Faculty Mentor

Angela Docherty




This project’s aim was to increase family shelter capacity in Polk County by expanding shelter services to Monmouth, Independence, and Dallas. There are no family shelters in Polk County. A modified version of the SOAR and logic model was used to guide research and recommendations. The former builds on the strengths of current practices. The latter provides a visual diagram that illustrates how the intervention will meet the community’s needs. Family Promise provides homeless prevention services, transportation, life skills, food, shelter, and case management to all types of families in Marion County. Based on research, there was a total of 46 homeless students between the Dallas and Central school districts. Data also indicated there were at least 79 homeless families in Polk County. The research found a secure location that promotes family well-being, provides stability, a sense of normalcy, and improves family outcomes. Recommendations are to continue collaboration with Polk County Family and Community Outreach (FCO), Family Promise, Polk County Congregations, and host a community forum with community members, church leaders, Family Promise and FCO to obtain congregation support.






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