Understanding Urban Indians’ Interactions With ACF Programs and Services: Final Report

Published: May 15, 2014
Topics:
Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment
Projects:
Understanding Urban Indians' Interactions with ACF Programs and Services, 2011-2014 | Learn more about this project
Types:
Reports

What are the social service needs of low-income urban American Indians and to what extent to do they access ACF services and supports? This report presents the results of an exploratory study to better understand Urban Indians' interactions with ACF programs and services. Data were obtained via in-depth interviews with directors of Urban Indian Centers (UICs) from around the country and a set of employees from local government social service agencies. Interviewees were asked to identify the range of social service needs of the population; barriers to accessing ACF services, what role the UICs play in meeting urban American Indians’ needs, and any promising or effective practices that they believed would improve services to the urban Indian population.