July, 2019 – June, 2020
Vita served 1,328 adults and 45 families through its free literacy and decision-making programs and CareerLink® Workshops.**
Vita offers free instruction in the community and the Bucks County Correctional facilities to prepare adults to function effectively in their roles as family members, employees, and citizens. Last year, Vita served 756 adults and 45 families.
English as a Second Language
- Served 323 adult learners in 22 classes, taught by professional staff, at seven sites throughout Bucks County.
- Provided small group instruction and one-to-one tutoring to 45 adults, led by 18 well-trained volunteer tutors, at one site.
- Served 45 families in Family Literacy Programs at Centennial and Bristol Township school districts.
Basic Literacy and GED
- Served 203 adults in 27 GED and Pre-GED reading, writing and math classes, taught by professional staff, at seven sites.
- Provided small group instruction and one-to-one tutoring in reading, writing, and math to 140 adults, led by 56 well-trained volunteer tutors, at seven sites.
Decisions is a suite of cognitive behavioral skills programs offered in the Bucks County Correctional facilities and in the community. Vita served 189 men and women in the following programs, taught by three professional facilitators and five volunteer tutors.
- Decisions for Living tutoring and groups – Giving incarcerated adults the tools they need to make sound decisions so they can reintegrate more effectively into the community.
- Job Readiness – Incorporates the Decisions model as it applies to re-entry of inmates to the workforce.
- Decisions For Change – Offered to men and women on probation or parole to help individuals with the many decisions they face upon reentry into the community.
Workshops focus on the training and employment services offered by the CareerLink® for those with barriers to employment. Vita served 383 adults in this capacity in the community and correctional facilities.
- Served 219 adult learners in Vita’s English as a Second Language and literacy classes.
- Served 141 men and women in the correctional facility and community correction centers, and people on probation or parole.
- Serves 23 youth, age 13 to 18, in the Youth Detention Center
**Programs were significantly impacted this year by the COVID-19 crisis that began in March, including cessation of programs in the correctional facilities and curtailment of CareerLink® Workshops and in-person literacy classes.