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Unformatted text preview: Oxford Inn Shelter Survey Catholic Charities By Donald Cooper March 2011 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Introduction : This study reports information gathered through a survey conducted for Catholic Charities. The results will be included in a report to the Administrative Program Coordinator and the agency’s Board of Directors. The report will help Catholic Charities know what they can do to better help the part time residents at the Oxford Street Inn. Methods : The respondents, Oxford Inn residents, were handed a survey at night time when I visited the shelter and were asked to return it after they completed it. Every survey that was turned in was included in the data. Residents had a choice to decline taking the survey if they wanted. Findings : Of the 49 respondents: 1. 66% either don’t know where they were staying, or lived with a friend/ partner immediately before coming to the Oxford Inn. (N=49) 2. 55% had already stopped drinking, or never drank before coming to the Ox. (n=47) 3. 68% had already stopped using drugs, or never used drugs before coming to the Ox. (n=45) 4. 57% no longer see themselves staying at the Ox either in the next month, or next 2 to 6 months. (n=48) 5. 56% communicate with their families as often, or more often than when they were living elsewhere. (n=48) 6. Out of all of the other areas of the program, Ox respect received the highest average rating score of 4. (n=42) 7. 71% stay at the Ox because they have nowhere else to go, or another reason. (n=46) 8. 50% receive assistance from another agency that wasn’t listed. (n=24) 9. 100% are male. (n=45) 10. 74% are between the ages 40 to 65. (n=46) 11. 59% had some high school/junior high school, or had a high school diploma/GED. (n=44) 12. 57% served in the army. (n=14) 13. 81% are either white/Caucasian, or black/African American. (n=43) 14. 80% are single. (n=46) 15. 61% have children. (n=46) INTRODUCTION This survey reports information that will be used by Catholic Charities to assist temporary residents at the Oxford Street Inn. The information collected from this report will assist Catholic Charities in its’ mission to “to provide service to people in need” by letting Catholic Charities know what they can do to better help the part time residents at the Oxford Street Inn. METHODS How Data Was Collected Instrument Design: Catholic Charities provided the written survey that was used. Data Collection Method: The respondents were handed a survey and asked if they wanted to take part in completing it. If they chose to complete it they handed it back to me after they were finished. Every survey that was filled out was put in the analysis. Target Population and Sample: The target population included all 96 Oxford Inn Residents....
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- Fall '08
- OX, Catholic Charities, Community Link Project