For Evelyn Tileston, executive director of the Independent Life Center, the past few months have been a “dream come true.” Months after purchasing the building located at 438 Yampa Ave., Tileston and the ILC staff received another boost Wednesday morning in the form of a check for $460,000 to start several building renovation projects.
Agency has less funding to provide programs
June marked the 10th consecutive month Moffat County Social Services registered an increase in its food stamp caseload. The number of residents who receive food stamps in June crossed the 500-person mark for the first time Social Services Director Marie Peer could remember.
America's ongoing national recession presents two competing problems for Moffat County Social Services: As the economy gets worse, more people need services, but the state has less money to provide them.
Sifting through about 40 years of memories Monday, Marie Peer, director of Moffat County Social Services, came back to one in particular that stands out from all the rest.
Jane Reece, Moffat County Housing Authority director, thinks Moffat County has a responsibility to administer its own Section 8 housing vouchers, if it can.
The case against a former Moffat County Social Services employee was continued Thursday until 1 p.m. Dec. 18 after the defense attorney failed to appear.
Although government support for Yampa Valley Partners has declined recently - ending with the Routt County Commission's total withdrawal this year - the group intends to continue services.
Human services groups, such as Moffat County Social Services, can do a better job of working together to overcome community issues, Marie Peer said.
Moffat County Social Services has about $242,420 it has to spend before June 30, 2009, or the county loses that money to the state's long-term reserves.
The All Crimes Enforcement Team has arrested three people for alleged distribution of narcotics, including a Moffat County employee who allegedly sold while on duty, the task force reported this afternoon.
Debbie Yeager may not know the comfort of a typical day in her new job with Moffat County Social Services, but adversity is not new in her life.
County ranks high in state, falls short of meeting federal standards
At their meeting last week, the Moffat County Commission heard a report of Moffat County Social Services' annual Child and Family Services review.
Social Services uses Colorado funding in county
Families receiving welfare assistance benefit from the Colorado system, said Laura Willems, Moffat County Social Services self-sufficiency manager.
It's reported a child has been sexually abused by a sibling.
I am the director of Advocates - Crisis Support Services, a nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes and traumatic incidents in Moffat County.