The city conducted a Community Needs Assessment with the goal of creating a guiding document which can assist in prioritizing plans, initiatives and programs to meet growing or unmet human service needs in our city.
The assessment measures needs of residents through the collection of data and information from residents, service providers, community leaders, the U.S. Census Bureau and other data sources.
The areas assessed include: veteran services, youth, seniors/aging, disability/special needs, low-to-moderate income families, poverty, homelessness, all types of violence against individuals and other areas of need.
The Community Needs Assessment is being managed by the city’s Human Service and Community Vitality Department and being administered by I & E Consulting.
The Community Needs Assessment will be used to inform the new City of Surprise Veteran, Disability & Human Service Commission with resident input and data to create a strategic plan.
Community Needs Assessment Purpose
To better understand the diverse needs facing the residents of Surprise
To evaluate services, resources and opportunities currently in place
To identify short-term and long-term needs and opportunities