Community Needs Assessment
In 2016, Project HOPE partnered with the United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States to conduct a needs assessment that took a focused look at needs and barriers to opportunity in Dubuque. To select focus areas, 75 professionals were surveyed from a broad cross-section of service providers. Mental health and child care services were overwhelmingly identified as pressing needs.
Project HOPE seeks to increase access to opportunity for all by creating awareness and exploring solutions to systemic barriers. Our hope is that this needs assessment will serve as a resource to help inform the work of those in the field; influence current programming; aid efforts to obtain funding and resources; and provide data to help engage policy makers. This summary focuses on the mental health findings.
Coaches' Peer-Learning Network
A peer-learning opportunity that connects providers to community resources and encourages inter-agency referrals to remove barriers for clients.