Outcomes

METHODS FOR EVALUATING PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS

All client information is entered into Open Doors database which tracks service delivery, frequency, and outcomes.

Crisis/Respite Nursery

Clients using the Crisis/Respite Nursery are asked to fill out a measurement tool called FRIENDS Outcome Evaluation Survey. The survey breaks out respite from crisis care. The outcomes for the past fiscal year are as follows. Of the 1,755 individuals served:

Respite Care

97%

clients reported alleviated stress and trauma due to the availability of a safe house for their children

79%

clients reported their children would have been left in less desirable circumstances without these services

Crisis Care

81%

clients reported that their stress was greatly reduced

13%

clients reported that their stress was slightly reduced

Family Support Case Management

All parents participating in the program take a pre and post test called the Adult Adolescent Parent Inventory (AAPI) to asses parenting on a 10 point scale.

68%

parents felt better qualified as a parent

48%

parents were less likely to physically discipline their children

Homeless Prevention

Data is derived from HUD grant yearly report

91%

families moved into permanent housing

73%

resided in supportive housing for 6 months

61%

of heads of households obtained employment

58%

heads of households completed 6 Life Skills Classes

32%

heads of households obtained a certificate of completion in a school program with a positive job outlook

52%

families were diverted from homelessness

Circles Peer Mentoring Program

Data is derived from Circles USA data base

  • 32% obtained full time employment
  • 12% purchased homes
  • 22% increased assets
  • 8% obtained living wage jobs
  • 38% increased education/job skills