Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


The Monterey County Department of Social Services has been serving the community through the various programs to the community. The Aging and Adult Services unit of the department offers In-Home Supportive Services program which serves the senior population and people living with disabilities. This program unfortunately is not very known in the community and can serve a lot more people than it currently is. The problem being addressed is the lack of awareness that the program has among the community. The project implemented to remedy this lack of awareness is the creation of a county brochure that explains the program, who is eligible, and the application process for this program. Also, a presentation to the Health’s Project Canter explaining the program was part of the project. The purpose is to raise awareness of this program in the community so that more seniors and people with disabilities can take advantage of this program and to help bridge the gap between seniors and social services not being utilized due to the lack of awareness. The brochures were distributed among twenty partnering agencies with hopes to increase the number of calls made to apply or inquire more information about the program.