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This biennial report includes findings and recommendations about the Safe Harbor initiative, based on key informant interviews, participation surveys and interviews, focus groups, and information about youth collected in a database by grantees. Key findings include:Safe Harbor provides services that would not otherwise be availableSafe Harbor draws on youth, grantee, and state strengths to positively impact those servedService and training gaps, systemic challenges, and information gaps decrease Safe Harbor's reach and impact
Using data from the Research Collaborative organizations, Wilder Research conducted a quantitative analysis that looked at the relationship between a resident's housing outcomes and their criminal background.
The Children's Intensive Mental Health Services Study was commissioned by the Minnesota Department of Human Services at the request of the 2017 Minnesota Legislature. The purpose of the study was to conduct an analysis of Minnesota's current continuum of mental health services and identify potential service models and funding mechanisms to address gaps in the state's continuum of mental health services.
Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy;
Social Justice Funders Spotlights present stories of innovative, effective social justice philanthropy in action. Each spotlight focuses upon a grantmaker and a grantee.Headwaters FoundationThis spotlight is part of Sillerman's Participatory Grantmaking project.
Every three years, Wilder Research conducts a statewide survey of people experiencing homelessness or living in temporary housing programs. The 2018 study took place on October 25, 2018, and included two components that captured information on that date: 1) face-to-face interviews with people throughout the state who were experiencing homelessness and 2) a count of people experiencing homelessness.
Active Living for All (ALfA) is an initiative funded by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Wilder Research worked with initiative grantees to evaluate their work in promoting active living in their communities. This brief describes how three ALfA-funded projects used effective ways to introduce and advance the concept of health equity through their work in greater Minnesota.
Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation;
This literature review provides an overview of the current state of oral health, promising practices in oral health service delivery, improved models for delivery of care, and workforce policies to improve oral health care access.
Women's Recovery Services is an initiative of the Minnesota Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division. Grantees across Minnesota provide treatment support and recovery services for pregnant and parenting women who have substance use disorders and their families. The evaluation, now in it's second round of grantees, includes process and outcome evaluations and a cost-benefit analysis. This report presents evaluation results from year two of the grant. It includes a description of the families served, services provided, and program outcomes.
MN Department of Human Services;
The Minnesota Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Home Services model serves children and adults with serious mental illness and their families with a multi-disciplinary team using a collaborative, person-centered, strength-based approach. BHH services aim to address the comprehensive physical, behavioral health, and social service needs of individuals in a holistic, coordinated manner. This is a report on the implementation of the behavioral health home services model in Minnesota.
Initial observations from the 2018 statewide counts data, focusing on older adults. The fact sheets include data on the number of older adults experiencing homelessness over time, the number staying in shelters and not in formal shelters, and those experiencing homelessness by age group. This document includes 10 fact sheets, one for each continuum of care region and statewide.
Project Recovery serves individuals experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders in Ramsey and Dakota counties through drop-in and case management services, linking them to appropriate housing, treatment, and health care supports. This report presents evaluation results for the second year of grant activities. It includes data from interviews with participants, evaluations of a training session provided to housing providers, and surveys with stakeholders who work with the chemical dependency and homelessness systems.