Community Needs Assessment

The Chelan Douglas Community Action Council is required to conduct a community needs assessment every three years. The results help us plan for and put into place services that will meet the needs of our growing region (Chelan and Douglas counties). Because of that, we want the entire community involved in the process.

This survey is an opportunity to provide your opinions, suggestions and feedback to the Community Action Council and other service providers. To protect your privacy, your responses will be compiled anonymously and will be combined with those of other respondents to help us analyze your valuable feedback in our survey results.

Thank you!

Please answer the questions below. They are a mix of multiple choice and open-ended questions. Your responses will be included in the survey results. All questions marked with an asterisk (*) require an answer.

To begin, tell us about yourself.

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* 1. What community do you live in?

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* 2. What is your gender?

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* 3. What year were you born?

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* 4. What is your race/ethnicity?

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* 5. Approximately what is your yearly household income from all sources? (earned income, unearned income, government benefits)

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* 6. What is the highest level of education you have completed?

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* 7. Which of the following best describes your housing?

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* 8. How many adults live in your household?

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* 9. How many people under the age of 18 live in your household?

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* 10. How many times have you moved in the past two years?

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* 11. What is your employment status?

Now, we’d like to ask you several questions about social and community services in Chelan and Douglas counties and your experiences with these services. Your answers will help us craft a plan for the Community Action Council and other service providers.

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* 12. Please select all the social and community services you and/or your family members utilize in Chelan and Douglas counties? (select all that apply)

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* 13. How well served have you and/or your family members been by these social and community services?

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* 14. If you answered either “fair” or “poor” in the above question, why is that?

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* 15. Please select all the barriers you and/or your family members face in accessing social and community services in Chelan and Douglas counties? (select all that apply)

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* 16. What is one way the barriers you’ve identified could be eliminated or reduced?

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* 17. What social and community services not being offered now in Chelan and Douglas counties would be beneficial for people living here?

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* 18. From a community wide standpoint, what do you think is the greatest challenge the community faces today when it comes to social and community services?

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* 19. What is the greatest challenge you face today when it comes to social and community services?

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* 20. Do you exercise on average two-and-a-half hours a week?

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* 21. If you do exercise, what types of exercise do you participate in?

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* 22. How often do you use nearby outdoor recreations sites?

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* 23. If you have trouble accessing outdoor recreation sites, why is that?

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* 24. How often do you use nearby indoor recreation sites?

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* 25. If you have trouble accessing indoor recreation sites, why is that?

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* 26. How do you and/or your family members obtain your food? (select all that apply)

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* 27. Do you and/or your family members ever skip meals because of financial concerns?

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* 28. Please review the following list of community resources and choose the three (3) that you consider the highest priorities.

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* 29. Thinking about the amount of stress in your life, would you say that most days are:

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* 30. Have you and/or your family members ever utilized mental health services?

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* 31. If you answered yes to the above question, how would you describe accessing mental health services?

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* 32. How much of a problem do you think alcohol and drugs, including prescription drugs, are in your neighborhood or community?

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* 33. Please read the following statements regarding your community. And then indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are undecided, disagree or strongly disagree with each statement.

  Strongly agree Agree Undecided  Disagree Strongly disagree
Parents possess the skills and resources to raise children.
Families enjoy quality time together.
Housing is available.
Housing is affordable.
Housing is of good quality.
Child care is available.
Child care is affordable.
Child care is of good quality.
Living-wage jobs are available.
Economic security is obtainable.
Health insurance is reasonably priced.
Buying or leasing a car is inexpensive.
Public transit meet people’s needs.
I can afford to live here.
The social services system is easy to navigate.
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