Weekly Roundup 8.7.18

HCV waitlist, Welcome Bethany! 2-1-1 mobile assessor update, Denver's strategic opioid response strategic plan, and more

HCV Waitlist Opening Tomorrow for Persons with Disabilities

The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), Division of Housing (DOH) in conjunction with Atlantis will open its Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list for one day on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

  • One is a waiting list is only open to: Applicants who meet DOH’s disability preference and can verify disability as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • A second waiting list is for: Non-elderly (under age 62) persons with disabilities currently residing in nursing homes or other healthcare institutions transitioning into the community.

Completed applications can only be submitted in person at the Atlantis office. An application will be accepted in person from 10:00 – 3:30 PM on August 8, 2018, at Atlantis, 221 South Cherokee St, Denver, CO 80223. 

If you meet either of the qualifications above, you may apply for the waitlist accordingly. Read the announcement on Atlantis Community’s website.


Welcome Bethany Maynard-Moody!

We are pleased to welcome Bethany Maynard-Moody to the team as the new OneHome Program Manager!

 

Prior to joining the team at MDHI, Bethany worked for the CoC just outside of Chicago, IL called The Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County. While at the Alliance, Bethany worked on the Built for Zero (BFZ) initiative and oversaw the development of Coordinated Entry in this community. Before coming to the Chicago area, Bethany worked as a case manager in Seattle focusing on housing chronically homeless individuals who had been homeless for 20+ years. After several years of front line work, Bethany decided to attend graduate school where her education focused on how front-line staff can frame how policies are experienced by people they are working with.

 

Bethany is thrilled to work in Denver at MDHI and with the community partners. Bethany is especially excited to work in a community that is forward thinking, invested in building systems that end homelessness, and working in the diverse geographical context that the area has to offer.

Reach out and say hello - Bethany@mdhi.org


Mile High United Way 2-1-1 OneHome Mobile Assessor Program Update

Read here for an important update regarding the OneHome and Mile High United Way 2-1-1 Partnership.


Denver Releases 5-year Opioid Response Strategic Plan

Through a series of aligned goals, strategies, and activities, Denver’s Opioid Response Strategic Plan aims to reduce stigma surrounding substance (mis)use, eliminate barriers to accessing treatment, ensure equity, create opportunity, and build resiliency. This plan is a roadmap to improving the quality of life in our community, and it is also a call to action. We must all work together – government agencies, community organizations, health care providers, law enforcement, citizens – to effectively address this widespread, complex epidemic.

Read the full plan


Employment openings

Bayaud Enterprises - Mental Health Professional

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless - OneHome Family Coordinator


Training opportunities

EasterSeals Colorado offers trainings for disability benefits applications as webinars throughout the year. If you need a topic specific refresher, or would like to take the full course - the next series begins on August 16th. Read more and sign up here.

 

Join the National HealthCare for the Homeless Council and Respite Care Providers’ Network for the first-ever Medical Respite Training Symposium! From October 1-2 in Phoenix, AZ, this singular, CME-accredited conference will feature two days of intensive workshops illuminating the unique care model that is medical respite care. Register and see more info.

 

SAMHSA has a four-part webcast series educates healthcare professionals about the importance of using approaches that are free of discriminatory attitudes and behaviors in treating individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) and related conditions, as well as patients living their lives in recovery. The Power of Perceptions and Understanding: Changing how we deliver treatment and recovery series - Access the Webcasts here


Upcoming Meetings and Events

HMIS Kickoff Celebration and Open House - August 8th, at The Walnut Room (Come Join Us!!!)

MDHI Board of Directors Meeting - August 9th, at Mile High United Way

OneHome Family meeting - August 14th, at Mile High United Way

Youth Action Board meeting - August 15th at Denver Public Library

OneHome Community Design Team - August 16th, at Denver Human Services-Castro bldg

Taskforce Denver - People to People event - August 18th, Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods Building


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