2011 / 2012 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 2011/2012, which began in July 1, 2011 and ended June 30, 2012. Unless otherwise stated (point in time statistics), all figures reflect the entire service year.

  • 4,363 individuals or households were receiving Medicaid assistance as of June 30, 2012.
  • 10,094 medically necessary one-way trips were arranged or provided for through the Medicaid Transportation Program.
  • 2,694 households were receiving Food and Nutrition Services as of June 30, 2012.
  • 61 families were receiving Work First cash assistance on June 30, 2012, with 141 participants involved in employment services over the course of the year.
  • Through Child Support Enforcement, Transylvania County served 869 children and collected in excess of $1,550,000 for their benefit.
  • 1,830 crisis situation were assessed and $370,495 in emergency¬† funds were distributed to benefit citizens.
  • $928,998 dollars of child care subsidy was provided to benefit 333 children. The primary purpose of child care subsidy is to support parents' employment.
  • 17 adults were able to attend Adult Day Health or Adult Care Center as recipients of the State Adult Day Care Program.
  • 64 adults were assessed for abuse, neglect or exploitation by caretakers
  • DSS served as legal guardian for 10 adults
  • 18 adults were able to remain in their homes as an alternative to long term care through the Special Assistance In-Home program.
  • 372 reports of potential child abuse / neglect were assessed.
  • 212 children were found to have been abused or neglected.
  • 55 children were served through the foster care program.
  • While no children formerly in DSS custody obtained a permanent home through adoption this year, 21 children in foster care were able to successfully return to a parent and 4 went to live with a relative.
  • 77 adoptive families were assisted with the receipt of state and federal adoption assistance funds.