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Plan for Riverfront Youth Shelter

Plan for Riverfront Youth Shelter

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Plan for Riverfront Youth Shelter
Plan for Riverfront Youth Shelter

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Published by: Statesman Journal on Jul 26, 2014
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LOGIC MODEL – Goals, Objectives, Activities, Short and Long Term Outcomes

Goal: To implement a systems approach where a common agenda, shared measurements, mutually reinforcing activities, and continuous
communication across partners supports runaway and homeless youth to build skills and capacities allowing for a safe exit from streets.

Objectives:  Provide safety to homeless youth 12-17 through emergency shelter, outreach activities, basic needs assistance, and harm reduction.
 Increase well-being for youth by facilitating linkages to community resources for health care, education, employment, and cultural
 Increase self-sufficiency for youth by enhancing skills for independent living, communication, relationship building, and self-reliance.
 Help youth to establish permanent connections with caring adults through family mediation and counseling, reconnecting to education,
skill building and skill advancement efforts.

Continuum of Care
Focus Areas
Activities Short Term Outcomes Long Term Outcomes
Riverfront Youth Shelter
(Emergency Shelter)
 Access to overnight shelter
for 12-17 year olds via
 Transportation to shelter in
evenings and to school or
case management in
 Basic need services
 Connections to case
 Breakfast meal service
 Homework supports
 2,190 bed nights available for runaway, homeless and street
youth 12-17 years of age per year for youth to receive
immediate shelter services up to 21 days.
 Youth will receive breakfast and be transported to school or to
partner organizations for case management supports
 75% of sheltered youth will return/remain in school
 Working through case management 60% of youth will reunite
with family
 Youth have safe exit from

HOME Street Outreach  Law enforcement run reports
 School district referrals
 Street outreach
 Case management

 200 runaway, homeless, and street youth, and families will
receive immediate triage, and resources and referrals to local
 Connect youth who have run/at-risk of running away with
mediation counseling to support for family reunification
 Youth have safe exit from

Marion County
Children’s Behavioral
Health and Psychiatric
Crisis Center
 Peer Support, Skills, Job
Search, and Activities
Groups by QMHA
 Individual and family therapy
sessions by QMHP
 Mental health services,
including assessments and
individual counseling QMHP
 Screenings for suicidal
participants QMHP
 Crisis intervention
 Work with youth with mental health issues
 Work with youth and families for reunification of youth back to
home when appropriate.
 Mental health support through crisis
 Mental health stability for
a safe return to stable
 Positive home experiences
for families
 Youth supported and
wanting to live
 Basic needs services are
given (food, clothing,
toiletries, etc)
 Access to education is
 Case management

 700+ youth will access day-shelter/stationary outreach services
 75 at-risk or runaway/homeless youth work through case
 20 youth successfully reunify with their families
 40 at-risk or runaway/homeless teens will regularly engage in
Guy’s and Lady’s group learning skills to live independently,
take care of themselves, and further their education.

 Youth receive the supports
needed to stabilize and
transition toward a healthy
Students in Transition
Education Program
(STEP) - McKinney-
 Case management
 Educational plan
 Implementation of
 Academic monitoring and
 School transportation
 Provision of school supplies
 Youth are aware of the rights and work with appropriate liaison
 Access to educational opportunities
 Youth’s educational needs are met
 75% of youth who contact STEP via system partnerships will
enroll in an educational placement
 60% of these students will achieve academic success (passing 4
or more classes or earning high school credit - academic
progress tracked utilizing student profile)

 Youth stay engaged in
school and graduate
Mano a Mano  Positive Youth Development
opportunities 3-8pm,
 Case management

100% of case management participants will graduate from high

100% of program participants will report feeling valued by
adults in their community

 100% of parents of participating youth will report improved
communication with their children

 Youth and families are
healthy and stay connected
HOME Youth
Empowerment Program
 Skill-based opportunities
 Financial literacy
 Resume and job applications

 Of the 85 unduplicated youth within the Youth Empowerment
Project (YEP) – 70% will complete their skill-based
 Of the 70% of YEP youth that complete their skill-based
opportunity – 60% will enter into another opportunity, gain
employment, and/or set future educational goals such as
community college, four year institution or military service
and begin a plan to obtain this future goal.
 Of the 70% of YEP youth that complete their skill-based
opportunity - 100% will stay enrolled in educational pursuits
as this is a requirement for participation.
 Of the 70% of YEP youth that complete their skill-based
opportunity - 100% will receive .5 elective school credits.

 Youth build employment
and financial literacy
skills and capacities that
contribute to the healthy,
positive, and productive
functioning of our youth
supporting their transition
to independent living and

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