Volunteers Needed: Project Homeless Connect 2014

Volunteers Needed for Project Homeless Connect 2014!

Project Homeless Connect is a national model for helping the homeless community by bringing together services to meet every need into one place at one time. This model has been recognized by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and has been replicated in nearly 300 cities throughout the United States. Its success depends on the participation of hundreds of community members who volunteer to assist on the day of the event.

The event provides on-site services for the local homeless community, such as medical exams and screenings, haircuts, legal advice, identification, access to healthy food, and more. Participating homeless and at-risk individuals and families are paired with a volunteer guide, who helps participants navigate the various services and share the experience of the event. As a guide, you may sign up for one or more 3-hour shifts. This is a great way to be part of the solution by assisting a neighbor seeking resources necessary to escape or prevent homelessness.

Project Homeless Connect 2013 was an overwhelming success. 2000 people who were facing homelessness or at-risk of becoming homeless received services to improve their quality of life and help them get on the path toward self-sufficiency.

TO REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER at this amazing event, or for more information, go to


Mary Chesnut
Chief Executive Officer

YWCA Greater Baltimore

SSVF and 2014 HMIS Data Standards Webinar

SSVF Webinar Series: SSVF and the 2014 HMIS Data Standards
Join us for a Webinar on September 24
Space is limited.  Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

This presentation will provide information about process and policy changes for SSVF grantees under the 2014 HMIS Data Standards, including new HMIS data collection requirements.  Topics will include a summary of key changes and the transition process as it relates to SSVF, as well as an overview of Repository updates based on the new standards and data exchange formats.  SSVF program managers and staff who use HMIS are encouraged to attend; grantees are also welcome to invite interested HMIS administrators and/or software providers. 
Title: SSVF Webinar Series: SSVF and the 2014 HMIS Data Standards
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT 
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

EMPLOYMENT OPP: ​Director, Homeless Services Program (Baltimore City)

Director, Homeless Services Program
Operations Manager I
$78,900 - $130,000
(salary commensurate with experience)

The Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Human Services is seeking a dynamic individual to plan and direct the ongoing development and implementation of its Homeless Services Program (HSP).  The incumbent will report to the Director of the Mayor's Office of Human Services (MOHS).

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
■ Oversee the development and implementation of long range program goals of the City's Homeless Services
   Program (HSP), including supervision of the HSP staff. Collaborate with the Journey Home Executive Director to
   make policy recommendations to the Director of the Mayor's Office of Human Services on strategies for making
   homelessness rare and brief.
■ Prepare grant proposals by writing grant narratives and preparing grant budgets; assembling grant materials and
   writing applications.
Review, approve and write complex narrative and statistical reports and memoranda, including recommending
   revision in Program related legislation; submit reports and memoranda to supervisor for review and approval.
■ Speak and testify before government councils and commissions, business and community groups on program
   projects, plans, goals and activities; advise these groups on program and City policies, practices, procedures and
■ Coordinate activities with other agencies and organizations, explaining program services to, and obtaining
   financial aid and other assistance from such agencies and organizations and providing them with assistance. 
■ Review, interpret and recommend new, revised or amended departmental policies, practices, and procedures to
   ensure program efficiency and compliance with City, State and Federal laws and regulations.
■ Prepare and administer program budget, develop budget recommendations and monitor expenditures.
■ Maintain professional knowledge through such means as attending seminars, conferences, reviewing professional
   publications, and participating in professional organizations.
■ Hire, fire, promote, evaluate the performance of, and train staff.
■ Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of administrative practices and methods, including but not limited to social program administration,
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    planning and budgeting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, State and Federal officials,
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    department managers, and community, business and related public groups.
  • Ability to research and write complex narrative and statistical reports.
  • Ability to speak and testify effectively before government and legal bodies, commissions, community and
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    business groups.
  • Ability to supervise staff.
This is a full time non-civil service position with a comprehensive benefits package.  Those considered for employment must authorize release of a criminal background check from the Maryland State Police.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and five years of progressively responsible experience in related homeless, social, health or other human service related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
To Apply: Please forward resumes by regular mail or e-mail to the attention of Ms. Susan Olubi, Director of
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Administrative Services, Mayor's Office of Human Services, 7 E. Redwood Street, 5th Floor, Baltimore MD 21202; Susan.Olubi@baltimorecity.gov
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no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, September 26, 2014  No facsimiles accepted.
Baltimore City is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Jason Burns
Systems Administrator
HMIS Support Team