Nov 3, 2009

Annual Report details how demand for assistance has increased in the last year

"Our annual report tells a story of rising demands and shrinking resources. Caseloads for financial and medical assistance are growing to reflect the general economic downturn. Cuts in services reflect the consequences of state budget reductions...Unfortunately, the bottom line is that life for our poorest citizens has gotten worse," Jack Frech, Athens County Job and Family Services director. Frech's letter to the citizens of Athens County is included in the newly published 2008-2009 Annual Report, which also features brief reports on all of our programs, overall budget information for the agency, comparisons that show how caseloads have dramatically increased in some areas and state funding has significantly decreased in others, and statistics on Athens County. Click here to read the report.

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