2 2011 Financial Information Dear Board of Trustees, I conducted my audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America and standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States of America. In my opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all materials, the financial position of Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership as of August 31, Lawrence Belcher, Jr. Certified Public AccountantSource of Revenue$43,108,116Expenses$43,108,116State of New Jersey$1,367,199Direct Client Services$17,486,848Child Care Vouchers$5,572,197WIC Vouchers$3,464,770Federal$14,687,480509,921Child Care Vouchers$5,572,197WIC Vouchers$3,464,770United Way & Private$2,178,487LIHEAP Vouchers$14,746,436Local Government$1,091,547Administration$1,837,865LIHEAP Vouchers$14,746,4362011 Financial Information
3 The Board NORWESCAP BOARD END STATEMENT 2011 Board Members* James BuehlerAllison ConleyTom Fitzgerald, Vice Chair/SecretarySandy FriedmanMary Ellen KlineKen KnipmeyerDawn Marie Kondas, TreasurerRichard KuhrtLoren Lemelle, Deputy TreasurerJan McDyerMarty MillerKay Reiss, Board ChairBea RushNORWESCAP BOARDEND STATEMENTNORWESCAP’s mission is to improve the lives of low income individuals and families in need in northwest New Jersey primarily by offering, referring or collaborating with others to provide programs and education which help foster self-sufficiency in the following domains: Economic and Employment Building, Nutrition and Healthy Living, Child and Family Development and Housing.We will also provide community services in: Information and Outreach, Volunteer Services and Emergency Services.NORWESCAP will strive to measure our progress through self-sufficiency scales driving by defined outcomes.NORWESCAP will ultimately try to see that families have self-sufficiency across domains, seeking to strengthen the family as a whole by looking across all of a family’s needs.As an organization, we will invest our funding and management time in the highest value projects or agency improvements that can best help families and individuals reach self-sufficiency and strengthen our communities.Executive LeadershipTerry Newhard, Executive DirectorLynn Snyder, Chief Fiscal OfficerGeorjean Trinkle, Associate DirectorPatrick Grogan, Associate DirectorMaritza Baakman, Executive Secretary*as of December 2011
4 Child and Family Development SERVICEBUDGETCOUNTYPEOPLEOUTCOMECHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL$831,690HunterdonSussexWarren27,728Individuals1,686 Parents had improved access to child care services; 3,915 child care professionals/parents/teens trained; 21,127 child care technical assistance calls/visits were performed; 16,156 licensed center slots were maintained; 9,175 First Books were distributed.CHILD CARE VOUCHER PROGRAMS$4,509,3473,470Child care subsidy was provided to 1,112 families with 1,988 children to increase the adult’s ability to attend work, training or education. While their children are in safe nurturing, educational environment.EARLY HEAD START$2,293,786Morris259individuals97% of enrolled three year olds mastered 4 out of 5 preschool readiness skills; 90% of families achieved one or more family goal.FAMILY CHILD CARE$261,050316Developed 115 new child care slots in family child care homes and maintained 450 child care slots; 138 family child care home based businesses approved that meet State registration requirements.FAMILY SUCCESS CENTER OF PHILLIPSBURG$200,0002,954983 unduplicated families received case management services; 190 families reduced barriers to accessing health care; 430 linkages to other human service agencies were made; and 800 children received holiday toys.FIRST STEPSCENTRAL &FIRST STEPS NORTHERN$79,2401,0841,084 child care professionals increased their education in the area of infant and toddler care.HEAD START$3,683,70233591% of transitioning preschoolers mastered kindergarten readiness skills; 100% of identified health needs were addressed and 90% of enrolled families achieved one or more family goals.HOME VISITATION/ HEALTHY FAMILIES/TANF INITIATIVE FOR PARENTS (TIP)$259,80319410 babies born into the program were born healthy; 11 families graduated from the program after three years; 6 individuals obtained full time jobs; 3 individuals completed training programs; 2 returned to school.
5 Community Services SERVICE BUDGET COUNTY PEOPLE OUTCOME EMERGENCY BASIC NEEDS$40,000Warren98householdsProvided at-risk households with crisis intervention and emergency assistance (food, clothing, shelter, health, safety, and medical) to address an unmet need and avoid crisis situations.FIRST CALL FOR HELP$36,7083,136 individuals7,680 advocacy calls, information and referral calls, contacts, and follow-ups were made to create service linkages.HOMELESS HOTLINE$17,389611 individuals611 individuals received emergency housing placement to avoid homelessness.LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND EMERGENCY ENERGY SERVICES$14,887,255HunterdonSomersetSussex26,537 individualsProvided 26,537 individuals with energy assistance, energy education and crisis intervention services avoiding no heat situations.MCKINNEY VENTO ACT FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH$5,00055 individualsIncreased supportive services for 50 homeless families and provided advocacy with school districts.NORWESCAP PROGRAMS-VOLUNTEER INVESTMENTSIn-KindEntire Service Area1,530 individuals1,470 individuals provided 67,450 volunteer hours representing an estimated savings of $1,328,765 to the agency.PHILLIPSBURG NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME PREVENTION INITIATIVE$111,510375 individualsA collaboration with the Phillipsburg Police Department which increased personal safety for Phillipsburg residents; provided educational information to 350 individuals increasing awareness of community issues; and 85 at-risk youth received opportunities to prevent the use of drugs and/or alcohol.POST TANF OUTREACH$75,000Morris525 individualsOutreach was provided to 100% of referred former welfare recipients; 70% of referrals were provided to link individuals with resources in order to obtain/maintain employment, receive assistance with energy services, or receive linkage to a food service.RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM$249,342Sussex/Warren747 individuals747 volunteers provided 74,795 hours of service to 142 non-profit organizations, saving local agencies $1,597,621.STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (SHIP)$29,000762 individuals95% of Medicare enrollees that received health insurance counseling reported an increased understanding of their health benefits and health benefit status.UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND$262,81122,439 individualsAssisted 22,439 eligible individuals to ensure that they only have to pay an affordable portion of their household income for electric and/or natural gas service.
6 Economic & Employment Building SERVICEBUDGETCOUNTYPEOPLEOUTCOMEARTHUR & FRIENDS$250,000SussexMorris/WarrenEssex/Cumberland57individuals47 disabled individuals received vocational training; seven employed by Arthur & Friends; six have obtained part time outside employment and one obtained full time outside employment. One hydroponic greenhouse was built in partnership with Gateway Community Action Partnership with five staff members trained.CAREER AND FOR WOMEN$246,060HunterdonSomersetWarren303Of the 116 new, unemployed participants seeking services, 54 individuals obtained full and/or part time employment; and 12 individuals pursued formal training opportunities.CIRCLES ™ INITIATIVES$75,0005078% of 2011 Graduates have remained actively involved with Circles and are vigorously working on their action plans and accomplishing goals; $585 reduction in social service and disability benefits to Circles participants; $12, reduction in debt by Circle Leaders; and an 86% retention rate of volunteers.COLLEGE COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM$66,92529 I19 students received a grade of “C” or better; 21 students become engaged in the Community College Empowerment Project; and 1 student enrolled in a four year college program.FAMILY LOAN PROGRAM$50,000MorrisSussex/Warren65IndividualsAssisted 65 individuals increase their budgeting skills; provided $19,800 in loan dollars to help individuals remain employed; current loan payments maintained a yearly default rate of 2%.FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY$150,000UnionPassaic786 individuals graduated from the program with escrow accounts totaling over $53,200; 22 individuals enrolled in educational programs; 49% of families have established escrow accounts; 3 individuals graduated from college programs.INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT PROGRAM (IDA)2525 participants enrolled in the program saving for home ownership, business or education increased their knowledge of financial literacy and improved their credit. The total yearly deposits for participants equal $24,712.28; 3 participants graduated with total value of assets at $109,864.50; and average monthly deposit of $102 per month.MORRIS COUNTY FINANCIAL LITERACY$15,902012523 financial literacy workshops were provided; 125 individuals increased their financial knowledge on budgeting, savings, banking, credit, insurance and financial goal setting; 16 individuals received financial mentoring.VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE & EARNED INCOME CREDIT OUTREACH2,204 individuals2,204 Individuals served received a total of $2,205,460 in Federal Refunds; and $390,880 in Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Taxpayers saved a minimum of $336,750 in professional fees.
7 Housing Services SERVICE BUDGET COUNTY PEOPLE OUTCOME ELDER COTTAGE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES$31,260HunterdonSomersetWarren5individualsIndependent, affordable housing provided for 5 elderly participants on relative’s property.HEATING SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM$836,000Sussex189Households189 households received heating system repairs, retrofits, and replacement systems to increase operational and cost efficiency.HOMELESS PREVENTION PROGRAM$340,000Morris115households115 households received one-time financial assistance to prevent housing eviction or homelessness.SAFE HOUSING$16,41060Health and safety home repairs provided to 60 elderly households to support their independent living.SUSSEX SENIOR APARTMENTS$69,95011 householdsProvided safe and affordable housing for 11 elderly households.DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY HEA WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE$556,0911489 high energy burden/high energy expenditure households were assisted with prioritized energy conservation tactics and improvements.DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ARRA WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE$2,970,000571571 high energy burden/high energy expenditure households were assisted with prioritized energy conservation tactics and improvements.
8 Nutrition & Healthy Living SERVICEBUDGETCOUNTYPEOPLEOUTCOMEBACKPACK PROGRAM$108,940WarrenHunterdonSussex419 individuals419 ‘food insecure’ children received essential food each weekend during the school year through a food filled backpack.BREASTFEEDING PROMOTION AND SUPPORT$ 117,000Somerset3,256 individuals3,256 pregnant and breastfeeding women received education and support for breastfeeding resulting in a 3% increase in breastfeeding rates.CANCER EDUCATION AND EARLY DETECTION (CEED) PROGRAM & OUTREACH$302,210398 individuals398 individuals without health insurance received cancer screenings and/or diagnostic services. 100% of individuals with abnormal findings were referred for appropriate follow-up; 1,820 residents increasing their knowledge of health issues and cancer risks.CHILD CARE FOOD PROGRAM$76,634175 individuals18,048 Snacks provided and 29,170 Meals provided that met with USDA meal pattern requirements, 23 sites met USDA Standards.FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM$53,1802,659 individuals2,659 participants received $20 worth of checks to purchase locally grown produce at participating farm stands from June to November.FOOD BANK$1,054,636115 agenciesDistributed 2,307,299 pounds of food to charitable agencies that feed those in need providing the agencies a savings of $2,677, in food costs.PROJECT HEALTHY BONES$2,500Morris256 individuals82% individuals attending classes reported improved balance and mobility; and 87% increased their weight training programs; 92% increased their knowledge of osteoporosis, nutrition and exercise.SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM$32,000242Provided 11,869 free lunches to low income children during the summer at 13 different locations in accordance with USDA guidelines.WOMEN, INFANTS CHILDREN SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM$4,238,6359,635 individualsImproved the health and nutritional status of 9,635 women, infants and children during critical periods of growth and development. 94% of women who participated in during pregnancy gave birth to infants weighing >2,500 grams (5.5 pounds).
9 Contact InformationCorporate Office350 Marshall StreetPhillipsburg, NJTelephone: (908) x 110Facsimile: (908)Arthur & Friends350 Marshall StreetPhillipsburg, NJProgram Leadership: Wendie BlanchardTelephone: (973)Facsimile: (973)Cancer Education Early Detection (CEED)Program Leadership: Sarah EnglerTelephone: (908)Facsimile: (908)Career and Life Transitions Center for Women108 East Washington AvenueWashington, NJProgram Leadership: Patricia MoonjianTelephone: (908)Facsimile: (908)Child and Family Resource Services186 Halsey Road – Suite 1Newton, NJProgram Leadership: Sharon GiacchinoTelephone: (973)Facsimile: (973)College & Community Empowerment ProjectProgram Leadership: Alicia LissTelephone: (908) x 200Facsimile: (908)Family Loan ProgramIndividual Development Account ProgramProgram Leadership: Carolyn GraeberTelephone: (908) ext. 116Facsimile: (908)
10 Contact InformationFamily Success Center of Phillipsburg459 Center StreetPhillipsburg, NJProgram Leadership:Jessica KonzelmannTelephone: (908)Facsimile: (908)Family Self-SufficiencyPO Box 563Denville, NJTelephone: (973)Facsimile: (973)First Call For Help350 Marshall StreetPhillipsburg, NJProgram Leadership: John KorpTelephone: (908)Facsimile: (908)Food Bank201 N. Broad StreetProgram Leadership: Helene MeissnerTelephone: (908)Facsimile: (973)Head StartEarly Head Start120 South Main Street Suite CProgram Leadership: Lois HenselerTelephone: (908)Facsimile: (908)Housing & Energy ServicesProgram Leadership: John KorpTelephone: (888)Facsimile: (908)Skylands RSVP Volunteer Resource CenterProgram Leadership: Nancy HessTelephone: (973)Sussex County CirclesProgram Leadership: Dianna MorrisonTelephone: (973)Facsimile: (908)WICPhillipsburg, NJ 08865Program Leadership: Nancy QuinnTelephone: (908)Facsimile: (908)
11 2011 community investors 3M Foundation DSM Nutritional Products Joanne HalaAGL ResourcesDelaware Joint Toll Bridge CommissionHarmony PressAhart’s MarketDelaware Valley Interfaith Council ofHarmony TownshipAlba VineyardChurchesHarmony Township Lion’s ClubAppaloosa Management, L..P.EMD/MilliporeHawk Pointe FoundationArc of Warren CountyEstate of Beryl J.N. GreigHolland Township SchoolAT&TEstate of Merle ParbelHunters Helping the HungryAT&T Verizon PioneersExxon Mobil FoundationHyde and WatsonAtlantic States Cast Iron Pipe Co.Feeding AmericaInmar LogisticsAvon Foundation for WomenFirst BookIRCO Community Federal Credit UnionBASFFirst Hope BankJann Law BooksBassett FoundationFirst Presbyterian Church of SpartaJ.G. Petrucci CompanyBeaver Brook Country ClubFirst Presbyterian Church of WashingtonJohnson & JohnsonBergen County Special ServicesFirst Unitarian Universalist Fellowship ofJunior Woman’s Club of WashingtonBio Flex Solutions, LLCHunterdon CountyKessler FoundationBJ’s Wholesale ClubDavid FleischerKindred Souls BandBoonton Housing AuthorityFlemington Car & Truck CountryKen and Laura KnipmeyerBordersFlemington United Methodist ChurchKnoll HeightsBorealisFoster WheelerKohl’s Cares for KidsJames BuehlerFrazier Industrial CompanyKressler, Wolff & MillerCadbury AdamsFreeholders of Hunterdon CountyLakeland BankCenter for Prevention and CounselingFreeholders of Morris CountyLegal Services of Northwest New JerseyCenters for Disease Control andFreeholders of Sussex CountyAlicia LissPreventionFreeholders of Warren CountyMadison Housing AuthorityClifton Public Housing AgencyGarden State Urban FarmsWalter and Kathleen MaherColalillo Family of ShopRite StoresGlaxoSmithklineJon MaleConstruction Specialties, Inc.Global Giving Foundation (Pepsi)Mars SnackfoodsCorporation for National andGreater New Jersey Annual ConferenceDeborah MeltzCommunity Servicesof the United Methodist ChurchMerck & Co., Inc.Courter, Kobert & CohenGrow-A-RowMoney Management InternationalGeorge and Nancy Cummins/GreenwayHackettstown Regional Medical CenterMorristown Housing AuthorityFlowers and GreenhousesHackettstown RotaryEstate of John Mugavero
12 2011 community investors Gloria & Paul Winter Zufall Health Center Bob and Lois MolnarPNC Financial Services GroupTargetNJ Department of AgriculturePrevent Child Abuse New JerseyTD Charitable FoundationNJ Department of Children and FamiliesProfessional Impact NJ (PINJ)Thrivent Financial for LutheransNJ Department of Community AffairsRaritan Valley Community CollegeToys for Tots – Picatinny ArsenalNJ Department of CorrectionsReading Is Fundamental (RIF)Trader Joe’sNJ Department of EducationRobert Wood Johnson FoundationTrinity United Methodist Church ofNJ Department of Health and SeniorRocco’s PizzeriaHackettstownServicesRoNetco ShopRitesUnitarian Church of MorristownNJ Department of Human ServicesRutgers Against HungerUnitarian Fellowship of Sussex CountyNJM BankSt. Mary’s ChurchUnited Way of Hunterdon CountyNJ Office of the Attorney GeneralSchaub Charitable FoundationUnited way of Northern New JerseyNJ Office of the Secretary of StateSchiavoni Leadership GroupUnity BankNJ State FairSelective Insurance CompanyUS Department of AgricultureNational Fatherhood InitiativeSelective Group FoundationUS Department of EnergyNational Guard Food PantryService Electric Cable Television, Inc.US Department of Housing and UrbanNestle’ USASheridan PrintingDevelopmentNicholson FoundationShopRite of HunterdonUS Department of Human ServicesNorthwest Jersey Reading CouncilShopRite Partners in CaringUS Marines Toys for Tots FoundationNORWESCAP Board MembersSodexo FoundationDaniel and Jacqueline VelezNew York LifeSovereign BankVerizon Check Into LiteracyPajama ProgramSwiftwater FoundationWRNJ Oldies 1510 AMPanera Bread (Fenwick Group)Sophia Inclusive Catholic CommunityWachovia/Wells Fargo BankPass It AlongSparta Presbyterian ChurchWachovia Bank FoundationJohn A. Perrucci Sr. MemorialSparta United Methodist ChurchWakefern/ShopRite Partners In CaringAssociationSpectrum FloorsWal-Mart FoundationPhillipsburg Board of EducationState of New JerseyWarren County Division of Senior ServicePhillipsburg Education AssociationJudge SteinhartWarren HospitalPHS Class of 1943Stop-N-Shop Family FoundationWeis MarketsPhillipsburg Housing AuthorityStop and Shop of PohatcongWestside Methodist ChurchPhillipsburg Police DepartmentSussex County Charter School forWhole Foods & World Hunger (WHY)Phillipsburg TownTechnologyGloria & Paul WinterPNC BankSussex County Community CollegeZufall Health CenterPNC Bank FoundationSussex County Division of Senior Services