Monthly Archives: November 2013


Individual vs. Community-Focused Outcomes

Human service agencies have concentrated on helping individuals and individual families to change. Our services are designed to be delivered to individual clients. Outcomes are set that measure the extent to which clients achieve their goals. This approach has improved the lives of millions of individuals. Unfortunately, it has not significantly improved our communities. The [...]

By |November 18th, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Silos vs. Systems

The human service system was not developed systematically. The multitudes of nonprofit organizations established over the past 50 years were created independent of each other in response to a particular issue or need. Most were started by a group of citizens that had a specific concern, usually one that touched them personally: mental health, disabilities, [...]

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Domestic Violence Increase Expected During Holidays

Instances of domestic violence typically increase by at least 10 percent during the holiday months, though the number of calls for help and shelter intakes actually decreases. Listen

By |November 9th, 2013|Categories: In the News|Tags: , |0 Comments