NMCAN serves socioeconomically disadvantaged youth who have been involved in foster care or juvenile justice. NMCAN offers financial literacy, economic development, and community building programs. Pivot collaborated with NMCAN to engage stakeholders for inclusion in extensive qualitative data collection including: NMCAN staff, service populations, and partners. Project findings helped NMCAN better understand and articulate the mechanisms of their success while also highlighting opportunities to explore improvements. The evaluation described the relative importance and relational dependency of housing and other socio-economic issues among NMCAN’s service population. Pivot validated NMCAN’s existing approach and discovered evidence for potential program developments to address critical youth housing service gaps.

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