Agency: Central City Concern
In July 2012, Central City Concern in Portland, Oregon received funding from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to implement the 4-year Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) grant. Central City Concern implemented the CABHI grant in partnership with 2 other local agencies: Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) Northwest, which serves Native American clients, and Outside In, which serves young adult clients. CABHI clients received case management and other services, including assistance finding and maintaining permanent housing. Service coordination with other providers through a community consortium steering committee was another key aspect of the CABHI grant. RMC Research oversaw data collection efforts through development of data collection protocols and instruments; conducted intake, 6-month, and discharge interviews to collect data on federally required Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) interviews; and conducted interviews and focus groups with case managers to describe program implementation. RMC Research tracked, analyzed, and reported on evaluation outcomes, discussing progress at monthly steering committee meetings.