Community Needs Assessment


Community Needs Assessment

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. 

2021 Community Needs Assessment

Pierce County Human Services Department (PCHS) Community Action Programs (CAP) took on this 2021 Community Needs Assessment (CNA) to better understand the needs of our communities and gaps in services provided in Pierce County. This assessment also fulfills the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) requirement to complete a detailed needs analysis of the communities served by grantees every three years.

The CNA gathers information from Pierce County residents as well social service providers on topics that range from social and economic issues, to health and transportation, and everything in between. The information gathered and analyzed will assist PCHS in understanding the everchanging needs of the communities served and aide in making programmatic changes and improvements. 

Review the 2021 Community Needs Assessment below.

2021 Community Needs Assessment

2021 Community Needs Assessment - Executive Summary

Past Community Needs Assessments

Review the 2018 Community Needs Assessment below.

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