Upcoming Webinar: Addressing the Needs of Families Impacted by Domestic Violence through Rapid Re-Housing


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Upcoming Webinar: Addressing the Needs of Families Impacted by Domestic Violence through Rapid Re-Housing


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Family and Youth Service Bureau’s Family Violence Prevention and Services Program invites you to learn about approaches that work to help families impacted by domestic violence by providing access to housing and trauma-informed supportive services. This webinar will feature the Oregon Volunteer of America’s Home Free Program and the Washington State Coalition’s Domestic Violence (WSCADV) Housing First Program. Presenters will specifically discuss two rapid re-housing programs designed to assist individuals and families impacted by domestic violence.
Oregon’s Home Free Program and WSCADV’s Domestic Violence Housing First (DVHF) focus on helping domestic violence survivors retain or access safe permanent housing quickly—often bypassing emergency shelters. Participants receive tailored services to help them maintain that housing based on their unique needs. Kris Billhardt, Director of the Home Free Program, and Linda Olsen, Housing Program Coordinator with the WSCADV, will discuss their programming frameworks and critical programming considerations and share the outcomes of their program evaluations.

Registration

The webinar is being held on Monday, July 14 at 1:30 pm Eastern Time (ET). Register for the webinar now.
You will receive a confirmation email shortly after you register from nrcdv@nrcdv.org.
If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact Shawndell Dawson, Senior Program Specialist, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, at Shawndell.Dawson@acf.hhs.gov.


Reminder: CHDO Workshops - July & August 2014


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Reminder:
CHDO Workshops - July & August 2014


This is a reminder that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is sponsoring a series of 2.5-day Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) training workshops across the nation.   
CHDO Travel scholarships are still available and scholarship requests will be distributed to CHDOs that sign-up to attend. To read more about the Travel Scholarships please click on the appropriate “Register Now” link below:

Registration is still open for the following July Trainings:

Denver, CO
July 22-24, 2014
Kansas City, KS
July 22-24, 2014
New York, NY
July 22-24, 2014
Detroit, MI
July 29-31, 2014
Memphis, TN
July 29-31, 2014

Registration is still open for the following August Trainings:

Charlotte, NC
August 5-7, 2014
Phoenix, AZ
August 12-14, 2014
Atlanta, GA
August 19-21, 2014
Portland, OR
August 26-28, 2014

Who should attend?

The workshop is primarily for CHDOs. CHDO registration must be approved by the PJ. The training is limited to CHDOs that meet one or more of these criteria:
  • The organization has previously been designated as a CHDO by the PJ and been funded from the CHDO set-aside at least once since January 1, 2011
  • The organization is one that the PJ is actively working toward an award of HOME funds
A limited number of spaces will be available for PJ staff to attend the workshops with their CHDOs. To accommodate as many organizations as possible attendance may be limited to one individual per organization.
Please keep in mind the following items when planning your organization’s attendance at this event:
  • PJ staff may attend only if a CHDO from its jurisdiction also attends
  • Training organizers will be asking PJs to verify that CHDOs that have registered meet the criteria

Important Information

For more information and to view other training locations, visit the CHDO Workshop News page.
Instructions on how to register are available in the OneCPD Learn User Guide.
Please note that submitting a registration request does not guarantee you a seat at the training.
You will receive a confirmation email if you are accepted into the training.
Note: Do not make nonrefundable or non-cancellable travel arrangements-including but not limited to airfare, train fare, rental car, and hotel reservations-prior to receiving official confirmation that your registration has been approved.


Correction: Alliance to Screen Documentary 'Lost Angels' at Conference










July 8, 2014    

ISSUES  |  POLICY  |  SOLUTIONS  |  NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro


Spotlight On...
Alliance to Screen Documentary 'Lost Angels' at Conference*


On the second day of the Alliance's 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel in Washington, DC, conference attendees will have a chance to attend a free screening of "Lost Angels," a documentary film about life on Skid Row. The film covers the history of the area of Los Angeles, notorious for its poverty, and chronicles the lives of its low-income and homeless residents and efforts by the city to revitalize the neighborhood. The film will screen at 4:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 30, in the Mt. Vernon room. DVDs of the film will be available for purchase for $10 during the conference.
Conference Reminder: Cancellations Deadline
Should you need to cancel your conference registration, please note that the Alliance will deduct a $25 cancellation fee and a $100 processing fee from refunds issued in response to cancellation requests received before Monday, July 14. Please send your cancellation requests by email to Susan Nich, by fax to 202-638-4664, or by mail to National Alliance to End Homelessness, 1518 K Street, NW, Second Floor, Washington, DC 20005. After Monday, July 14, no refunds for cancellations will be issued.



*In the previous version of this newsletter, this article was incorrectly headlined: Alliance Publishes 'Research Agenda to End Homelessness.'




On June 4, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the announced the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness by 2015, a nationwide challenge with the commitment of 77 mayors at the time of the announcement. Now the Alliance has published a resource meant for mayors who have signed on to the challenge. "Five High Impact Steps" lays out the five key tasks that mayors should undertake to achieve the goal of ending homelessness in their cities, and provides numerous links to helpful resources on the Alliance's website and elsewhere.






How are we helping people exit homelessness?
By Sam Batko

In this post, part of our ongoing coverage on the Alliance blog of the "State of Homelessness in America 2014" we highlight findings from Chapter 3 of the report, which focuses on the capacity of the homeless assistance system.
Case Management and Support: A Rapid Re-Housing Core Component
By Stuart Campbell In this post, the last in our blog series on the Core Components of Rapid Re-Housing we look at the services side of rapid re-housing: case management and support.
What Can Welfare Agencies Do to Help Us End Homelessness?
By Sharon McDonald In this post, we look at how some states are using welfare resources to help families quickly escape homelessness with rapid re-housing.








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www.endhomelessness.org


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The Alliance is online: on Facebook, on Twitter, on our blog, and on our website! Join the Alliance's online community, and stay up-to-date with homelessness and housing information.


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Alliance to Screen Documentary 'Lost Angels' at Conference










July 8, 2014    

ISSUES  |  POLICY  |  SOLUTIONS  |  NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro


Spotlight On...
Alliance Publishes 'Research Agenda to End Homelessness'


On the second day of the Alliance's 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel in Washington, DC, conference attendees will have a chance to attend a free screening of "Lost Angels," a documentary film about life on Skid Row. The film covers the history of the area of Los Angeles, notorious for its poverty, and chronicles the lives of its low-income and homeless residents and efforts by the city to revitalize the neighborhood. The film will screen at 4:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 30, in the Mt. Vernon room. DVDs of the film will be available for purchase for $10 during the conference.
Conference Reminder: Cancellations Deadline
Should you need to cancel your conference registration, please note that the Alliance will deduct a $25 cancellation fee and a $100 processing fee from refunds issued in response to cancellation requests received before Monday, July 14. Please send your cancellation requests by email to Susan Nich, by fax to 202-638-4664, or by mail to National Alliance to End Homelessness, 1518 K Street, NW, Second Floor, Washington, DC 20005. After Monday, July 14, no refunds for cancellations will be issued.





On June 4, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the announced the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness by 2015, a nationwide challenge with the commitment of 77 mayors at the time of the announcement. Now the Alliance has published a resource meant for mayors who have signed on to the challenge. "Five High Impact Steps" lays out the five key tasks that mayors should undertake to achieve the goal of ending homelessness in their cities, and provides numerous links to helpful resources on the Alliance's website and elsewhere.






How are we helping people exit homelessness?
By Sam Batko

In this post, part of our ongoing coverage on the Alliance blog of the "State of Homelessness in America 2014" we highlight findings from Chapter 3 of the report, which focuses on the capacity of the homeless assistance system.
Case Management and Support: A Rapid Re-Housing Core Component
By Stuart Campbell In this post, the last in our blog series on the Core Components of Rapid Re-Housing we look at the services side of rapid re-housing: case management and support.
What Can Welfare Agencies Do to Help Us End Homelessness?
By Sharon McDonald In this post, we look at how some states are using welfare resources to help families quickly escape homelessness with rapid re-housing.


   ABOUT US

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, non profit organization dedicated to solving the problem of homelessness and preventing its continued growth.

www.endhomelessness.org


   Sign the Statement



   JOIN US!

Facebook logo
The Alliance is online: on Facebook, on Twitter, on our blog, and on our website! Join the Alliance's online community, and stay up-to-date with homelessness and housing information.


   NEED HELP?


Visit the Center for Capacity Building to learn more about the ways the Center can help your community end homelessness.


   In the News



[MARHMIS] RE: Tracking meals - HMIS, or, other software?

Hello Kelly,
New Jersey Collaborative implemented the Bio-Metric technology to capture services such as meals, food bags, nightly shelters stays and drop in center activities. The services can be predetermined checked from a list of options. Clients scan their finger (which cannot be lost or have to be reproduced) The system allows you to scan multiple fingers for a client in case one is not scanning during a visit. The process in NJ is set to automatically update the HMIS without human intervention every 6 hours. We would recommend Biometric because of the limited hardware need and the flexibility of using finger scans and  Facial or iris recognition alone or in concert with each other.
The agency’s cost for implementing Bio-Metric would be recouped 100 times over with the  savings in reduced data entry hours and improved data quality on the HMIS. Another cost savings is freeing  up worker to perform other task.  

Here is the link to our online videos where you could watch the Bio-Metric presentation.

Abram Hillson
Director of HMIS
New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
P.O Box 18550
Trenton, New Jersey 08650-2085
Phone: 609-278-7567
Fax: 609-278-4173



From: marhmis@googlegroups.com [mailto:marhmis@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Blechertas, Kelly A.
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 10:26 AM
To: 'marhmis@googlegroups.com'
Subject: [MARHMIS] Tracking meals - HMIS, or, other software?

Hi everyone,

This might be slightly off-topic (or, maybe not!) but I have a faith-based organization looking for help finding a fast and efficient way to track the clients they serve meals to at their daily hot meal program. Some of these clients are in their housing programs, but some are not. We are looking at how it would work in ServicePoint, but I’d like to see if anyone else has a great recommendation for accomplishing this. This particular agency is severely understaffed and I have concerns that doing it in ServicePoint may end up being too time consuming.

Right now, they’re working off a spreadsheet of sorts. They aren’t looking for a lot of special details (we’d originally looked at scanners and cards, but that seems to be too costly for right now), but primarily would love to see a name, a picture, and the number of meals served to the individual – all in a quick enough format that someone could record it as the clients come in at mealtimes.

You can email me back privately at kablechertas@yorkcountypa.gov

Thanks!

Kelly Blechertas
GIS & Information Systems Administrator 
         
Human Services Office:
York County Human Services                     
100 West Market Street, Suite 401              
York, Pennsylvania 17401                          
P: (717) 771-9347                                       
F: (717) 771-4663

Planning Commission Office:
York County Planning Commission
28 East Market Street, 3rd Floor
York, Pennsylvania 17401
P: (717) 771-9870
F: (717) 771-9511                                   




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