Download Desert Mission's 2012 Annual Report, titled Hope in the New Normal.
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Annual Report Highlights
- In 2012, Desert Mission served almost 10,000 more unduplicated clients than we served in 2010. That's 39,805 people in 2012 alone, and these dramatic jumps in numbers speak to the many difficulties people still face as our economy struggles to regain its footing. Many are now navigating a new path back to self-sufficiency. These daily challenges are the "new normal" for many people who never before knew about — or had to use — the services of the Desert Mission.
- Desert Mission Food Bank distributed 40,752 emergency food boxes, a 12 percent increase compared to 2011. Area school kids received 40,352 Snack Pacs, a 45 percent increase compared to 2011.
- Community Health Center had 4,347 patient visits. For patients between 11 and 15 years old, the immunization rate was an award-winning 97 percent.
- Children's Dental Clinic furnished 3,420 dental visits (8 percent more than in 2011), and screened 8,550 students at local schools (a 52 percent increase).
- Visits to Marley House increased 9 percent, to 1,866 counseling visits. The behavioral health clinic provided counseling to 310 individuals and families.
- Lincoln Learning Center had 447 children enrolled; 76 of these received tuition assistance.
- Adult Day Health Care had 8,719 client visits, with an average daily census of 32.
- Neighborhood Renewal counseled 341 families on housing, and helped 121 new homeowners (61 percent more than 2011) leverage more than $13.8 million in mortgages.