Social workers and outreach workers have the primary responsibility of knowing the needs in the communities and communicating them to our programs team, who is continuously reviewing our programs and activities to ensure we remain relative to the people we serve. The social services and outreach team—along with the help of our parent volunteers—conduct community surveys and census, household needs assessments, and refer families to various Purple Centers programs as well as to partner organizations.
The social work and outreach teams use five criteria for measuring household need and determining their eligibility for our programs. The criteria are:
Based on the these risk indicators, social workers refer children in the family to the most appropriate educational program for the individual child.