2010 / 2011 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 2010/2011, which began in July 1, 2010 and ended June 30, 2011. Unless otherwise stated (point in time statistics), all figures reflect the entire service year.

  • 4,165 individuals or households were receiving Medicaid assistance as of June 30, 2011.
  • 11,048 medically necessary one-way trips were arranged or provided for through the Medicaid Transportation Program.
  • 2,481 households were receiving Food and Nutrition Services as of June 30, 2011. This reflects a 22% increase over the previous year.
  • 54 families were receiving Work First cash assistance on June 30, 2011, with 128 recipients involved in employment services over the course of the year.
  • Through Child Support Enforcement, Transylvania County served 885 children and collected in excess of $1,600,000 for their benefit.
  • 1,355 citizens were assessed and $258,641.96 in Emergency Crisis Assistance Funds were distributed
  • $972,203 dollars of child care subsidy was provided to benefit 317 children. The primary purpose of child care subsidy is to support parents employment.
  • 19 adults were able to attend Adult Day Health or Adult Care Center as recipients of the State Adult Day Care Program.
  • 63 adults were assessed for abuse, neglect or exploitation by caretakers
  • DSS served as legal guardian for 12 adults
  • 18 adults were able to remain in their homes as an alternative to long term care through the Special Assistance In-Home program.
  • 316 reports of potential child abuse / neglect were assessed.
  • 189 children were found to have been abused or neglected.
  • 21 children were served through the foster care program.
  • 5 children formerly in DSS custody obtained a permanent home through adoption, while 10 children in foster care were able to successfully return to a parent or caretaker.
  • 81 adoptive families were assisted with the receipt of state and federal adoption assistance funds.