Changing patterns of resource allocation in five human service agencies in Jefferson County, Kentucky, were studied over a three - year period from July 1, 1974, to June 30, 1977. Four major questions were addressed: how many agencies at which locations provide what kinds of services. Have the kinds of services provided changed over time. How much service is provided and how quickly and at what cost to clients. Has there been a change in the number of unique or distinct services available to clients. Information from about 500 agencies and on 357 unique services was analyzed. The county has experienced a trend toward more decentralized services. The number of agencies and sites providing financial resources, food and clothing, housing services, and family planning and problem pregnancy service sites have increased. Transportation agencies and sites, and community education and information services related to alcohol, drugs, and developmental disabilities have decreased. The proportion of emergency services has increased in the areas of protection from abuse, neglect, and exploitation; substitute living arrangements; community safety and justice; and social / emotional development and adjustment. Two - thirds of the agencies are open only during daytime hours, and nine out of ten sites are accessible to public transportation. More than half of the agencies do not charge fees for the services provided. Overall, the number of different services has increased. Implications related to accessibility and availability of service are examined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also companion documents, SHR-0002031; SHR-0002033. Executive Summary available from PROJECT SHARE, P.O. Box 2309, Rockville, Md. 20852 as SHR-0002032/ES.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Human Services Coordination Alliance, Incorporated

    Louisville, KY  United States 

    Department of Health, Education and Welfare

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1977-6-30

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  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191296
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 2002 12:00AM