Durham County social services reports that it provided food for 23,458 residents in 2007-'08, and assisted 8,000 families with help paying rent and utility bills.
The county numbered those among highlights of social services' annual report, assessing accomplishments under the "results based accountability" policy that calls for the department's clients to be healthy, safe and stable, self-sufficient and pleased with customer service, and their children to be prepared for a doing well in school.
Some other points:
- No reported mistreatment of children in foster care;
- In-home support provided for 800 elderly and disabled people;
- Thirty finalized adoptions;
- Collecting an agency-record $16 million in child-support payments.
The full report is available at http://www.co.durham.nc.us/departments/dssv/Family_Focus_Initiative_Results_Reports/index.html . To save money, the county is not printing the report.