More than 5,000 people participated in our counseling, housing, education, foster care, mental health, shelter and basic needs programs. Bill Wilson Center’s Crisis Lines and Street Outreach programs connected with more than 30,000 people.
The benefits of social service safety nets such as Bill Wilson Center are numerous. Bill Wilson Center services not only address the various needs of individuals in our community, they also equate to long-term economic savings at the State and County level.
Below are a few highlights from last year showing the deeper impact of Bill Wilson Center services.
• 154 students and their families on the verge of homelessness were able to remain in their homes due to BWC’s Family Advocacy Services school based program. This allowed 89% of the youth to improve their academic grades.
• BWC’s Crisis Residential Center helped 238 runaway and homeless youth (ages 11-17) with counseling and housing services. With the skills learned at BWC,93% of the youth reunited with family or exited to a stable placement.