FY2011 Mid Year Data Report – Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. A national perspective….
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FY2011 Mid Year Data Report – Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
“Years of economic uncertainty have forced nonprofits to adjust to the ‘new normal’ of scarce resources and increased demand. Some of the adjustments we’re seeing are creative and healthy – such as strategic collaborations to improve impact in a community. Other effects – layoffs, people who need services being turned away, organizations operating at deficit or with no cash -- are further compromising the social safety net at a great cost to America”
-- Nonprofit Finance Fund survey of 1,900 nonprofits
We are hearing much the same story from you…
Screening and Assessment – use of standardized tools becoming more widespread; important to gain engagement with families of children for screening because ultimately they have to follow up with referrals; agencies now screening because it is seen as a QRIS standard and a UW best practice.
Intervention and Treatment – using money to increase staff time to do more (deeper) on site consultation, classroom support, social skills group, allowing the agency to serve more kids, and have deeper relationships with staff
Strong, Competent Families – Some programs are using more rigorous measures to track progress, but these are generally showing lower improvements than agencies that are mainly using anecdotes and/or clinical judgment to demonstrate improvement.
Organizations are placing a greater emphasis on prevention, diversion and stabilization.
Boston – total 214,771
Most served neighborhoods:
Asian/Asian American 28,195
Two or more races 11,452
*excludes persons served in some public policy and short-term interaction programs (e.g. food distribution or help lines) where demographic information is largely not available.
Greater Seacoast United Way
For the measures in which the Seacoast aligns directly with Mass. Bay: