CHIP provides a critical role in Indianapolis by conducting local evaluations and studies that supplement national data, in order to help gain support from local public and private leaders, donors, and the general community.
Evaluation of the Blueprint to End Homelessness
Now entering its 10th year, the Blueprint to End Homelessness has been evaluated as work progresses on developing a new strategic plan to follow the Blueprint. Both an executive summary and the full evaluation report are available.
Public Services Utilization Cost Study
This study, released in 2007 and updated in 2009, documents the significant cost of public health care and criminal justice-related expenditures for homeless individuals in Indianapolis who are “frequent users” of public services – an estimated $3.7 – 11.1 million annually.
ACES Cost Analysis
This study, released in 2006, analyzes and documents the effectiveness of the ACES program at reducing public health care costs by 75%, with an estimated $1 million annual savings for 121 people.
Comprehensive Homeless Counts
Since 1999, CHIP has conducted seven comprehensive homeless counts that provide a point-in-time snapshot of people experiencing homelessness. The count reports substantiate ongoing local needs for housing, services, and funding.
Program Evaluations and/or Research Reports
CHIP conducts evaluation of newly implemented and existing program models, in order to measure their outcomes and to advance support for replication of successful programs that support Blueprint initiatives. Completed evaluation efforts include the follwoing:
- Transition in Place housing model for homeless families,
- the Sustainable Support Services Model,
- Trusted Mentors' adult mentoring program,
- Increasing Access: Understanding and Overcoming Barriers to Services in the Latino Community, and
- Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) Evaluation Report, Oct 2009 - Sept 2011