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SOCIAL SERVICES

The Northampton County Department of Social Services’ mission is to provide benefits and services to the citizens of Northampton based on programs established by local, state and federal laws and policy. The department’s focus is to prevent dependency and encourage self-sufficiency; preserve and restore family stability as well as promote and protect the well-being of adult protective services, foster care, employment services, food stamps, temporary assistance to needy families, Medicaid and child care.

The Northampton County Department of Social Services is administered by a board of three members which represents the county. This board meets the third Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Social Services Building.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to be the leader in providing innovative social services.

OUR VALUES

Our actions are guided by:

  • Commitment to the highest standard of services
  • Respect and trust for customers and colleagues
  • Empathy for others
  • Innovation in the provision of services
  • Highest standard of Ethics and Integrity in all we say and do
  • We believe diversity enriches our lives; each person has the right to live and work in a safe and healthy environment, and all people have the ability to achieve their full potential.

GOALS

Organization-wide long-term goal - Develop a financial plan to maintain and enhance the community by providing a sound quality of life and a safe living environment for our citizens.

Departmental long-term goal - The department is committed to the goal of excellence in delivery of services to individuals, families, and the community by:

  • Preventing dependency
  • Encouraging self-sufficiency
  • Preserving and restoring families
  • Promoting and protecting the well-being of children, the elderly and disabled

FUTURE ISSUES

Our vision as a staff is to create a collaborative, responsive, professional environment to protect, empower and strengthen families.

In the future the department will continue to:

  • Provide agency-wide customer service
  • Enhance or expand special initiatives and community partners
  • Maintain and enhance efficient information management systems
  • Assure continuous quality improvement
  • Foster social and economic independence
  • Maximize state and federal revenues
  • Protect vulnerable children and adult

 

Meeting Minutes

2017
September 2017
August 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017

2016
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016

 

 

Northampton Social Services

Benefit Clients Served (unduplicated)

Benefit Program1

Child Care3

SNAP

TANF

Medicaid

Any Program2

 

 

 

 

2012

4,062

552

3,482

           4,913

 NA

2013

4,139

491

3,904

           5,127

 NA

2014

3,998

428

3,908

           5,026

              131

2015

3,850

380

3,936

           4,957

              138

2016

3,514

267

3,930

           4,777

              146

 

Households (Cases) Served

Benefit Program1

Energy Assistance (EA)2

Child Care3

SNAP

TANF

Medicaid

Fuel

Cooling

Crisis

2010

1,784

191

2,313

 NA

 NA

 NA

 NA

2011

1,952

205

2,369

 NA

 NA

 NA

 NA

2012

1,990

188

2,443

 NA

 NA

 NA

 NA

2013

2,018

173

2,435

              975

              476

                 291

 NA

2014

2,015

151

2,450

              898

              483

                 345

                    83

2015

1,911

126

2,410

              913

              479

                 299

                    84

2016

1,776

90

2,388

              872

              464

                 241

                    90

 

Source: US Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE). Estimates are for 2015.

 

 

2,445

Number of People (All Ages) living in Poverty in locality

21%

Percent of People (All Ages) living in Poverty in locality

816

Number of Children (< 18 years) living in Poverty in locality

34%

Percent of Children (< 18 years) living in Poverty in locality

 

 

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