to over 1,040 low-income senior citizens, providing them with case management services, allowing them to remain independent and preventing them from being placed in an assisted living facility or a nursing home.
- Agency staff provided transportation to senior citizens so that they can attend doctor’s appointments, conduct banking, shopping and participate in congregate meal programming. Our van drivers completed 4,206 one-way trips.
- Staff provided advocacy and support for 2,370 innocent victims of crime.
- Our housing department continues to provide safe and affordable housing for low-income senior citizens (32 units), refugees/low-income community residents (20 units), chronically homeless women (20 units) and to youth who have aged out of the foster care system (12 units/24 beds). The Matt Urban HOPE House provided emergency shelter for 620 women and women with children.
- We assisted 56 homeowners in securing housing repair grants that will help them make health and safety repairs to their home.
- The Youth Department provided after-school programming and a safe haven for 675 low-income, at-risk neighborhood youth.