Orange County Veterans Initiative – Evaluation Report

In December 2019, Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) partnered with Harder+Company Community Research to evaluate the overall impact of Orange County Veterans Initiative (OCVI) on veterans and military connected families in Orange County over the past five years, specifically in the areas of transition, education, employment, and physical and behavioral health. The evaluation utilized a mixed-methods approach and included a review of existing data, funder interviews, an OCVI cohort member survey, focus groups with veterans and military-connected family members, and a reflection session with OCVI cohort members. This  report captures the rich data collected from diverse perspectives and surfaced findings in the areas of tailored support and services in each of the focus areas, collaboration and partnerships, and sustainability.