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Network Outcomes

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Evaluation of the impact of Network programming through pre and post-program surveys indicates that the Network had strong positive impact on participants in a number of areas. 

The Network has been shown to: 

  • Reduce economic hardship

  • Reduce depressive symptoms

  • Increase self-efficacy (belief in capacity to execute behaviors necessary to produce specific performance/goals)
  • Improve mental health and coping strategies
  • Improve food security
  • Develop social capital (shared values that allows a group to work together to effectively achieve a common purpose)
  • Improve employment outcomes
  • Reduce TANF participation
  • Increase positive financial behavior and knowledge

Additionally, results are consistent in participants with high levels of childhood adversity. Thus these results demonstrate a positive impact on mental and physical health and well-being for individuals with exposure to violence and adversity.

*Results are from members who filled out both baseline and follow up surveys and do not control for potential confounders.

Research Reports

For more detailed explanation of Network research methods and impact of Network programming across its implementation, see the full research reports below.