Weekly Roundup 11.15.18

HMIS trainings, Names for Vigil, Program spotlights, Hunger and Homeless week, Runaway and Homeless Youth month, Holiday resources, Funding opps, and upcoming meetings and events

MDHI Clarity HMIS End User Training Registration

The switch from Adsystech to Clarity HMIS is occurring in December 2018. Current and active end users of Adsystech will have an opportunity to attend training to learn about the new Clarity HMIS database in-person. End Users and managers must receive specific training to access COHMIS Clarity Database to ensure data quality, confidentiality, security and system performance. End Users only need to attend ONE training session.

Register Here


CALL FOR NAMES TO HONOR

This year’s annual Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil will take place on Friday, 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.  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 13.  Names will also be printed in the event program and circulated to attendees.  Please let Kate know if you have any questions.

View event info here.


Program Spotlights

Sunshine Home Share

Sunshine Home Share Colorado is a community-driven nonprofit that connects seniors with empty space in their homes with someone needing affordable housing. Our senior home providers are losing their ability to remain in their homes due to rising costs of their homes and the high costs of in-home support, and senior home seekers are forced into homelessness with rising rental costs and drastic affordable housing shortages. Using existing housing stock to support aging in place and create affordable housing just makes sense.  Matches are made based on compatibility, supportive service exchange needs, and the comprehensive social work model is designed to support safety in the matching process. For more information visit our website  Sunshinehomeshare.org or call 303.915.8264.

    

 

Miracle Street Gallery

The Miracle Street Gallery is a unique opportunity for those who are homeless, disabled, low income, ex-offenders, justice involved or those aging out of foster care. It’s an art gallery that provides an opportunity to showcase their work and then make some sales through special events and our online sites. The artists who submit their items for sale keep 85% of whatever they sell.  They set their own prices and the gallery keeps 15% of sales to help pay for overhead and the website.

We have room for dozens of artists to display their work. They could be paintings, sculpture, jewelry, leather goods, stained glass, drawings or any other creative expression.

For more information please call 303.815.4914. Read More on the MDHI blog.


Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Governor Hickenlooper’s Proclamation

 

Head to the Close to Home website for ways to Take Action!


Runaway and Homeless Youth Awareness Month

Governor Hickenlooper’s Proclamation

Read the Press Release from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA)


Funding opportunities

As mentioned in the Press Release above from DOLA, The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), through its Division of Housing (DOH) and Office of Homeless Youth Services (OHYS), is requesting applications for Youth Focused Housing Programs, specifically: 

  1. Up to 25 Tenant-Based Youth State Housing Vouchers (SHV), as well as limited tenancy support services funding. 
  2. Up to $650,000 in award(s) for a 12-month grant period towards Youth Rapid Re-housing (RRH).
  3. Up to $100,000 in award(s) for a 12-month grant period towards Host Homes (HH).

For more info on this OHYS request for application, follow this link.


Holiday Resources

Rocky Mountain Human Services has put together a useful guide to holiday resources around the Metro Area. View their guide in English and Spanish here.

These links are hosted by Mile High United Way 2-1-1, and will keep being updated as new resources are added, and registrations close.


Homelessness in America: Focus on Veterans

To prevent and end homelessness in America, we must have a clear understanding of who is at risk of homelessness and who goes on to experience it. In our Homelessness in America series, we summarize data and research about specific sub-populations to help inform the work we must do, together, to end homelessness. In this first brief, we focus on Veterans, who make up 9% of adults experiencing homelessness.

Read the brief from the United Stated Interagency Council on Homelessness


Upcoming Meetings and Events

MDHI Coordinating Committee - November 30th - Mile High United Way

MDHI Employment Committee - November 30th - Mile High United Way

HMIS Blackout dates - November 30th - December 17th - Read the memo

Immigration and Refugee workgroup - December 3rd, 1030 am - DHS 3815 Steele Street - email Victoria.Aguilar@denvergov.org

OneHome Regional Governing Council - December 4th - MHUW

OneHome Youth Meeting - December 7th - MHUW

Equity and Accessibility workgroup - December 12th - MHUW

MDHI Board Meeting - December 13th - MHUW


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