Weekly Roundup 5.2.19

MDHI Job Opportunity, Youth Summit Invite, Shelter Encampment RFP

You can join the MDHI team as an HMIS Business Analyst. This role will help support HMIS, special projects like Point in Time, work with community partners on the intersections of data and service delivery, and more. To apply, view the full job description for more information.

Homeless Shelter and Encampment Peer Navigator RFP

The City and County of Denver through the Denver’s Road Home under Denver Human Services (DHS) is seeking proposals from qualified agencies and organizations to participate in a pilot project to provide a shelter and encampment peer navigator(s) to assist Denver shelter clientele, as well as homeless individuals living in encampments, with supportive services through connections with benefits, identifying areas of opportunity to fill gaps, overcome barriers and assist with housing resources. The peer navigator will need to have previously experienced homelessness and maintained their own stability for a minimum of twelve (12) months. For more information or to apply, download the RFP.

Mile High Youth Summit: Elevate Your Voice

The Cross Systems Housing Network is hosting a summit for youth who have experienced housing instability to identify gaps in the system and work on forming solutions as a community. It will be held at the Mile High United Way building from 9am-4:30pm on June 7. There will be a resource fair, three catered meals, and raffles including a laptop - Please encourage youth to attend by distributing this flyer.

HMIS Tips & Tricks: Troubleshooting Data Quality Issues on the APR

The MDHI HMIS team made a helpful video about troubleshooting data quality issues on the APR to help agencies prepare in advance of APR submission requirements. This same content would also work for ESG agencies needing to submit a CAPER.

Community Training Opportunities

Understanding Homelessness, Housing First and Permanent Supportive Housing - May 16, 2019   Register here.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) is hosting a Spotlight Series on PSH that will:

  • Introduce two evidence-based practices: Housing First and Permanent Supportive Housing;
  • Offer essential elements, current research and information on accessing Housing First and Permanent Supportive Housing for individuals with mental or substance use disorders to clinicians, peers, and other stakeholders; and
  • Support SAMHSA's strategic plan by identifying and promoting adoption of evidence-based practices.

Jewish Family Service has an upcoming adult education workshop called Bootstraps being offered to the community. Come learn how to gain fundamental tools to stabilize your economic situation and improve financial and health habits for the long-term through changes in the choices you make. It is a 4-part series that builds upon itself on Wednesdays June 5, 12, 19, & 26 at 12p-2p. It is open to everyone. To sign up please call Dicia at (720)248-4666. See this flyer for more information. 

Upcoming Meetings

Equity & Accessibility Workgroup - May 8, Mile High United Way

Youth Action Board - May 8, Denver Public Library, Central Branch

MDHI Board of Directors meeting - May 9, Mile High United Way

OneHome Community Design Team - May 16, Sundquist Building in Boulder

RSVP and view more info on the MDHI Calendar

Community Job Opportunities

Project Coordinator, Community Solutions


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