2012 / 2013 Annual Report

Transylvania County is committed to service excellence in the programs we administer.  Below are statistics and facts regarding our services for state fiscal year 2012/2013, which began in July 1, 2012 and ended June 30, 2013. Unless otherwise stated (point in time statistics), all figures reflect the entire service year.

  • 4,419 individuals or households were receiving Medicaid assistance as of June 30, 2013. 
  • 11,876 medically necessary one-way trips were arranged or provided for through the Medicaid Transportation Program. 
  • 2,774 households were receiving Food and Nutrition Services as of June 30, 2013. 
  • 57 families were receiving Work First cash assistance on June 30, 2013, with 131 participants involved in employment services over the course of the year.
  • Through Child Support Enforcement, Transylvania County served 918 children and collected $1,571,868 for their benefit. 
  • 1,645 crisis situations were assessed and $342,145 in emergency funds were distributed to benefit citizens. Heating assistance was provided through a partnership with The Sharing House in fiscal year 2012/2013.
  • $976,238 dollars of child care subsidy was provided to benefit 304 children. The primary purpose of child care subsidy is to support parents' employment. 
  • 20 adults were able to attend an Adult Care Center as recipients of the State Adult Day Care Program. 
  • 53 adults were assessed for abuse, neglect or exploitation  
  • DSS served as legal guardian for 13 adults. 
  • 21 adults were able to remain in their homes as an alternative to long term care through the Special Assistance In-Home program. 
  • 295 reports of potential child abuse / neglect were assessed. 
  • 197 children were found to have been abused or neglected. 
  • 67 children were served through the foster care program. 
  • One child formerly in DSS custody obtained a permanent home through adoption this year, while 26 children in foster care were able to successfully return to a parent and 4 went to live with a relative. 
  • 74 adoptive families were assisted with the receipt of state and federal adoption assistance funds.