Weekly Roundup 7.2.19

MDHI August Provider Training series, Welcome Adam, MDHI is hiring, Jeffco Comprehensive Summer count, Denver Bridge Housing RFP, employment and training opportunities

MDHI Provider Training Series

MDHI is pleased to be partnering with Matt Bennett for a training series that will be offered throughout August. 

August 9, Trauma Informed Care

August 16, Motivational Interviewing

August 23, Self Care

August 30, Trauma Informed Leadership

The link for each training provides full details. Please RSVP as we expect these sessions to fill up quickly. 

Welcome to the Team, Adam!

Hello! My name is Adam Starker. I am excited to join MDHI as the organization’s new HMIS Business Analyst. Get to know all about Adam and how to contact him here.

MDHI is Hiring!

The Director of Finance and Administration will play a critical role in the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as MDHI continues to build capacity and increase its influence in the community. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization. View the full position description

Jeffco Comprehensive Summer Count

Jefferson County and participating municipalities are conducting a Comprehensive Homeless Count throughout Jefferson County during the month of August. This is not the HUD-mandated Point-in-Time Count that takes place in January across the nation.  This Count will expand on the HUD definition of homelessness in order to paint the full picture of what homelessness looks like in a suburban community where services are scattered and sometimes non-existent. By measuring the full scope, we have a chance of designing services and policies to prevent homelessness and ensure it is short-lived when it does occur.  

Volunteers are needed to conduct surveys the week of August 19-23 -Register Here. Volunteers will work in groups accompanied by law enforcement personnel. We are in need of many volunteers to help conduct surveys to make this effort a success. Please consider joining us and sharing this information with anyone in your network that might be interested in helping by registering here.

More details on Jeffco's summer count here

Denver Bridge Housing RFP

The Housing Division of Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) is requesting proposals from partners interested in contracting with the City & County of Denver to provide bridge housing for persons experiencing homelessness. On April 19 at the Denver Housing Forum, Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced a proposed new Department of Housing and Homelessness and a $15.7 million initiative that will be leveraged by the city in partnership with our business, nonprofit and philanthropic communities over the next three years to bolster two critical homelessness services – bridge housing and additional day shelter activation.

This RFP addresses the need for additional bridge housing in Denver and refined coordination between Denver’s Road Home (DRH) and DEDO. Programs based in the City & County of Denver may apply for funding to help people experiencing literal homelessness move into temporary housing where they can be connected with services and assisted in connecting with a permanent housing solution.

Since the goal of this RFP is to connect people experiencing homelessness to a permanent housing solution through bridge housing, this solicitation will also accept requests for Rapid Re-Housing investments, or other innovative permanent housing, paired with a bridge program. The city is particularly interested in innovative bridge housing approaches to address the housing needs of highly vulnerable residents living in encampments while leveraging our coordinated entry system for assessment and to connect with a permanent housing resource.
RFP Guidelines and Application The deadline to submit proposals is July 31, 2019, at 4 p.m.

Employment opportunities

City of Thornton – Housing Coordinator

Training Opportunities

The second webinar of the People with Lived Experience Spotlight Series focuses on the unique experiences of women who've experienced homelessness. Research indicates that the causes and duration of this experience differ for men and women, highlighting the need to hear the voices of women to better shape homelessness and housing services and supports. Three women who have experienced homelessness will share their stories. This Spotlight Series is intended to help practitioners, providers, and policymakers understand the challenges faced by individuals with mental and/or substance use disorders who experience homelessness. Register Here for the July 18th webinar.

Strengthening Partnerships between Law Enforcement and Homelessness Service Systems - This brief will help communities approach partnerships with law enforcement that will benefit efforts to address unsheltered homelessness, from USICH.

This brief offers guidance on GPD Model for Service Veterans, and provides an overview of the housing models now funded through the Grant and Per Diem program and important considerations as this transformation is implemented locally.


Upcoming Meetings

Youth Action Board – July 3rd, Denver Public Library, Central Branch

Equity & Accessibility Workgroup - July 10th, Mile High United Way

MDHI Board of Directors meeting - July 11th, Mile High United Way

OneHome Community Design Team – July 18th, Mile High United Way

August Training Series with Matt Bennett - Fridays in August

RSVP and view more info on the MDHI Calendar

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