Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Health, Human Services and Public Policy
The homeless rates in Santa Cruz County are too high, with 2,249 homeless individuals reported in 2017, from the Point-In-Time count (Applied Survey Research, 2017, p. 11). The Homeless Services Coordinator, placed in Santa Cruz County’s Administrative Office, facilitated the implementation of this project. This project is purposed to be an evaluation tool to assist in tracking annual progress made throughout the county on homelessness and is expected to assist in assessing further need, program planning, and funding proposals. In order to begin implementing this project, collection and deciphering data that was readily available was critical in establishing a plan, while collaboration with numerous other homeless service providers assisted in the collection of more data and a wealth of information. Not every measurable indicator can be quantified to assess progress yet this project is able to depict visual strides made and deliver information to a vast array of populaces. The Homeless Service Coordinator is recommended to continue implementation of the Progress Report along with further collaboration with other homeless service providers to establish set baselines for the outlined measurable indicators within the All In - Towards a Home for Every County Residents.
Marin-Stein, Pilar, "Ending Homelessness: Progress in Santa Cruz County" (2017). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 209.