Report shows benefits of community service funds

1 year 8 months 3 weeks ago Monday, April 24 2017 Apr 24, 2017 Monday, April 24, 2017 1:34:00 PM CDT April 24, 2017 in News
By: Lexi Larson, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - The Boone County Community Services Department recently released its 2016 Annual Report and Program Directory, which highlights where money from the Children’s Services, Community Health, Domestic Violence, and Social Services Funds went and how they benefited those organizations. 

The Community Services Department funds 47 programs aimed at improving the lives of Boone County residents. 

In 2016, the Children's Services Fund accumulated over $6 million dollars in revenue. The Community Health Fund raised $500,000, the Social Services Fund raised $30,000 and the Domestic Violence Fund raised $27,000.

The Children's Services Fund was created in 2012 to provide services to protect the well-being and safety of children and youth nineteen years of age or less and to strengthen families.

The largest portion of the fund, 38 percent, went to children ages six to 11.
 
Kelly Wallis, the Boone County Community Services Director, said the Children's Services Fund has so much more money because it has a designated sales tax. 
 
"The other funds, like the Domestic Violence Fund, the only funding for that is through some court fees, so we only get the designated court fees go into that fund."
 
Wallis said she thinks the biggest impact the Children's Services Fund has had on the community is allowing all children in Boone County schools to be screened.
 
"So we're able to identify children who might be high risk, and we're able to identify them earlier," Wallis said. "We also have brought that down to early childhood centers."
 
One organization that has benefited from the Children's Services Fund is the Columbia Boys & Girls Club. 

Columbia Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Valorie Livingston said her organization received $250,000 from the Fund in 2016.

"It has allowed us to enhance and expand programs, as well as provide mental health support to the youth and families that we serve."

For example, Livingston said the money funded the hiring of a full time licensed clinical social worker.

"So that we had somebody on site to provide additional support and advice four our staff on how to handle certain situations with kids."

Livingston said the fund has allowed the Boys & Girls Club to help over 500 children last year alone. 

 
 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Fire Department is working to put out a fire on Fyfer Place. Crews responded to... More >>
4 hours ago Sunday, January 20 2019 Jan 20, 2019 Sunday, January 20, 2019 3:43:00 PM CST January 20, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Broadway Diner is eliminating its late night service in an effort to keep a "family friendly" atmosphere.... More >>
5 hours ago Sunday, January 20 2019 Jan 20, 2019 Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:28:00 PM CST January 20, 2019 in News
CHICAGO (AP) — Activists and others who were disappointed by the outcome of two historic cases involving the killing... More >>
12 hours ago Sunday, January 20 2019 Jan 20, 2019 Sunday, January 20, 2019 7:23:00 AM CST January 20, 2019 in News
FULTON - The McDonald's on Business 54 was evacuated Saturday evening after a man threatened to shoot everyone, police said.... More >>
19 hours ago Sunday, January 20 2019 Jan 20, 2019 Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:29:00 AM CST January 20, 2019 in News
HOLTS SUMMIT - The weather conditions on Saturday made it difficult to put out a two-story house fire, firefighters said.... More >>
20 hours ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 11:10:00 PM CST January 19, 2019 in News
BOONE COUNTY - Firefighters say no one was injured after a house fire Saturday evening on North Jennings Road near... More >>
20 hours ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:59:00 PM CST January 19, 2019 in News
MOBERLY - The Moberly Police Department is investigating a potential threat to Moberly Middle School. In a post on... More >>
23 hours ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:00:00 PM CST January 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Finally something other than snow and clouds will be in the sky, a lunar eclipse! The only total... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:08:00 PM CST January 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Dozens of marches and rallies were held across the nation Saturday, including one in mid-Missouri. This weekend... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 6:35:00 PM CST January 19, 2019 in News
ROCHEPORT – A professional bull rider who lived in Rocheport died Tuesday evening during a competition in Denver. Mason... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 5:15:00 PM CST January 19, 2019 in News
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri roads officials say a 15-vehicle crash has blocked a section of Interstate 55 on... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 5:02:11 PM CST January 19, 2019 in News
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump proposed extending protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and individuals with Temporary Protected... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:51:44 PM CST January 19, 2019 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking a shutdown solution, President Donald Trump was expected to announce Saturday that in exchange for money... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:34:46 PM CST January 19, 2019 in News
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain's prayer. President Donald Trump... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:12:13 PM CST January 19, 2019 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Now that Missouri is entering the medical marijuana industry, two Democratic lawmakers from Kansas City want... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 11:33:37 AM CST January 19, 2019 in News
INDEPENDENCE (AP) — A 36-year-old woman who worked for a subcontractor at the Lake City Ammunition Plant in Independence admitted... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:09:12 AM CST January 19, 2019 in News
SUNRISE BEACH - One man is dead after an ATV crash early Saturday morning. According to an online crash... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:29:00 AM CST January 19, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS - A Missouri man was one of the four Americans killed by a suicide bomber in Syria on... More >>
2 days ago Friday, January 18 2019 Jan 18, 2019 Friday, January 18, 2019 7:49:00 PM CST January 18, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 14°
8pm 14°
9pm 14°
10pm 13°
11pm 13°