In 2012, Tri-CAP:
- Provided Fuel Assistance payments and arranged utility discount payments for 6,084 households
- Weatherized 293 homes
- Repaired or replaced 391 heating systems
- Completed 317 appliance management audits and provided new lightbulbs and appliances to lower electricity costs
- Responded to 92 emergency no-heat situations
- Enrolled 6,011 households in utility discount programs
Advocacy & Community Services
ACS served 1829 people in 954 households.
- Provided legal services to 663 households
- Prevented case management, housing search and emergency financial assistance to over 117 households.
- Provided food, clothing, transportation, and advocacy for 166 homeless individuals.
- Placed 60 unsheltered homeless individuals in emergency shelter and 7 in transitional housing
- Placed 43 homeless individuals and 5 people with HIV/AIDS in permanent homes. Helped 13 homeless individuals obtain employment.
- Coordinated the Tri-City Hunger Network, a coalition of food pantries and health care professionals. Distributed over 3,725 bags of food each month, and expanded food services by acting as fiscal conduit and EBT Coordinator for a new Malden Farmer’s Market.
- Filed taxes for 250 households
Children & Family Services
- Enrolled 176 children in Head Start providing comprehensive child care and family services, including immunizations, medical care, and dental care
- Provided 14,065 summer meals in Medford and Everett
- Provided free computers, Internet access, coffee/tea to 777 Cyber Cafe visitors. Launched basic computing and introductory job search classes.
Environmental and Social Justice
- Launched a Good Jobs Campaign in the City of Everett, working with Cambridge Health Alliance, La Comunidad, Action for Regional Equity, and unions to outreach and engage low income immigrant workers, with a focus on workers in industries that employ a high number of low income immigrants as contract labor.
- Engaged 1000 Tri-City residents in campaign to restore the Malden River and co-coordinated the annual Malden River Fest.
- Provided environmental after school and summer service-learning to 30 Malden youth in the after-school Storm Water Club at local middle schools.
- From 2010-2: Installed 3 green infrastructure projects–two rain gardens and a pond restoration project and worked with Malden youth to create an award-winning documentary.