Project RENEW Demographics/Outcome Data
Since the program began in 2006, Project RENEW has served 779 children and their families. The following graphs and data, unless otherwise noted, present information about the 278 participants (N=278) served during Fiscal Year July 2011 – June 2012.
Gender—Of the 278 participants served, 164 were male and 114 were female.
Age—A large majority of Project RENEW’s participants were over age eight, with nearly half of the participants in their teens. Only 2% were over 18 years of age, possibly due to the overlap that occurs when linking participants to other programs or a lower level of care.
Ethnicity—Although the majority of RENEW’s diverse participants are Hispanic, the program serves children and families of other diverse ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.
Education—At the time of RENEW enrollment, 250 participants were enrolled in a school setting. Since RENEW enrollment, 278 participants have been enrolled. RENEW has had an 11% increase in school involvement.
Housing and Homelessness—In the year prior to RENEW enrollment, seven participants had been homeless, in temporary emergency housing, or living in a shelter. Since enrollment, six participants experienced at least one day in the homeless or temporary housing category at any given time during fiscal year 2011-2012. This results in a 14% decrease in homelessness.
Psychiatric Hospitalizations—One of the goals of RENEW is to reduce the number of hospitalizations participants experience. In the year prior to enrollment in RENEW, 29 participants reported being admitted to a psychiatric hospital. Since RENEW enrollment, nine participants were hospitalized. Throughout fiscal year 2011-2012, RENEW participants have had a 69% decrease in psychiatric hospitalizations.
Incarcerations—In the year prior to RENEW enrollment, one participant reported being incarcerated. Since RENEW enrollment, four participants were incarcerated. Factors in this increase could be an increase in the legal education given to the families of participants, and the scrutiny given to participants while enrolled in the program.
Housing Sustainability—To show housing sustainability of RENEW participants, a “snapshot” of the month of June 2012 is used. During that month, 64% of 145 participants served throughout the month sustained their housing independently. The remaining received some level of housing subsidy, working to increase their contribution toward their rent each month with the goal of paying their rent in full.