ERIC Number: ED447337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Displaced Homemaker Program: 1997-1999 Biennial Report.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
The Washington State Displaced Homemaker Program (DHP) as administered by the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) accomplished its goals during the 1997-99 biennium. Four multipurpose service centers provided services to displaced homemakers in urban and rural county areas; four programs provided services to displaced homemakers in rural areas or to special populations; the HECB sponsored eight outreach workshops in counties that had no other services specifically targeted to displaced homemakers; and HECB sponsored technical training and professional development opportunities for service providers and members of the statewide advisory committee. As a result of these activities, 49,079 displaced homemakers were served in these ways: 46,299 received Information and Referral Services; 11,946 received Support Services; 1,687 received Intensive Instructional Services; and 1,093 who participated in Intensive Instructional Services found employment or enrolled in an education or training program. In the 21st century, the DHP will be challenged to serve displaced homemakers on welfare, serve diverse cultures, expand services, build a more diverse statewide advisory committee, and partner with Workforce Investment Act initiatives. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Displaced Homemakers, Employment Services, Information Services, Job Training, Non English Speaking, Outreach Programs, Professional Development, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Referral, Rural Areas, State Programs, Welfare Recipients
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington