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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 2012 Total Youth Discharged = % of youth developed a crisis plan and 94% made progress on the plan 1,982 nights of shelter were provided with 597 episodes of service 2,255 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 98% were linked or referred to follow-up services at discharge 76% of youth returned to guardian/relative home

4 Crisis Shelter Program WHAT WE FOUND 90 day follow up calls (N=91) 66% 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=134) Scale 1-5: 1=strongly agree; 5=strongly disagree) Huckleberry House Services helped me: Average rating 2.1 Staff was supportive:Average rating 2.0 My situation improved:Average rating 2.8 I would come back if I needed help:Average rating 2.1 Overall satisfaction:Average rating 1.9

5 Crisis Shelter Program WHAT WE LEARNED Nights of the shelter increased from 1,803 to 1,982 Total youth episodes increased to 546 to 597

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 = 62% 74% of youth were linked to support services at discharge TLP (1), family/friend (29), FCCS (1), adult shelter (3), residential treatment (1) and unknown (7)

8 Youth Outreach Program WHAT WE FOUND Total Youth Discharged = 42 Top 3 goal areas identified in plans: Employment Housing Education

9 Youth Outreach Program WHAT WE LEARNED 56% of outreach activities were in schools 54% of referrals to individual case management were from schools 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 = 152 Total youth discharged = 87 Age: 7-15 years (30%) years (44%) years (26%) Gender: female (71%) male (29%) Case Length: FSP LOS = 12 Months

12 Family Support Program Counseling WHAT WE FOUND Total youth discharged = 87 74% (64) remained with a parent or guardian 6% (5) independent living 5% (4) Franklin County Children Services 1% (1) homeless family center/other 14% (13) unknown/lost contact

13 Family Support Program Counseling WHAT WE FOUND Total youth discharged = 87 Ohio Scales Data (based on a comparison of the first and last survey taken by youth) Functioning – 67% reported improved functioning Problems – 83% 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 = 24 (17 single and 7 parenting) 88% (21/24) exited to permanent housing 12 youth “completed the program” by Huck House definition with an average length of stay = 12 months (4/12 to complete the program were parenting youth) 12 youth exited due to non-compliance or inadequate functioning level with an average length of stay <6 months

16 Transitional Living Program WHAT WE FOUND Total Youth Discharged = 24 (17 single and 7 parenting) Youth who completed the program (N=12): 12 youth made progress on educational goals 12 youth met at least 50% of the objectives on their Service Plan 92% (11/12) youth had a passing score on the independent living skill assessment 5 youth employed (2 also had food stamps); 3 receiving cash benefits + food stamps; 4 food stamps only

17 Transitional Living Program WHAT WE FOUND Total Youth Discharged = 24 (17 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 Parenting Mentor is critical to the teen parents’ success. More structure would have reduced the number of non- compliant exits from the program.


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