Major: Public and Community Service
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keith Morton, Public and Community Service
The purpose of this research was to study the effectiveness of Rapid Re-Housing programs in Rhode Island for youth 18-24. There is currently no published research that addresses the satisfaction or effectiveness of Rapid Re-Housing from the perspectives of the youth that are using the services. Additionally, youth are not included in conversations about the creation of these programs. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to shed light on youth’s experiences and dive into their evaluations and suggestions for the future of Rapid Re-Housing. I conducted oral testimony interviews with two youth between the ages of 18-24 who lived in Rapid Re-Housing Programs created by the 501(3)c non-profit, Foster Forward. I also interviewed the Director of Evaluation & Quality Improvement at Foster Forward and the Youth Services Manager at Community Care Alliance in order to understand multiple perspectives on the housing programs.
4-22-2020 12:00 AM