Township Announces Community Partners
Trustee Robert A Lee of Center Township of Howard County Indiana is pleased to announce our 2017 Community Service Partners. They are (in alphabetical order)
AKA Community Youth Summit*
Carver Center Projects*
Carver Summer Program C.A.M
Distinguished Young Women*
Family Service Association
Gilead House (Aiming for Success)
Howard County Health Fair
Howard County Special Olympics*
I.B.E. Back to School*
Meals on Wheels
Mental Health America
Very Early Child Education
*Indicates a Cultural, Parks & Recreation provider
Center Township looks forward to working with these partners during the 2017 fiscal year. For more information about these Community Service Partners, or for information about not-for-profit organizations partnering with Center Township, go to our links and downloads pages.
Requests for Proposed Partnerships for 2018 need to be into the office no later than Friday, June 30, 2017.
Highlights of the 2016 Report of the Trustee
State law requires the township board to meet on for the annual report of the trustee.
In keeping with that mandate, Center Township held a meeting at 3:30pm on January 17, 2017 at the offices of the Center Township. The report of the trustee which was
presented during that meeting included the following statistics:
- There were 1582 requests for Township Assistance
- 261 distinct households representing 628 recipients received assistance totaling $221,634 from township funds. (Households receiving multiple subsidies are counted only once in total.)
- Total value of benefits received by all applicants from both township funds and other resources were over $1.17 million.
- 164 distinct households received $61,129 in utility assistance from township funds.
- 137 distinct households received $137,209 in shelter assistance from township funds.
- 11 distinct households received $1.498 in food/non-food assistance from township funds.
- 3 distinct households received $865 in medical assistance from township funds.
- The township assisted with 13 burials or cremations.
- Over 2,500 contacts were made on behalf of recipients of Township Assistance, and more than 9,000 contacts were made in the course of the investigation of requests for Township Assistance.
- Almost 800 referrals were made to other programs for services.
- The township gave oversight as representative payee to 85 distinct individuals, managing government issued funds on their behalf. The township is still recognized by the Social Security Administration as the premier organization in a multiple county area that is performing the representative payee responsibilities.
- The township partnered with 17 community service organizations through contracts totaling about $350,000 to provide over $3 million in services to all of the residents of Center Township.
- In keeping with the expressed intentions of the Township Board to reduce the amount of total monetary assets of the township and preserve a low tax-payer levy, the township reduced total monetary assets from just over $7 million at the end of 2015 to just over $6 million at the end of 2016.
- The township continued to improve the campus by the removal of the dilapidated house at 209 East Jefferson Street.