Summary of Services Provided by the BEST Program in 2015-2016
With a budget of $98,000, 619 families with 1,178 children, were served through BEST between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. These families are counted only once, when first referred, no matter how many times they make requests. Together, these 619 families made 1,959 requests for services, and we were able to fill 95% of these requests. The lowest...
Who the BEST Program Served in 2015-2016
Our client-families are predominantly headed by women, though almost 40% live in families with both parents present (because they are married or living together). Over 70% of our clients are Hispanic, with 54% of all parents speaking Spanish only, and 64% reside in New Brunswick; 29% in other Middlesex County communities (others come from...
Matching a Donated Electric Wheelchair with a Young Man in Great Need
A few months ago the AECDC staff received a call from a distressed mother. Her son, 20 years old, had been in a serious car accident, and was ending rehab services, getting ready to be released. Unfortunately, he had suffered a severe injury that caused multiple fractures of his spinal cord, and he will be paralyzed for the rest of his life. Our...