The UCSD RELINK Program serves reentrants living in Central, South, and East San Diego by using evidence-based approaches to tackle reentrants’ basic, vocational and health needs through service navigation, warm-handoffs to community providers, and skill-building mentorship to enhance pro-social behaviors.
The program will address the client's:
Basic needs & strengths
Educational and vocational needs & strengths
Physical and behavioral health needs & strengths
What can a client expect when they arrive for their first appointment?
Informed consent process. During this process, the client will learn about the UCSD RELINK Program and decide whether they would like to participate.
The Service Needs Intake Assessment (SNIA), administered by our Service Navigators, will be completed in person or remotely. The survey helps our team to understand where the client is in their life, where their strengths lie, and what support they may need.
The client'sIndividualized Service Plan (ISP) will be developed using the comprehensive SNIA. The ISP serves as a roadmap for addressing client needs by defining short and long term goals, listing resources and skills the client already has (i.e., strengths), identifying barriers and challenges to goal achievement, and creating an action plan.
If a client chooses to participate, how long will the program last?
Service navigation is tailored to each client’s needs, through the ISP. We expect clients will meet with their Service Navigator on a weekly basis for about 3 months.
Weekly sessions with Service Navigators will last 30-60 minutes to engage in linkages to providers, case management, and skill-building mentoring support.
We follow-up with all our clients 3 months after they enroll to conduct a follow-up survey and see how things are going.
There is no maximum time limit to participation, and program staff and services will remain available to clients throughout the funding period to address persistent or emergent needs.
To ensure the effectiveness of our program, we will be evaluating it over time.
A follow-up assessment survey will be administered to clients at 3 months to assess outcomes. Quarterly reports will be submitted to our funder as required.
To effectively evaluate the program, we will collect both:
Quantitative Data (Baseline and 3-month surveys, administrative data)
Qualitative Data (Focus Groups with clients, staff, community partners)