Measuring Success

measuring-sucess-492x270The following statistics show the total Emergency Aid provided in 2013-2014 as compared to 2012-2013. Including value of donated food (reason for increase) 

                                    $212,35                            $241,325

  • PACS serves as the first point of contact in empowering people in the Phoenixville Area to achieve self –sufficiency
  • PACS- when you don’t know where to turn for help

I&R – Connecting people with community resources

PACS connects people with community resources to help them meet their needs and manage as self-sufficiently as possible.

2012/13 2013/14
Total # of referrals to Agencies 15,386 17,947
Total # of referrals to Agencies 15,386 17,947
Total # of people assisted 1,559 1,731

Increases seen:

  • Number of referrals increased by 17%
  • people increased by 11%

Direct Aid – Emergency Food Pantry

Connecting people with emergency assistance

  • Duplicated means total households counting repetitive service
  • Unique are  households whether served once or with multiple visits
2012/13 2013/14
 Households (monthly average)  189  187
Total # households served (Duplicated) 2,269 2,269
 Total # households served (Unique) 599 599
Total # people (monthly average) 448 445
Total # people served (Duplicated) 5,378 5,341
Total # people served (Unique) 1,456 1,398
Food Purchased with community financial contributions $542 $1,256
Food Purchased through State Food Purchase Program (Credits) $14,000 $14,000
Estimated value of Community food donations $188,230 $190,000
  • Emergency pantry food is provided once per month per household
  •  People receive food only as long as they continue to have the need
  • In 2013-14, approximately 60% received food 3 times or less during the entire year
  •  In addition to foods PACS can purchase through this contract, a small amount of USDA commodities is received in donations from The Emergency Food $ Assistance Program (TEFAP)
  •  Community donations still account for approximately 85% of total food distributed to our neighbors needs.

Direct Aid – Other Emergency Needs

Connecting people with emergency assistance for non-food aid

2012/13 2013/14
Electric $648- 1 family $2,915- 7 families
Heat $15,177- 31 families $22,623- 44 families
Housing $6,750- 10 families $6,531- 10 families
Water & Sewer $596- 3 families N/A
Other basic needs $382- 15 families N/A
TOTAL $23,553- 64 families $32,069- 61 families