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Impact

The everyday power struggles between law enforcement and the nations' hidden population of independent teens, breed youth to be distrustful of programs offered directly by the government. Most American teens have adopted a “The system isn’t broken, it was built this way” mentality.

The Ark of Refuge bridges this gap by leaving no person uncounted. Our staff understands the factors that prevent these age groups from admitting they need help; Pride. ​Here are their stories. 

2022 IMPACT GOALS

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POVERTY DIVERSION

11 % of Budget

215 Clients

FOOD DISTRIBUTION

32 % of Budget

45 Clients

 


STREET OUTREACH

11 % of Budget

25 Clients

 


CRISIS RESPONSE

16 % of Budget

540 Clients


 

 

ADMINISTRATION

7 % of Budget

45 Clients

 

FOOD DISTRIBUTION

CHILD NUTRITION

SENIOR HUNGER

FOOD PANTRY

DAILY MEALS

POVERTY DIVERSION

HOUSING

EMPLOYMENT

CARE GRANTS

RENT ASSISTANCE

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2021 IMPACT

IMPACT

MANAGEMENT

The Ark of Refuge’s Monitoring Committee basis our impact management off of the

following criterion:

Input

Data and metrics are balanced AND integrated within strategy.

Data Collection 

 

Peer-to-peer data collection

• Engaging individuals currently experiencing homelessness in the data collection process as guides for street count and as surveyors

• Guides are be compensated for their time and expertise at an hourly rate of $15 per hour

A four step data collection process

• 1 day observation based street count (100% canvas)

• Dedicated youth count (targeted outreach)

• Shelter count (HMIS data)

• Survey (sample of individuals residing on the street and in county shelters in the days following the count)

Impact Questions

Learning informs strategy. Did learning happen? What resources were utilized most? Do we know why or why not?

Outcome
The combination input and impact question can create a predicted outcome. The outcome is what Internal and External stakeholders use for decision making.


Output
The result of impact integrated with our organizations strategy to create a more concrete finalized outcome.