Hancock Resource Center served 3,060 families in 2016 with a total economic impact of $6,841,078 in the community. Over 1,802 hours of volunteer labor were coordinated through HRC in 2016, amounting to $37,195 in donated labor benefiting residents of Hancock County.
· Foreclosure prevention counseling was provided for 108 families statewide through the Homesaver program; 53 home foreclosures were prevented through this counseling, 8 of which were homes in Hancock County. The value of the preserved homes is $6,417,197 statewide with an impact in Hancock County of $1,081,026. · Through partnerships with Federal Home Loan Bank and The First, A National Banking Association, HRC provided home rehab and accessibility features for 35 low-income, elderly and/or disabled homeowners with an economic impact of $253,704. · HRC provided Homebuyer’s Education, Home Maintenance Education, Budget Counseling, Credit Counseling, Basic Computer,Resume Writing and Basic Employment Skills classes to 144 residents in Hancock County, affording them the opportunity to improve their financial standing. · The Transitional Housing Program for women affected by domestic violence assisted 10 families with relocation/rental assistance, employment training, transportation and childcare assistance, allowing survivors to move toward self-sufficiency. This program totaled $14,973 in services to Hancock County women. · Through the Emergency Solutions Grant, HRC was able to provide housing stabilization services (rental assistance, deposit assistance, and supportive services) to 30 homeless and at-risk residents of Hancock County, with direct services totaling $37,804. · HRC assisted 3 families through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program by providing $1,659 in essential, emergency housing stabilization services. · The Supportive Services for Veteran Families program allowed HRC to provide housing stabilization and supportive services to 38 Veterans and their families totaling $46,360 in services. · The Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program provided critical employment services to 28 homeless Veterans in the lower six counties. · In partnership with Hope Haven, HRC provided coordination of The Salvation Army Angel Tree® and Toys for Tots® programs,serving 280 children in 124 families with an economic impact of $28,630. · The Navigator program provided critical case management to 31 families whose children are in CPS custody. · Hancock Resource Center was able to secure $125,000 to help address the drug issue in Hancock County through the Drug- Free Community Support program. · Twenty-nine students graduated from the fourth high school class of the Hancock Youth Leadership Academy, a year-long program that promotes the development of leadership by teaching character, courage, and service. · Twenty-two Hancock County eighth graders graduated from the fifth junior high class of the Hancock Youth Leadership Academy in 2016. · HRC employs 14 people; 13 live in Hancock County.