The overall goal of the VISTAs' project at Safe Haven is to observe and evaluate the current programs and services offered and its effectiveness within the community. In order to propose implementations and improvements according to the needs and suggestions made by the community, VISTA members help develop programs and build capacity to address these topics.
In addition, each individual VISTA member is given a specific role to contribute towards the greater goal. Some of these task include: volunteer recruitment, grant writing, and community outreach. Though, with much collaboration and team work, the VISTA members are able to maximize there skills and ideas in ways that bring about community engagement, participation, and program success.
VISTAs help collect meaningful data that reflects the successes of our families and students at the Waipahu Safe Haven Immigrant Resource Center, and the programs that it offers.