Moffat County Social Services Report


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ILC receives funds for building upgrades

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.

Higher demand on Moffat County Social Services

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.

Social Services sees rising caseload, falling budget

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.

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Social Service director approaching milestone anniversary

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.

County discusses running Section 8 program

Jane Reece, Moffat County Housing Authority director, thinks Moffat County has a responsibility to administer its own Section 8 housing vouchers, if it can.

Felony trial goes on

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.

Yampa Valley Partners deals with funding loss

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.

Local human services groups form alliance

Human services groups, such as Moffat County Social Services, can do a better job of working together to overcome community issues, Marie Peer said.

Social services eager to fund local actions

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.

ACET arrests county employee for alleged narcotic distribution

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.

Social Services plans programs for children's first 1,825 days

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.

Area among top in social services

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.

State dollars helping local communities

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.

Our View: Who will protect our children?

It's reported a child has been sexually abused by a sibling.

Pat Tessmer: Issues not addressed by Social Services, article

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.