Bethesda House Revenue Sources & Use of Funds

For the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2016 87% of Bethesda House’s Revenue came from Federal State and Government Sources, or for Fee for Service operations and 13% came from Contributions our public friends and supporters. This is illustrated by the pie chart below:

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The contributions serve an extremely important function of providing funds for services not provided by any other source are needed to keep Bethesda House running to manage the following services:

Residential supported by US Department of HUD, Veterans Administration, NYS OTDA: NYSSHP, and Fee for Service

Case Management supported by City of Schenectady, NYS OTDA: STEHP, Schenectady County Community Service: OMH, Schenectady County, and Fee for Service

Program Department supported by City of Schenectady, NYS OTDA: STEHP, Regional Food Bank, Concern for the Hungry, and United Way: Food Security Award

Administration supported by all revenue sources

All program services are supported by grants and private contributions.

The Funds (Revenue) provided and the programs supported by those funds are described below:

Federal Funds (41%) HUD - United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

Permanent Supportive Housing: Long-term housing that has supportive services for homeless persons with disabilities. Single adults receive stable, permanent housing, while developing the skills needed to become independent.

State Funds (23%)

  • NYS OTDA: New York State Supportive Housing Program (NYSSHP)

NYSSHP supports eligible services to people who are homeless or at risk and whose head of household needs services to maintain stable housing.

  • Solution to End Homelessness Program (STEHP)

STEHP funding is intended to enhance and support the quality and quantity of facilities and services currently available to address the needs of homeless individuals and families, and those households at risk of homelessness in New York State.

  • Schenectady County Community Services: OMH

Supports Case Management and Social Work services to the homeless population with mental illness and substance abuse

Local Government Funds (10%)

City of Schenectady

  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG):

Emergency Solutions Grants funds support, in part, the Day Drop-in Emergency Services and Housing Homeless and Eviction Prevention programs.

  • HOME Subsidy Grant:

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) is the largest Federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.

Schenectady County

  • Schenectady County Department of Social Services

Supports Intensive Case Management services specific to housing people from emergency shelters.

Fee for Service (11%)

Veteran Administration: Transitional Housing Program for Veterans

In collaboration with the Veterans Administration, this grant provides transitional housing for veterans. Comprehensive support services include outreach, assessment, emergency services, and case management.

Other (1%)

  • United Way: Food Security

Supports the Community Food and Nutrition Program.

  • Regional Food Bank (HPNAP)

Awards support the agency’s Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry

  • Concern for the Hungry

Supports the Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry

Contributions (13%)

Contributions support:

Emergency and Essential Services:

  • Showers
  • Socks and Underwear
  • Telecommunications: phone, fax, copy documents
  • Hygiene Kits
  • Daily Meal
  • Food Pantry
  • Laundry: use of machines, tokens, laundry products
  • Lockers
  • Mailboxes: supply mailboxes, support to sort and give guests their mail
  • Clothing

Women’s Group weekly meeting with meal

Men’s Group weekly meeting with meal

Case Management:

  • Crisis
  • Housing
  • Representative Payee

Social Work: Mental Health

  • Engagement and connection to services
  • Counseling
  • On-going support

Access to Facilitators:

            Blood Pressure Clinic

            CDPHP, Well Care, and Fidelis Insurance Representatives

            Alliance for Positive Health

Cornell Cooperative Extension

  • Nutrition Education
  • Food Budgeting