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New Report On Alexandria Human Services System

March 25, 2015 03:15 PM


Today, the Alexandria Council of Human Service Organizations (ACHSO) released a report, Meeting Needs Today: A Needs Assessment of the Alexandria Human Services System - Volume 2, which provides a snapshot update of impressions regarding the state of Alexandria’s human services system – services, service gaps and service improvements – since the last needs assessment in 2008.

This report, the second in a series planned by ACHSO, is the product of a research committee headed by Hopkins House President, J. Glenn Hopkins.

The report revealed five key issue areas:

  • Development of more affordable housing
  • Early intervention  for physical and behavioral health and developmental issues for youth
  • Bridging the information gap for immigrant non-English speakers, and most specifically immigrants who also cannot read or write in their native language
  • Bridging the eligibility gap between subsidy levels (Medicaid, childcare, etc.) and income needed to afford the market cost of services
  • Enhancing nonprofit advocacy – particularly at the local and state levels.

Copies of the report are available on the ACHSO website.