Date

12-2019

Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Department

Health and Human Services

Major

Public Administration & Social Work

Abstract

There are not enough people seeking substance abuse services in King City. Co-occurring mental illness, delays in Medi-Cal process, and lack of knowledge about the program and services at the new Sun Street site are contributing factors to this problem. Consequences that come along with substance abuse are crime/incarceration, death/overdose, and loss of productivity. National Night Out is a great outreach event organized for the South County community which allowed 15 different agencies to inform community members of the programs and services available to them. Sun Street Centers was new in the South County community therefore participating in this event was a great way to start building relationships with other agencies and the community. The event took place at the fire station in King City where we organized a table with brochures and information of both the Outpatient department and Prevention. Surveys were conducted during the event to obtain a better understanding of the South County community and their substance abuse services awareness. Between the time span of 30 days from the day of the National Night Out event there were 7 new enrollments in the Outpatient program missing the goal of 10 new enrollments. Although that enrollment goal wasn’t met there was an increase of 2 enrollments after comparing 30 days prior to the event and 30 days after.

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