SSVF Email Update: February 12, 2016


Hi Team,

This was the Program Update from Friday. I look forward to speaking with you tomorrow (Wed) at 1:30pm for our regional call.

Thanks!

Adrienne

From: SSVF
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 4:44 PM
Subject: SSVF Email Update: February 12, 2016
Importance: High

Topics:

1. Register for the National SSVF Webinar:  Homeless Prevention Services (February 25,   2016 at 2 PM Eastern)

2. Resource:  TRAIN – Public Health Foundation Training Site


Register for the National SSVF Webinar:  Homeless Prevention Services (February 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm Eastern)

Please register for the "Homeless Prevention Services" Webinar on February 25, 2016 2:00 PM Eastern:


Strategic allocation of Homeless Prevention funding is imperative in achieving and maintaining an end to homelessness among Veterans.  In this webinar, the SSVF Program Office will review the SSVF Homeless Prevention Screening Process, discuss standardized targeting and the process of developing a Prevention Threshold score.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining


Resource:  TRAIN – Public Health Foundation Training Site

Resource:  TRAIN is a free service of Public Health Foundation and operates through collaborative partnerships with state and federal agencies, local and national organizations, and educational institutions.   Some of the Department of Veteran Affairs modules include live webcasts and web- based training on:

    •         Military Culture:  Core Competencies for Health Care Professionals Stressors and   Resources
    •         Military Culture:  Core Competencies for Health Care Professionals Military Organization and Role
    •         Military Culture:  Core Competencies for Health Care Professionals Treatment Resources and Tools

TRAIN may be accessed:  https://www.train.org

The user must register to use the TRAIN portal and once that's accomplished, they may search for the course/s by name or keyword.

NOTE:  If you are receiving this email in error, please disregard.  We request your patience as the SSVF Program Office continues to address system issues with the grants management database.


Thank you,


SSVF Program Office

Upcoming: Housing + Employment Works Webinar Series


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Upcoming: Housing + Employment Works Webinar Series


Are you interested in how Continuum of Care (CoC) leadership, CoC Program recipients, and local workforce professionals can more effectively provide employment supports for homeless and at-risk job seekers? Check out the new four-part webinar series titled Housing + Employment Works.
This webinar series is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH).
By viewing the entire series, participants will:
  • Gain a working knowledge of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and its implications for homeless assistance providers.
     
  • Understand ways in which Workforce Board programs and CoC programs can partner to improve employment services access and outcomes for people experiencing homelessness.
     
  • Know how to better ensure that opportunities and support are available for people needing a living wage who can use employment to prevent and end their episodes of homelessness.

Webinar 1: A Discussion of WIOA, Rapid Rehousing, and Rapid Job Placement

The first webinar will be held Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM EST. It will introduce CoCs to the use of WIOA as a strategy to prevent and end homelessness for participants in rapid rehousing (RRH) projects.
Experts John Rio of Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. and Seattle’s Nick Cobb and Mark Putnam will share their expertise and experience with addressing employment barriers for people who are homeless from their combined CoC/RRH perspectives. The webinar will cover:
  • The importance of employment-focused case management in RRH projects;
     
  • How one CoC and service provider incorporated employment supports for participants in an RRH project; and
     
  • The successes and challenges they’ve faced.
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST
Register for this webinar.

After registration, you will receive instructions on how to access the webinar.
This webinar is part of a series of webinars developed by HUD. Here are the dates and description of the remaining webinars in the series:

Webinar 2: Housing + Employment Works: CoC and Workforce Partnerships to Serve WIOA Population Priorities

This webinar will take place on April 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT. The audience will hear an overview of WIOA and the importance of collaborating with your local Workforce Investment Board (WIB). You will hear from CoC and WIB leadership who are effectively collaborating to identify homeless job seekers and provide the resources they need to find and retain employment.

Webinar 3: Housing + Employment Works: Employment Assessment in Coordinated Entry Systems

This webinar will take place on June 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT. The audience will hear from communities who are identifying employment needs when the person first enters the coordinated entry system. You will hear benefits, challenges and successes of addressing the person’s needs as soon as they enter the CoC as well as how some CoCs designed a system with access to employment services

Webinar 4: Housing + Employment Works: Systems Performance Measures around Employment and Income Maximization

This webinar will take place on August 18, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT. The audience will hear the importance of emphasizing employment and measuring income outcomes. In the new day of accountability, recipients need to consider the income of participants as key to housing stability and affordability in the long-term. You will hear how communities are measuring employment outcomes and the benefits to the CoC.
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