The Health and Human Services Needs Assessment ("Needs Assessment") was the city's first community-wide planning effort regarding health and human services. The Needs Assessment helps to identify the human service needs of the community. It identifies related resources available to residents and the resulting gaps existing in Sammamish.
Preliminary ideas for City action are included in the Needs Assessment. It will inform a road map for the City to manage the results of the Needs Assessment for the next three to five years.
The "Need" for a Needs Assessment
The Needs Assessment was completed at a pivotal time in the Sammamish community. Significant growth was happening related to the Klahanie annexation. Much development was occurring between the Town Center and single-family residences. The community needs were changing, as were the regional needs. The City needed to understand those changes to better serve our residents.
The information and data gathered from this Assessment has since helped inform further development and refinement of the Human Services Grant Program. It helped to determine criteria for awarding grants. Data helped staff frame priorities. Valuable data informed discussions related to the City's role in supporting and addressing local and regional human service needs.
|March 21, 2017||BERK Consulting Selected to Lead Project|
|June 6, 2017||BERK Presentation to City Council|
|June 13 - July 14, 2017||Resident Survey Completed|
|July 10, 2017||BERK Presentation to City Council|
|February 13, 2018||Task Force Hand-Off to City Council|
|March 6, 2018||City Council Adoption|