SELF served 9,954 families throughout Butler County in 2012. SELF Accomplishments Accomplishments

  • SELF launched the Butler County Microenterprise & Microloan Program in collaboration with BizTech Center and Neighborhood Housing Services. In less than two years, 86 entrepreneurs completed the intense training, 25 new small businesses were launched and 7 microloans awarded totaling $24,500.
  • SELF’s Home Repair Initiative helped nearly 80 low-income families with free home repairs and mobility improvements in 2012.  The project grew to a year-round effort following the 2011 Middletown Group Workcamps experience. Now local volunteers and community groups continue to work on Butler County homes year-round.
  • 42 Individual Development Account (IDA) clients have cashed out and completed the program, purchasing assets totaling more than $1.2 million!
  • The agency has been recognized with 20 Best Practice Awards, including the 2012 Ohio CDC Project of the Year for the Hamilton Group Workcamp and Home Repairs Project.  In 2013 the Butler County Microenterprise & Microloan program was recognized by the John Glenn School of Public Affairs for its collaborative partnerships and successful efforts.