The Crawford County Outreach Center provides client intake, client assessment, client referrals, and coordinates with other community resources. The outreach center has a certified Family Development Specialist, assisted by senior aides and occasionally community volunteers. Staff work closely with local organizations to insure non-duplication of services and to maximize resources for resolving local poverty issues.
The goal is to strive to assist low-income families of Crawford County in becoming self-sufficient. A wide variety of programs, services, and referrals reflect this accomplishment.
Programs offered through the Crawford County Outreach Center are: emergency food assistance, through referrals to the local food pantry, "Temporary Aid Program," clothing room, LIHEAP, and utility assistance. In addition, Energy Wise kits are distributed.
Special projects include a Back to School Drive in August and participation in the Good Fellows Holiday Program occurs during the month of December.
Anyone is welcome to drop by, inquire about services, and speak with staff. Also, please inquire about any of West Central's other programs such as Head Start, WIC, Senior Aide Employment, and Child Care referrals.