While GAP has a strong presence and importance in Los Angeles, a systematic evaluation and needs assessment of the organization and its clients has not been undertaken. The purpose of this report is to assess the experiences of GAP staff and caregivers, determine the current successes of GAP’s efforts, and outline key areas for programmatic improvement.
This evaluation is driven by two primary sets of research questions:
1) Intergenerational Caregivers: What are the experiences that intergenerational caregivers have had with GAP? How have they benefited from their involvement with GAP support groups, resources, and staff? Which of their needs have been addressed? In what ways might GAP work to address unmet needs?
2) GAP Facilitators and Staff: What are the experiences of support group facilitators and staff while working with GAP? How have they benefited from their involvement with GAP support groups, resources, and staff? What are the specific challenges that group facilitators and staff have encountered in working with GAP?