Here's Why

Program statistics for the fiscal year July 2017 through June 2018 included:

LCCH provided Transitonal Housing (TH) for 139 people (76 adults, 63 children) last year, in 40 TH units. Over 85% of TH households exited the program to permanent housing.

Project Homeline (PH) staff handled 1,756 phone or online inquiries. PH was able to provide housing options or make community referrals for 574 households and financial assistance was provided for 239 households.

LCCH staff provided 212 Coordinated Intakes/Assessments to unsheltered households needing emergency housing assistance.

Supportive Service for Veteran Families (SSVF) provided $84,986.49 to assist 81 veteran households last program year, helping a total of 130 individuals. Of those served, 30 were children (23%) and 17 were 55 or older (13%) The SSVF grant was renewed for another year.

LCCH implemented Rapid Re-housing (LCCH RR) as an alternaative to Transitional Housing, and served 15 households in the first year. All 15 were able to secure a lease in their own name within 30 days of entry. 86% who left the program in the first year have left for positive destinations.

LCCH became the grant administrator for the Rapid Re-Housing Ohio (RRHO) program on September 1, 2017. In collaboration with several agencies throughout Ohio, RRHO assisted 239 households (343 adults and 486 children). RRHO serves homeless families in 80 counties. Each household receives intensive case management, deposit and rental assistance.

LCCH provided re-entry housing for those exiting prison with severe and persistent mental illenss or an HIV+ status in 11 units of permanent supportive housing in Licking and Muskingum counties through the Returning Home Ohio (RHO) program. An additional 43 people exiting prison with alcohol or drug addiction were served by the Community Transitions Program (CTP). Funding partners for our re-entry programs include the Corporation for Supportive Housing, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, and CareSource.

The property management team maintained 13 single family homes for 41 adults with developmental disabilities, as well as our TH units.

22 IRS-certified community volunteers contributed 783 hours to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in 2018, preparing 1229 tax returns. $1,679,860 in federal and state refunds were due to LCCH/VITA clients, whose average AGI was $20,285.

153 individuals gave their time and talents to support LCCH programs and activities, providing over 1851 volunteer hours to the agency this year, in a variety of capacities.