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CVAD-SAC Partnership Final Project Progress Report: Rapid Re-housing Program: Process Evaluation and Evaluability Assessment

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Sarah Fineran; Tracy Loynachan; Henna McCoy
Date Published
September 2019
49 pages
This project's objectives were to improve Friends of the Family (FOF) victim services within Iowa by providing a process evaluation, evaluability assessment, and logic model review, so as to ensure the program and its components are well-documented and that preliminary outcomes can be assessed.
This effort was undertaken by the Crime Victim Assistance Division (CVAD) of the Iowa Attorney General's Office in partnership with the state Statistical Analysis Center (SAC). Since partnering in this project, the CVAD and SAC learned they have various resources, data, and expertise that can be leveraged through collaboration. FOF is a sub-grantee of the CVAD. FOF provides rapid re-housing in 14 of its 20 county service areas. It provides rapid re-housing support to individuals and families affected by domestic violence and serves individuals and families recently impacted by domestic violence, and who are also homeless. In FY 2018, the rapid re-housing program served 184 adults and 308 children. The FOF program was implemented in 2015 and follows a Housing First Rapid Re-Housing Model. Although the program appears to be successful in service delivery, it lacks the capabilities and resources needed to make a comprehensive report on the program model or services provided. The current process evaluation and data evaluability assessment will enable staff to complete a comprehensive examination of the program. The results of the process evaluation are provided in this report. The process evaluation documents various components of the FOF program, including participant identification, participant eligibility/intake, participant activities, program exit, and program strengths and barriers. 2 figures and appended data forms