Our Annual Reports give an overview of funding, services provided and highlights from the prior year. Hear from clients, see outcomes and learn about the history and future growth of our agency.
What follows is a summary from the Board President’s letter in the 2017 Annual Report:
We achieved some major goals and look to accomplish even more in the coming year. As always I am thankful for our supporters, my fellow members of the Board of Directors, the volunteers, and the staff for all of the ways they work together to serve and support victims in our communities.
We served 1,877 victims of abuse this year; that number is just slightly more than last year. Of those victims served, 55% were victims of family violence. We did have a significant increase in the number of sexual assault and abuse victims served from 512 in FY2016 to 746 sexual assault victims served this year.
Our outreach continues to grow, and as a result our HELPline numbers increased by almost 30%. Our staff and volunteers answered 3,188 hotline calls and responded to 56 Hospital Emergency Advocate Response Team (HEARTeam) calls to area hospitals to provide advocacy to victims of sexual assault and family violence.
The McCoy Family Shelter provided 7,057 nights of safety to 396 women, men and children. The shelter, as always, is a temporary safe haven for those fleeing the most dangerous situations. We are actively working on a more long term solution for victims and their children. Our Transitional Housing Project has moved from a dream to a tangible reality. The Building Hope Capital Campaign, while still in the silent phase, has raised $1,464,955. This includes an incredibly generous $1 million matching grant from the McCoy Family. We have currently raised more than one third of the funds needed to complete the project.
The increased availability of federal funds led to the decision of the board to provide significant pay increases for all of the staff along with a substantial increase in the starting salary for new hires. We hope to increase our competitiveness with Austin and San Antonio non-profits when hiring, increase staff tenure and reward longevity.
HCWC has closed another successful year through the hard work of everyone involved. It has been an honor to serve as president, and I look forward to what the next year will bring. I hope that we will capitalize on the opportunities granted to the agency and continue to increase our outreach into the communities we serve.
Please find previous annual reports below for download (PDF):