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Program areas at Brightpoint
Child education -child education programs include the early head start and head start programs.the early head start program is a federally funded, early childhood program, created to break the cycle of poverty by providing services to children from low-income families. Home visitors come into the home weekly to provide family services and work with parent and child on activities based on their child's age and family needs.the head start program provides preschool services and social services for parents of children ages 3-5 years old. Preschool children receive education, health, mental health, nutrition, dental, vision, and hearing services.in fiscal year 2019 1,187 participants were served with these programs.
Self-sufficiency - provides assistance to aid clients in achieving self-sufficiency through transportation, family development, enrollment in health insurance programs, job training for youth, and other support.in fiscal year 2019 14,810 participants were served with these programs.
Weatherization and energy -the weatherization program provides free, energy-efficient improvements for the homes of low-income families. Improvements may include insulating attics, walls and mobile home bellies, as well as, repairing poorly installed heating system equipment or leaking ducts, and some furnaces. The energy assistance programs include both heating and summer cooling assistance. The energy assistance program pays a portion of a client's winter heating bills. Summer cooling also provides air conditioners or utility bill credits in summer months, depending on a family's situation. The energy assistance programs assists a client with a one-time benefit that is applied to their winter heating bills. Summer assistance is based on whether there are funds left from the heating season. Program year 2019 only allowed for summer crisis benefits to be available to the most vulnerable population (elderly, disabled, households with children under the age of 5 and veterans). Clients must be in disconnect or disconnected already on their electric bill. It is a one time $200 benefit. In fiscal year 2019 9,420 families were served by these programs.