WAGES Community Action Agency has been selected as the Wayne County/ City of Goldsboro Human Relations BUSINESS OF THE YEAR!
Posted February 13, 2015.
WAGES Community Action Agency is celebrating FIFTY years of providing quality human service programs in our community. WAGES supports programs for children, families and the elderly with a focus on meeting the needs of low-income individuals. In 2014 WAGES’ achievements included mobilizing 1,598 local volunteers to serve 108,200 nutritious meals to seniors in our community through Meals on Wheels/Congregate Meals. The Foster Grandparent Program placed 110 seniors in schools and child cares to serve as role models and mentors to special needs children and 82 Senior Companions provided 66,350 volunteer hours of companionship and respite care to frail elderly in their homes. WAGES managed Walnut Street School Apartments which provided 55 apartments for low-income elderly. The Weatherization program reduced the energy burden for 82 families by installing insulation, air sealing and health & safety measures while 62 families with no functioning heat benefited from Heating Repair or Replacement. With assistance from the CSBG program, 14 individuals moved above poverty to become self-sufficient and more than 200 people benefited from the annual Clothing Give-Away. The Head Start and Early Head Start Programs positively impacted lives by providing a comprehensive child development program with family support, health/ nutrition/ dental services to 531 low-income families (617 children) in 2014. Extended Day served 58 children before and after school so that parents could hold productive jobs in the community. First Steps, a voluntary in-home visitation program, provided intensive support to 30 parents of children under age three as a part of WAGES commitment to young children. Serving the oldest to the youngest, WAGES has changed lives, mobilized resources and improved our community.