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Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 01:00 PM
Denver Public Library, Central Branch

Youth Action Board meeting

The Youth Action Board is a newly created committee of MDHI's Continuum of Care comprising young adults who have experienced homelessness and are working to use their knowledge and expertise to improve how youth services are provided across our CoC. Interested participants or others may email MDHI staff - Diane Howald (diane.howald@mdhi.org) and Megan Morales (megan.morales@mdhi.org) to RSVP or for more information.


Friday, August 30, 2019 at 09:00 AM · 88 rsvps
Mile High United Way in Denver, CO

Trauma Informed Leadership Training

Overview

We are pleased to engage with Matt Bennett, Bennett Innovation Group, for a series of trainings in August. Though it is not required, we highly encourage attendees for the August 30 Trauma Informed Leadership training to also attend the Trauma Informed Care training on August 9 and the Self Care training on August 23. 

 

Trauma-Informed Leadership

Trauma-Informed Leadership is designed to give leaders the skills and knowledge necessary to propel their community and organizations towards excellence.  This training provides a practical model designed to enhance staff health, while maximizing system and organizational outcomes. Learners will leave this presentation with a new paradigm of leadership, along with a set of skills to implement in supervision of staff and management of programs.

Designed in an interactive and experiential format, this training challenges leaders to look at job responsibilities, staff, systems, and agency through the Trauma-Informed Paradigm. This powerful experience provides approaches and strategies that can transform individuals, systems and the overall approach to helping others heal and grow. Whether you are an aspiring or experienced leader, you’ll see your role and work in a whole new light.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 10:30 AM

Equity and Accessibility workgroup

The Equity and Accessibility working group is committed to achieving a reputation for developing progressively inclusive solutions to address the inequities and inaccessibility of our homeless crisis response system for marginalized populations. To achieve far-reaching and long standing equitable outcomes, the Equity and Accessibility working group is focused on building systemic infrastructures to circumvent the impacts of generational discriminatory housing policies that disenfranchise communities of color in the United States.

The group has a strong emphasis on the utilization of data analytics and community input to develop strategies around better inclusion and policies for increasing representation of staff to better mirror the homeless populations served in our community, address language barriers and increase access for non-native speakers of English experiencing homelessness and analyzing our systems and processes to ensure racially equitable housing outcomes.

The need for addressing equity in our homeless crisis response system demands immediate action. It is the intention of this group to develop quarterly recommendations to be reviewed by regional partners, Regional Governing Council, Community Design Team and other decision making hierarchies within the Denver metro housing and homeless provider community to be reviewed, evaluated and submitted for approval to be implemented within out coordinated entry system, OneHome.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 01:00 PM
Denver Public Library, Central Branch

Youth Action Board meeting

The Youth Action Board is a newly created committee of MDHI's Continuum of Care comprising young adults who have experienced homelessness and are working to use their knowledge and expertise to improve how youth services are provided across our CoC. Interested participants or others may email MDHI staff - Diane Howald (diane.howald@mdhi.org) and Megan Morales (megan.morales@mdhi.org) to RSVP or for more information.


Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 02:00 PM

Board Meeting

MDHI's monthly board meeting held on the second Thursday of each month from 2-4pm.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 01:00 PM
Denver Public Library, Central Branch

Youth Action Board meeting

The Youth Action Board is a newly created committee of MDHI's Continuum of Care comprising young adults who have experienced homelessness and are working to use their knowledge and expertise to improve how youth services are provided across our CoC. Interested participants or others may email MDHI staff - Diane Howald (diane.howald@mdhi.org) and Megan Morales (megan.morales@mdhi.org) to RSVP or for more information.


Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10:15 AM · 1 rsvp
Mile High United Way in Denver, CO

Employment Committee

The Employment Committee meets on the fourth Friday of every month from 10:15 am on the first floor BKD conference room, by the 211 call center.


Tuesday, October 08, 2019 at 12:00 PM · 26 rsvps
Mile High United Way in Denver, CO

Human Trafficking and Homelessness in Metro Denver

Join the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking in partnership with Metro Denver Homeless Initiative on how human trafficking is impacting our state and the greater Denver area. Learn how the experience of homelessness intersects with human trafficking and how service providers and community members can be involved in the response. This training will be followed by a panel discussion including several Denver-area professionals working in homelessness and parallel issues on how their work intersects with trafficking.

This is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided.

This training will explore:

  • Root causes of the crime of trafficking and the myriad of intersecting identities, vulnerabilities, and
    social and systemic inequalities that can lead to trafficking
  • How victim service providers and first responders can understand the red flags and behavioral cues of
    someone who has experienced this complex trauma
  • Integrating protocols and procedures to assess and respond to the needs of trafficked persons
  • Local resources and referrals

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 10:30 AM

Equity and Accessibility workgroup

The Equity and Accessibility working group is committed to achieving a reputation for developing progressively inclusive solutions to address the inequities and inaccessibility of our homeless crisis response system for marginalized populations. To achieve far-reaching and long standing equitable outcomes, the Equity and Accessibility working group is focused on building systemic infrastructures to circumvent the impacts of generational discriminatory housing policies that disenfranchise communities of color in the United States.

The group has a strong emphasis on the utilization of data analytics and community input to develop strategies around better inclusion and policies for increasing representation of staff to better mirror the homeless populations served in our community, address language barriers and increase access for non-native speakers of English experiencing homelessness and analyzing our systems and processes to ensure racially equitable housing outcomes.

The need for addressing equity in our homeless crisis response system demands immediate action. It is the intention of this group to develop quarterly recommendations to be reviewed by regional partners, Regional Governing Council, Community Design Team and other decision making hierarchies within the Denver metro housing and homeless provider community to be reviewed, evaluated and submitted for approval to be implemented within out coordinated entry system, OneHome.


Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 02:00 PM

Board Meeting

MDHI's monthly board meeting held on the second Thursday of each month from 2-4pm.