Research & Evaluation

Research and evaluation are vital parts of service provision. Without evaluation, it is impossible to know if your efforts are yielding results, or where to make improvements. When taking on new initiative, research is essential to ensure success. Research and evaluation is a learning process. Fortunately, our team is made up data analysis experts and methodology nerds who choose to do this sort of thing for a living. We have built performance measurement frameworks, conducted program and organizational evaluations, and designed data collections systems for social service providers. We use a multi-level approach that synthesizes data analysis, document review, and key informant interviews. We never lose sight of the fact that evaluation is a structured and scientific process that must be undertaken with the highest level of rigour and credibility.
Research & Evaluation

Our Research & Evaluation Products

Mapping Services

Visualizing geographic data is an important tool in human services.  Every event happens somewhere, and often plotting these events on a map assists with the realization that the geography has an impact on service delivery.  Our team is trained in the use of Geographic Information Systems, a powerful tool for analyzing spatial relationships between data.

Chronic Homelessness Costs Calculator

Managing chronic homelessness is expensive. The actual cost is difficult to know, however, because the demands are spread across multiple services. Homelessness is paid for in the budgets of shelters, emergency rooms, ambulances, and police services. OrgCode Consulting, Inc. has built a community cost estimator that combines the best available evidence on the service patterns of homeless individuals with your local service provider data. Knowing how much it costs to simply manage homelessness is often the first step to galvanizing a community towards ending homelessness.

Point in Time (PIT) Homeless Count

A Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count is a snapshot of homelessness that captures numbers and basic demographics of persons experiencing homelessness at a single point in time. Persons enumerated are those staying in emergency shelters, safe houses, jails and remand facilities, detox programs, and those staying outdoors in parks, on the streets, and in other public areas.

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Our Research & Evaluation Projects

Jacksonville CoC Point in Time Count 2014

The Jacksonville 2014 PIT Count was conducted on January 22, 2014, and OrgCode Consulting, Inc. was hired to provide technical assistance to improve data collection methods and accuracy, as well as to provide a comprehensive report of the findings.

Red Deer Point In Time Homeless Count 2012

In October 2012, the City of Red Deer and The Red Deer & District Community Foundation (RDDCF) engaged OrgCode Consulting, Inc. to conduct Red Deer’s first Point in Time (PIT) Homeless Count.

London Homeless Coalition Organizational Review

The London Homeless Coalition (LHC) is a community-based group that brings together service providers and members of the public who are committed to ending homeless. In the Fall of 2013, the LHC retained OrgCode to perform a review of the organization’s structure and terms of reference. This project has employed an extensive engagement process that involved interviews with key members and an electronic survey. A multi-level analysis was employed to review the salient features of the organization’s structure. Finally, case study research was undertaken to identify best practices and promising emerging developments in community based organization.