Community Action Programs are required to complete needs assessments every three years to identify the strengths and resources available in the community to meet the needs of children, youth, and families. The assessment focuses on the capabilities of the community, including its citizens, agencies, and organizations.
A Community Needs Assessment gives helpful information to assist in directing service delivery. To do this, we need to figure out who our clients are, whether or not they value the services they receive, and what is important to them. We are currently requesting community members to take the 2021 Community Needs Assessment.
September 2021 Update
The response to the survey has exceeded our expectation and we have done a preliminary review and are excited about the information we have received. We are going to keep the survey opened a little bit longer and do some targeted recruitment and outreach to communities who were not represented at all or underrepresented. We will close the survey for reporting purposes on August 31, 2021. Our report is due to our funder by September 30, 2021. We will continue to collect information through August 31, 2021 and will use the additional data to also inform next steps. Once the report is written we will hold a town hall to share our findings. We anticipate holding the townhall sometime in October 2021.