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Participant FeedbackCurrent and former clients of the POW program completed a short survey about how the POW program had impacted their families. A total of 135 current and former clients participated in the survey: 59 participants lived in Two Rivers, 53 lived in Brant and 23 lived in Grange Hill East. Among families whose household composition was documented, 69% are headed by single parents. Household composition was documented for 68% of all registered families.of participants have stayed connected to their Outreach Worker for more than a year. 65% “[My Outreach Worker] was there for us during an especially hard time in my life a couple of years ago. There were family changes and some serious financial crisis moments, and she provided personal support… as well as help accessing services and funds that really made the difference between losing everything and maintaining a stable home and life for my daughter.”Parent Outreach Worker Program: Evaluation Report The Parent Outreach Worker (POW) program supports families that may be isolated or struggling. It is a neighbourhood-based strategy. In late 2012, two Outreach Workers began supporting families in Guelph’sBrant and Two Rivers neighbourhoods. In July 2015, the program expanded to Grange Hill East with an additional Outreach Worker. In 2016, the POW program evaluated its impact on families. The evaluation focused on whether families participating in the program experienced: The data presented in this report was gathered from: Program Tracking Data Outreach Workers regularly document program information such as the number of clients and families supported. Some program data has been collected since July 2013. Other indicators were added more recently as part of the developmental evaluation. Collection timeframes are included for all program tracking data.Who is participating in the POW program? Between July 2013 and September 2016, Outreach Workers made 5525 contacts. In that time, 276 registered clients and families have received support. Hundreds more have been supported anonymously. 5525 Contacts 276 Families Top three ways participants first connected with their Outreach Worker: Being involved with local neighbourhood groups (37%). A friend, neighbour or family member (20%). Another community service they were using (19%).

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