2019 Graduate Student Showcase

Degree Program

Public Policy and Administration, PhD

Major Advisor Name

Vanessa Fry

Type of Submission

Scholarly Poster


How can Boise State University engage with local stakeholders to end homelessness? To answer this question, Boise State University’s Blue Sky Institute and Idaho Policy Institute partnered to analyze the local homelessness service provider network. We used Interfaith Sanctuary, a nonprofit network member, as a focal point. Research included a SWOT analysis, mapping the network and funding distribution, interviewing stakeholders, and analyzing provider operations.

This report demonstrates that this service network functions best when stakeholders collaborate. This report recommends that Boise State University pursue both short-term and long-term opportunities in the network in order to assist the community’s efforts.

Funding Information

Funded by Boise State University's Blue Sky Institute


Vanessa Fry is co-affiliated with the Idaho Policy Institute.