Family Enrichment Network provides supportive services to parents and children in need of special attention, early intervention or other help. The non-profit organization offers a variety of support including classes, counseling, a housing program, healthcare consultations, help with food stamp applications, as well as food and nutrition outreach programs, among others. The program currently has 505 children enrolled in its Head Start program, which provides preschoolers with early learning experiences for optimal development, and 47 children in Special Education Integrated Classrooms.
Implementing an efficient solution
Prior to DocuWare, Family Enrichment Network’s teachers kept track of student attendance and classroom safety by filling out paper forms. Keeping attendance is crucial for the nonprofit, which is reimbursed based on the number of students enrolled. Paper record-keeping was cumbersome and unreliable - forms were lost or submitted late, resulting in delayed payments. “One year, a special education teacher forgot to submit attendance for the month of June and went home for the summer,” says Eric Bosworth, the organization’s Information Technology Director. “So we couldn't get the money for two months.” In 2017, the non-profit’s executive director decided to go paperless. “The next thing I knew I was installing DocuWare,” Bosworth says.