Weekly Roundup 11.14.19

RGC recruitment, Welcome Kelly! Names for the Vigil, PIT volunteers and Tableau data, DOH stakeholder engagement, and employment opportunities

Open Recruitment for the Regional Governing Council

Interested in informing Continuum of Care policies and standards? MDHI is now accepting applications for the Regional Governing Council (RGC). The RGC serves as a voting council working to make CoC policy recommendations to the MDHI Board of Directors. The RGC will work closely with the System Performance Council to ensure high overall system performance, as well as project level performance.

Read more and apply here


Welcome Kelly to the MHDI Team!

Kelly Hellman joined MDHI in October as the new Director of Finance and Administration and is thrilled to be working once again in the nonprofit world.  

Kelly received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota and for the past 25 years has worked in management-level positions for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Most recently, this Included serving as the VP of Finance and Administration for Science and Technology in Atmospheric Research for the past 14 years. Before that, he held the same title for Special Olympics Colorado. Reach out and say hello - Kelly.Hellman@mdhi.org.


Call for Names to Honor at Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil

This year’s annual Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil will take place on Saturday, December 21.  Each year, members of our community come together to honor our neighbors who experienced homelessness and died this past year by reading their names aloud. The flyer is available here for distribution.

To honor someone at this event, please send that person’s name to Kate Dill at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless via email at kdill@coloradocoalition.org no later than Thursday, December 12.  Names will also be printed in the event program and circulated to attendees.  Please let Kate know if you have any questions.


Does Your Agency Need Volunteers for PIT2020?

Contact your local PIT coordinator (list here with emails) if your agency will need volunteers to help conduct the 2020 Point in Time. All Volunteer requests are due before Thanksgiving! If you are an emergency shelter, transitional housing program, or are providing motel vouchers – make sure you have confirmed your official point of contact and whether you can use a data pull from HMIS, another comparable database, or will be surveying in person.

Volunteers recruitment begins in December –and we will again be requesting staff support across the region in outreach efforts! An announcement will be made in this newsletter, the MDHI and PIT websites, and social media. Questions? Email PIT@mdhi.org anytime!


Check out the PIT Data on Tableau!


CO Division of Housing Stakeholder Engagement Findings

In 2019 the Colorado Department of Local Affairs’ Division of Housing (DOH) conducted a series of Outreach & Engagement events across Colorado in partnership with Housing Colorado and the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CFHA). More than 850 stakeholders from 54 counties provided input online and in-person. Preliminary findings and broad themes are now available here!


New Resource Guides

Rocky Mountain Human Services Holiday Guide 2019

Project Homeless Connect Guide 2019


Employment Opportunities

City of Arvada - Homeless Navigator

City of Lakewood - Homeless Navigator

St. Francis Center – Basic Services Staff

St. Francis Center – Direct Services Staff Winter/Holiday on-call

Family Promise – Family Advocate, Bridge Housing Program

Catholic Charities – Peer Navigator, temporary


Upcoming Meetings and Events

Youth Action Board meeting - November 20th

Community Design Team - November 21st, Boulder

Coordinating Committee - November 22th

Employment Committee - November 22th

Sexual Harassment Prevention in Housing -  - Englewood Library

MDHI Board of Directors meeting - December 12th

 

RSVP and view more info on the MDHI Calendar


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