The IMPACT

What is “street involved?”

Street involved youth includes young people who hang out, congregate, may be homeless or at risk of homelessness, marginalized, isolated, and /or disconnected from community. Many youth who frequent the streets after-hours may be facing some of the following issues:

  • Family breakdown
  • Family conflict
  • Couch surfing
  • Exploitation
  • Substance misuse/abuse
  • Mental health issues
  • Gang involvement

MOST RECENT SURVEYS:

ACCESS conducts annual impact surveys on both our outreach programs and our youth engagement program. We pride ourselves on providing result based on what the youth say about our services. Below you will find surveys reflecting the success of PROJECT REACH OUT, MALL-BASED OUTREACH, and the YOUTH ENGAGEMENT WORKER program.

1. OUTREACH PROGRAMS:

MOBILE OUTREACH, PROJECT REACHOUT:

An anonymous survey of youth who accessed the youth bus. The survey asked various questions in regard to how th ebus outreach program has impacted the youth we serve.

YOUTH CONTACTS: 1495

Youth surveyed responded: As a result of being involved with the bus program,

  • 57% reduced drug use
  • 80% attend school more often
  • 43% report grades improved
  • 39% avoid vandalism and crime
  • 65% feel safer in the community
  • 55% have been helped from becoming homeless
  • 84% feel more supported

MALL-BASED OUTREACH:

YOUTH CONTACTS: 1100

Youth surveyed responded: As a result of being involved with the mall program.

  • 100% The mall outreach team are valuable to youth & Community
  • 69% fell less likely to engage in negative behavior
  • 86% avoid vandalism and crime
  • 27% have been helped from becoming homeless
  • 95% like having access to outreach workers

2. INDIVIDUALIZED SUPPORT:

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT WORKER PROGRAM:

YOUTH SERVED: 83 

Youth surveyed responded: As a result of being involved with the YEW program,

  • 70% of attitude towards the future has improved ü 50% have a greater sense of belonging
  • 65% feel better about myself
  • 80% feel more valued
  • 43% go to school more often

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE IMPACT OUR PROGRAMS HAVE, CONTACT THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.