Service Value

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City of Kent citizens are asked to participate in a community survey to help identify community needs and priorities. Housing and Human Services staff are conducting the assessment process to help update our Human Services Master Plan and Consolidated Plan. The 6 Year Master Plan guides planning and funding priorities in the Kent community. The Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development provides a framework for implementing housing, human services, and community development activities.

Your participation will help us gain a better understanding of health and human services needs in our area and to identify any areas and services which are not currently provided or are under-provided. Your responses will serve as a guide for the next several years in ensuring services are available to help address the continuum of health and human service needs of our residents.

Rate the following questions based on how valuable you think it is to have this type of service in Kent.

* 1. Programs/agencies that provide primary healthcare, such as reduced-cost basic medical and dental for low-income children and adults and those without health insurance.

* 2. Programs/agencies that provide support and services for seniors who want to maintain their health and independence.

* 3. Programs/agencies that provide subsidized child care for low-income families.

* 4. Programs/agencies that keep kids in school and increase academic performance such as after-school programs and tutoring.

* 5. Programs/agencies that provide assistance to youth including counseling, substance abuse treatment and education.

* 6. Services/agencies that provide help for children, youth and adults with developmental delays/disabilities.

* 7. Programs/agencies that keep victims and potential victims of family violence safe and provide additional support services such as counseling for abuse victims, legal services and education.

* 8. Programs/agencies that provide relief from hunger (e.g. food bank).

* 9. Programs and services/agencies which provide relief and shelter for the homeless such as shelters, transitional housing, and case management.

* 10. Programs/agencies that help develop job skills, such as training programs, help with interviewing, and employment services.

* 11. Programs that stabilize home ownership by assisting households to maintain and improve their properties (such as Home Repair).

* 12. Programs that provide service enriched permanent rental housing for low low-income households.