Ruth A. Assell

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Project: "Improving the Health of Women and Children Through a Multidisciplinary Service-Learning System"

You are about to embark on an exciting journey--working with a population of homeless women and children, the agencies that serve them and the community in which they live. You, in partnership with these individuals and groups, will be assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating a service-learning program aimed at addressing mutually identified needs. This handbook is intended to assist you in that process. Although the handbook provides an overview of the entire process-assessment through evaluation, most attention is given to the needs assessment portion of the process. More detailed information on the planning, implementation, and evaluation phases will be provided at a later time.

It is hoped that you will find the information that follows useful in helping you achieve your goals.