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Program areas at CitySquare
Citysquare fights poverty through service because we believe our neighbors can obtain their dreams and goals when given the opportunity. To achieve this, Citysquare engages in a comprehensive model that considers a variety of social, physical and environmental needs that support an individual's ability to thrive. Below are highlights of programs offered by Citysquare and some of the key achievements of 2019.housing programs (see continuation on schedule o):housing programs (continued):citysquare operates a variety of housing programs that resulted in approximately 700 individuals receiving housing during 2019. As a strong advocate of housing first, Citysquare believes in providing wraparound services that support individuals in maintaining their housing long term. For example, Citysquare provides case management services to ensure individuals obtain appropriate referrals, have support in meeting their own personal goals, and are engaged in program activities that promote community.
Hope programs:legal action works (law) provides legal assistance to low-income families who could not otherwise afford legal representation. In 2019, 267 individuals were served through our family law program resulting in positive outcomes for over 200 children.workpaths is Citysquare's job training and placement program for individuals seeking to become self-sufficient and escape poverty. (see continuation on schedule o)hope programs (continued):in 2019, workpaths served just over 250 neighbors seeking a livable wage job in construction or hospitality through the delivery of training in computer skills, soft skills and other occupational expertise. Citysquare's financial empowerment program assists families with financial planning to secure a stable and prosperous financial future. Oftentimes, workpaths participants obtain services from financial empowerment as well; in 2019, there were almost 300 new neighbors enrolled that received employment services, income/resource support and financial capability support/coaching.transition resource action center (trac) provides a "one stop" assessment/intake and referral facility for transitional living services to youth exiting foster and juvenile care in north Texas. Trac brings together community resources and intensive case management services and is the only such program in north Texas that exists to comprehensively address the needs of this population. In 2019, trac served over 1,000 of the most challenged at-risk teens by helping them make a life plan and acquire the skills they need to survive on their own after they reach age 18. Trac operates in two sites, one of which is a collaborative with a youth shelter and the dallas independent school district.neighbor support services provides individuals with case management and referrals to community resources either at Citysquare or other organizations in the community. Over 900 individuals were served in 2019 leading to over 650 referrals to support services. Additionally, emergency goods such as bus passes and hygiene kits were distributed. The homeless outreach team works to meet individuals where they are - whether it is in the streets or in encampments; in 2019, they engaged over 750 individuals and placed nearly 50 individuals into rapid rehousing while placing over 100 on the housing priority list to await available housing.citysquare operates the largest americorps program in north Texas, and its members are a vital support to virtually every program that Citysquare offers. In 2019, over 350 members worked over 155,000 hours to promote academic engagement, food security and social services across Citysquare and other community organizations.
Hunger programs:food service programs - Citysquare's summer food service program (sfsp) and child and adult care food program (cacfp) provide meals year-round to children living in poverty in areas surrounding the dallas-ft. worth metroplex and denver. The major funder of these programs is the united states department of agriculture (usda); cacfp funding is used to provide children with after-school meals and sfsp funding is used to provide children with meals during the summer months. In 2019, the programs delivered over 600,000 meals to over 10,000 children.