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Crisis Shelter Program GOALS To stabilize youth and families in crisis To develop stable living conditions for youth To engage families in the resolution.

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1 Crisis Shelter Program GOALS To stabilize youth and families in crisis To develop stable living conditions for youth To engage families in the resolution process To improve family functioning

2 Crisis Shelter Program WHAT WE FOUND Calendar Year 2013 Total Youth Discharged = % of youth developed a crisis plan and 83% made progress on the plan 2,011 nights of shelter were provided with 539 episodes of service 1,997 hours of billable crisis intervention were provided

3 Crisis Shelter Program WHAT WE FOUND Total Youth Discharged = % attended a face to face family session with a counselor 94% were linked or referred to follow-up services at discharge 70% of youth returned to guardian/relative home

4 Crisis Shelter Program WHAT WE FOUND 90 day follow up calls (N=120) 80% of those successfully contacted for 90 day follow-up reported not running away again 85% report living where they planned to live after exiting the program Satisfaction Survey (N=122) Scale 1-5: 1=strongly agree; 5=strongly disagree) Huckleberry House Services helped me: Average rating 2.3 Staff was supportive:Average rating 1.8 My situation improved:Average rating 2.7 I would come back if I needed help:Average rating 1.9 Overall satisfaction:Average rating 1.8

5 Crisis Shelter Program WHAT WE LEARNED Nights of the shelter provided has increased 11.5% since CY2011 Total youth episodes decreased 10% Family sessions increased 8%

6 Youth Outreach Program GOALS To identify, engage and link to community resources all un/underserved at-risk youth To improve the well-being of at-risk youth

7 Youth Outreach Program WHAT WE FOUND Total Youth Discharged = years old at intake = 59% 64% of youth were linked to support services at discharge TLP / living independently (16), family/friend (65), FCCS (2), adult shelter (6) and unknown (36)

8 Youth Outreach Program WHAT WE FOUND Total Youth Discharged = 125 Top 3 goal areas identified in plans: Housing Employment Education

9 Youth Outreach Program WHAT WE LEARNED 29% of referrals to individual case management were from school staff and 24% were directly from Outreach workers Housing, employment and education continue to be the top goal areas.

10 Family Support Program Counseling GOALS To improve individual and family functioning

11 Family Support Program Counseling and HIP WHAT WE FOUND Total youth served = 114 Total youth discharged = 53 Age: 7-15 years (18%) years (39%) years (43%) Gender: female (73%) male (27%) Case Length: FSP LOS = 9 Months

12 Family Support Program Counseling WHAT WE FOUND Total youth discharged = 53 66% (35) remained with a parent or guardian 23% (12) independent living 4% (2) Franklin County Children Services 6% (3) correctional facility 1% (1) unknown/lost contact

13 Family Support Program Counseling WHAT WE FOUND Total youth discharged = 53 Ohio Scales Data (based on a comparison of the first and last survey taken by youth) Functioning – 68% reported improved functioning Problems – 69% reported a decrease in problems

14 Transitional Living Program GOALS To enable homeless youth to obtain and maintain permanent housing To help youth become more self-sufficient through employment & education To help youth learn to live independently

15 Transitional Living Program WHAT WE FOUND Total Youth Discharged = 27 (20 single and 7 parenting) 93% (25/27) exited to permanent housing 19 youth “completed the program” by Huck House definition with an average length of stay = 14 months (4/19 to complete the program were parenting youth) 8 youth exited due to non-compliance (2), criminal activity (2) or other housing opportunities (4) with an average length of stay 2 months

16 Transitional Living Program WHAT WE FOUND Total Youth Discharged = 27 (20 single and 7 parenting) Youth who completed the program (N=19): 95% (18/19) youth made progress on educational goals 95% ( 18/19) youth met at least 50% of the objectives on their Service Plan 89% (17/19) youth had a passing score on the independent living skill assessment 6 youth employed (4 also had food stamps); 3 receiving cash benefits + food stamps; 9 food stamps only

17 Transitional Living Program WHAT WE FOUND Total Youth Discharged = 27 (20 single and 7 parenting) Parenting youth who completed the program (N=4): 4 youth made progress on educational goals 4 youth met at least 50% of their Service Plan Objectives 4 youth had a passing score on the independent living skills assessment 1 youth employed at exit w/ cash assistance and food stamps; 3 receiving cash benefits + food stamps

18 Transitional Living Program WHAT WE LEARNED The percentage of youth “completing the program” by our definition increased from 50% to 70% The Parenting Mentor is critical to the teen parents’ success. More structure has reduced the number of exits due to “non- compliance”


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