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Evaluation of The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing program (HPRP) was a requirement of a federal grant administered by the Hunger & Homeless Coalition of Collier County, FL, which required evaluation of the funded project during the three-year project period. The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing program (HPRP) was introduced as part of the ARRA stimulus funding package developed and implemented by the Obama administration in 2009. The purpose of this evaluation was to evaluate the effectiveness of the program and the need for any adjustment. The main evaluation questions were:
- To what extent is the program achieving its objectives of preventing homelessness and rapidly re-housing clients?
- To what extent is the program working to solve the problem of homelessness in Collier County?
- What is the financial state of the program?
- Is this the right model? How does the program compare to other models?
- What is the program like for clients who go through the program?
The full report can be accessed here: http://www.nonprofitsolutionsconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/HPRP-Program-Evaluation-Final-Report.pdf
This study was commissioned by the Hunger & Homelessness Coalition of Collier County to test the theory that the current reactive, short-term, emergency-centered approach to managing homelessness is in actuality much more expensive than providing longer-term housing to people who become homeless. Secondarily, humanizing homelessness in Collier County and putting a face on the issue, was also an objective. This report combines both concerns utilizing objective and subjective data.
The results were startling even to those who serve the homeless on a daily basis. We found that under the current system, it is five times more expensive to manage homelessness related expenses than to just provide housing to individuals and families without a home. By changing the way homelessness is currently managed, the community could save up to $8 million per year.
Full Report is here: http://www.nonprofitsolutionsconsulting.com/2016/06/20/cost-of-homelessness/
After finding herself overworked, divorced and obsessed with achieving society’s vision of the perfect life, unhappy Southwest Florida businesswoman Geva Salerno takes a leap of faith and conducts an experiment. For one year, she challenges herself to step outside her preconceived ideas about life in order to reclaim her true self.
Sample Grant Proposal
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The Full Grant Proposal is available Here: http://www.nonprofitsolutionsconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Sample-Grant-Request.pdf
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This guide provides the inspiration and guidance that women over 40 need to redefine their lives. All writing and graphic design were done by Geva Salerno. The guide explores 5 key ingredients to a happy life over 40. Anyone can either reinvent their life or make simple shifts in focus to create a profound change. The guide shows how to do it in easy to understand language and concrete examples.
“Hi, Thanks for sharing your guide with me. I especially liked #5 Let it go. To me I related that to my empty nest syndrome and the emotional fear in saying goodbye to the kids, being alone getting rid of all the stuff in the house and having extra time for me. Once I took a big breath and rolled up my sleeves. I’m looking forward to enjoying things that have been on hold and that there wasn’t time to do! ”
Client: Social Butterfly Marketing for Accounting Solutions Naples