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Increasingly, organizations are being asked by funders and stakeholders to “prove their successes” using formal evaluation methods and data. This information helps ensure that programs are effective and that the donor dollar is being used wisely and...
Nigel Simister, Rachel Smith
Few doubt the importance of capacity building in the modern era, and few would deny that effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is needed to support this work. Nevertheless, the monitoring and evaluation of capacity building is as much a...
Northern Ireland Audit Office
Homelessness can affect anyone in society. Contrary to popular belief, it is not restricted to people who sleep rough. Many households, recorded in official statistics as homeless, are living somewhere that it is not suitable for them. Other...
The case plan is used to structure activities during the participants’ stay at ROP. Youth must have a primary focus on employment and/or education, or if dealing with mental health or addictions issues may follow an alternative track that looks at...
The Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) database is a form of case management software, created by Social Solutions, a company based out of Baltimore, US. It is an electronic database system used to measure different program outcomes. With Covenant House, ETO...
As an important component of continuous program development and ensuring they achieve high outcomes for youth, program staff maintain a high level of connectivity with past clients, whether they completed the program or not. As a result, staff are...
Successful efforts to reduce and end homelessness require solid and consistent data at the local, regional and national levels.  A standard methodology, with local flexibility, ensures accuracy and comparability of data across communities. Over time...
The Street Count To determine the number of volunteers you need to recruit, consider the scope of your approach. Will you take a full coverage or known locations approach (or a combination)? How many zones are you expecting to cover? How many...
A great deal of planning and foresight is required to administer a count. Although no count will be perfect, you can mitigate most risks with safety plans, contingency plans and thorough volunteer training.  A Focus on Youth Implementing a Youth...
In Coming of Age: Reimagining the Response to Youth Homelessness in Canada, Dr. Stephen Gaetz argues that ending youth homelessness is not simply assuming that youth will never need emergency services again, but rather that we develop strategies to...
There are four main components of the planning team that you will want to consider: note, that you may have all of these roles or a combination thereof depending on local context and resources.  Figure 4: Planning Team Media Folder: Media Root  1....
Certain plans include a detailed implementation framework that outlines accountabilities and timelines for achieving the proposed outcomes. This will be an important consideration as you develop your plan. Will you give direction regarding...
This appendix provides an overview of potential measures to advance solutions to end youth homelessness in Ontario and the role Service Managers play in the housing and homelessness system, which often intersects with other provincially funded and...
All Chicago
The Ending Veteran Homelessness Initiative (EVHI) is an effort by local, regional, and federal partners to end and prevent homelessness among veterans in the city of Chicago through a coordinated, data-driven process. The initiative built off the...