Evaluation Baseline Survey Procedures

  1. Staff at Evaluation associated agency identifies potential research evaluation participants.

    • All young persons enrolled in associated programs are eligible participants

  2. Agency staff reaches out to potential participants to request consent to provide contact information, program enrollment and move-in date to PSY staff to “learn more about participating in a study” OR agency integrates consent “checkbox” into enrollment or intake forms.

    • “The evaluation study is a study to improve housing interventions programs for young adults. You would take a survey that will ask you about your experience in programming, and your experiences with homelessness. If you’re interested, we will go over it in more detail”

  3. Agency staff share contact information with PSY staff (see Jericho Project google sheet as an example)

  4. PSY staff will email/text/call potential participants. Schedule a time for a brief phone call to discuss the survey and purpose (consent and contact information). Inform participants will be able to do the survey online (or assisted on the phone) and receive $25 cash (e-transfer or giftcard).

  5. Explain participant consent and contact information.  Ensure young person understands the study and the risks to participating. See detailed consent procedures.

    • Have hard copy of consent documentation and offer to participant.

    • Please make clear to youth that you cannot access their survey responses.  These are private. In no way will program partners (or anyone outside research staff be able to view their answers.

    • Inform youth that they will have the opportunity to complete 4 surveys total and be invited to schedule a face to face open ended interview with a research staff to discuss their experience in the programming. Their participation in the study will inform future programming for young persons experiencing homelessness

    • Participants can receive between $80 - 100 for participation

  6. After phone consent send baseline link via email or text. If young person does not have access to phone, tablet or computer then the PSY staff can administer the survey over the phone.

  7. Compensate participants with $25 in cash after they have completed the survey. Obtain their signature on a receipt.   These will be sent in batches by Point Source Youth.

  8. Thank participant for their time. Remind them that they will be contacted by staff in the upcoming months about future surveys and updating any changes in personal contact information.