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1 HOMELESS POPULATION Karly Porter Paula Williams Alisha Eversole Modified by Dr. Carol Albrecht Numbers and charts have been modified, and information has been fabricated – so this slide show should only be used for an example.

2 Introduction  Cache County: 207 homeless children in 2009  No centralized location to receive services  Outside pressure to serve homeless population

3 NeedsAssessment Needs Assessment  Attitudes of Community Leaders  Available services for individuals who are homeless in Cache Valley

4 Purpose This study was implemented to evaluate the number and quality of resources available for individuals who are homeless in Cache Valley

5 Data Collection Telephone and Self-Administered Surveys completed by (95) Community Leaders  Social Service  Civic Leaders  Law Enforcement  Religious  Medical  Educational

6 Descriptive Statistics for Respondents GenderNumberPercent Male Female Types of Leaders Social Service College Student Civic/Political Law Enforcement Religious Education Medical

7 Descriptive Statistics Respondents AverageRange Years employed at current job Number of years lived in Cache Valley

8 Measurement of Perception of Need Programs for Individuals who are Homeless Existence of Programs Respondents indicated (1) YES, (2) Don’t Know or (3) NO Concern about Quality and Quantity of current Programs Respondents indicated (1) not at all concerned to (6) very concerned Quality of Existing Programs Respondents indicated (1) Poor to (5) Excellent

9 Results Are Adequate Number Homeless Services Available? NumberPercent No % Don’t Know % Yes %

10 Results Are Adequate Number of Homeless Shelters Available? NumberPercent No % Don’t Know % Yes %

11 Results Measurement of Attitudes

12 Results Measurement of Attitudes (Cont.)

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14 Results Extent to which you are concerned about the services available for individuals who are homeless (in percent)

15 Results

16 Quotes “Need something. Raising awareness of the problems is the first step. Then funding will be the next issue; people need help to afford these services but the tax payers don’t want to help.” -Social Service Worker

17 Summary and Conclusions Summary  40% or less felt there were adequate services and shelters.  Majority feel the “homeless problem” is increasing.  Majority feel we lack resources for homeless and are concerned.


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