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May 2018

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Evaluation Tool Subcommittee Meeting

Evaluation Tool Subcommittee Meeting


05/01/2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

This group develops and refines the annual local evaluation instrument.
Expertise needed: Participants may be involved in policy work at their agency, complete the ranking instrument, or have experience using data/reporting to drive their program offerings or set goals. Someone with an interest in system performance and improvement of systems & projects, as well as developing and implementing tools that enhance project performance and shape the local evaluation tool, would be a good fit. 
Meeting details: Contact kkowal@allchicago.org for more information about this group.


 
 
Pipeline Expansion Work Group

Pipeline Expansion Work Group


05/02/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
205 W. Randolph, 8th Floor Conference Room

This working group will advance housing and service creation strategies to meet the needs of the Chicago CoC as informed through data. Committee members will affirm the scale and range of units and services, review and validate financial implications, take actions to secure development partnerships, financing commitments, policy changes and coordination strategies to achieve the pipeline goals. This working group will have dynamic interactions with other Action Agenda groups to achieve its goals. 
Expertise needed: Group members should have or develop a working knowledge of supportive housing, rapid re-housing, and prevention programs, connection and/or oversight of affordable/supportive housing development activities with particular connection to community-based programs, represent service systems that have significant housing needs, and housing policies or systems. 
Meeting details: Meetings will take place in-person or via phone 1-2 times per month. Please email or call Betsy Benito at betsy.benito@csh.org, 312.332.6690 ext. 2814 or Alisa Rodriguez at alisa.rodriguez@cityofchicago.org, 312-746-8610 for more information.


 
 
Chicago Task Force on Homeless Youth Meeting

Chicago Task Force on Homeless Youth Meeting


05/03/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
DFSS - 1615 W. Chicago Ave., 1st Fl. Conference Room/ Room 155

Contact Liz Perez or Ceri Moy for more information.


 
 
Ending Veteran Homelessness Initiative Community Team

Ending Veteran Homelessness Initiative Community Team


05/04/2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
DFSS, 10 S. Kedzie, Room 205

The Community Team is responsible for helping to shape the implementation of Chicago's Coordinated Entry System (CES), as well as to address systemic barriers identified by providers and Veterans that prevent Veterans from getting housed quickly and efficiently. Systemic barriers experienced by staff participating in the EVHI SIT meetings are brought to the Community Team for discussion and possible resolution. 
Expertise needed: The EVHI Community Team is comprised of program management/leadership staff from the VA, emergency shelters, transitional housing, outreach, and all housing providers that serve Veterans. 
Meeting details: Please contact Jessica Smith at CSH at jessica.smith@csh.org if interested in attending.

 


 
 
System Performance and Evaluation Committee (SPEC) Meeting

System Performance and Evaluation Committee (SPEC) Meeting


05/04/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Trilogy - 1400 W. Greenleaf

This group focuses on improving and refining the Program Models Chart, the NOFA Evaluation Tool, and performance monitoring protocols

Expertise needed: Participants may be involved in policy work at their agency, complete the ranking instrument, or have experience using data/reporting to drive their program offerings or set goals. Someone with an interest in system performance and improvement of systems & projects, as well as developing and implementing tools that enhance project performance and shape the local evaluation tool, would be a good fit. 
Contact kkowal@allchicago.org for more information.


 
 
Youth Advisory Board Meeting

Youth Advisory Board Meeting


05/05/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm


Contact Karen Kowal at kkowal@allchicago.org for location information.


 
 
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Diversion Workgroup

Diversion Workgroup


05/07/2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Salvation Army’s Shield of Hope Center, 924 North Christiana

Working with the Coordinated Entry System (CES), provide a roadmap for effective and appropriate shelter diversion activities which will quickly connect individuals and families with alternate housing arrangements and services.​
Expertise needed: Diversion policy and processes, vast knowledge of options and resources that can be used to divert eligible clients from shelter.
Meeting details: This group meets every Monday at 10a.m. Contact Christine Riley at christine.riley@cityofchicago.org, 312-746-8727 to RSVP.


 
 
Illinois HUD Technical Assistance Discussion Call: Chronic Homelessness

Illinois HUD Technical Assistance Discussion Call: Chronic Homelessness


05/08/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am


The HUD IL Technical Assistance Discussion call topic for May will be Chronic Homelessness. Contact Sarah Ciampi at sarah.l.ciampi@hud.gov with any questions.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://homebaseccc.zoom.us/j/746807169 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +14086380968,,746807169# or +16468769923,,746807169# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 Meeting ID: 746 807 169


 
 
Project Prioritization Workgroup

Project Prioritization Workgroup


05/09/2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

This group will address potential funding for new Continuum of Care projects and develop the 2018 Priority Listing (Ranking) Policy for the FY 2018 HUD CoC Collaborative Application NOFA. The PPW’s responsibilities include:

  • Establishing New Project priorities based on local and national priorities and trends
  • Reviewing and scoring New Project Letters of Interest and applications
  • Making New Project recommendations to the CoC Board of Directors
  • Developing and recommending the 2018 Priority Listing (ranking) policies to the CoC Board of Directors

The anticipated level of commitment is approximately two two-hour meetings a month from May – July and one all-day meeting for New Project applicants to present their projects in-person. Dates and times will be determined at the first meeting.

Community members with knowledge of HUD CoC-funded programs are encouraged to participate. Organizations currently receiving HUD CoC-funding may not participate in this workgroup due to CoC conflict of interest policies. Please contact Dave Thomas (DThomas@allchicago.org) or Karen Kowal (KKowal@allchicago.org) if you are interested in participating or if you have any questions.


 
 
SOAR Applications and Training Workgroup

SOAR Applications and Training Workgroup


05/09/2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

The purpose of this group is to oversee SOAR community mobilization and training, and provide support and oversight to a community of SOAR providers. The goals of this group are to develop and execute a plan to mobilize the community around SOAR and train enough providers to complete 100 applications per year, and to develop and execute a plan to provide support and oversight to a community of SOAR providers.
Expertise needed: Anyone with interest and/or experience with SOAR or SSI/SSDI, especially with a particular expertise or interest in quality improvement and training, is welcome to join this group.​
Meeting details: The group meetings occur at All Chicago on the second Wednesday of every month from 10am-11:30am. Contact Margaret Smith for more information.


 
 
Housing First 201

Housing First 201


05/09/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

Featured Speakers: Karen Kowal - Continuum of Care Director at All Chicago & Renee Crolius - Senior Program Manager at All Chicago 

Description: Housing First is a proven approach in which people experiencing homelessness are connected to permanent housing swiftly and with few to no treatment preconditions, behavioral contingencies, or other barriers. Have you already received introductory level training on Housing First? Do you have experience implementing Housing First and feel ready to take your learning about this approach to the next level? If so, Housing First 201 is for you. This session will encompass a deeper dive into strategies for planning, implementing, and sustaining the Housing First approach. 
 


 
 
Outreach Workgroup

Outreach Workgroup


05/09/2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Salvation Army Freedom Center - 825 North Christiana, Room 47

This group will align outreach with CES targeting. They will work actively with CES to identify individuals who are disengaged from the system or are in need of higher levels of care. The group will identify outreach plans and resources to support targeted populations, as well as develop strategies for encampments.
Expertise needed: Knowledge of or experience with coordinating outreach procedures and processes, working with homeless populations that are transient, and having a vast knowledge of options and resources that can be used to assist clients.
Contact Christine Riley at christine.riley@cityofchicago.org, 312-746-8727 to RSVP.

 

 
 
An Overview of Chicago's Coordinated Entry System

An Overview of Chicago's Coordinated Entry System


05/10/2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

Featured Speaker: Renee Crolius, Senior Program Manager at All Chicago 

Description: This training will teach the community about the critical components of a Coordinated Entry system, with an overview of the history, implementation, and the status of our system today. This training is geared towards those with little familiarity with Coordinated Entry who are interested in learning more. We will review how interested parties can interact with the system regardless of one’s role. 


 
 
HUD Chronic Homelessness Definition and Requirements

HUD Chronic Homelessness Definition and Requirements


05/10/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

Featured Speaker: Renee Crolius - Senior Program Manager at All Chicago 

Description: All Chicago invites all HUD-CoC funded permanent supportive housing providers to attend a training on HUD's Definition of Chronic Homelessness and Record keeping Requirements. As a reminder, the Chicago CoC mandated that all HUD CoC-funded Permanent Supportive Housing programs fill their turnover units with households experiencing chronic homelessness. Additionally, in alignment with our federal partners, Chicago's Coordinated Entry System established prioritization and matching criteria targeted to end chronic homelessness for all populations in our city. 


 
 
Employment Task Force Committee Meeting

Employment Task Force Committee Meeting


05/11/2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Michael Barlow Center - 2120 W. Warren Blvd., Chicago

Email Jennifer Fabbrini for more information.


 
 
Membership Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting


05/11/2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

Please contact Jenna Temkin at jtemkin@allchicago.org for more information.


 
 
HUD CoC Funded Partners Quarterly Meeting

HUD CoC Funded Partners Quarterly Meeting


05/11/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
2601 W Marquette - Sisters of St. Casimir, in the Auditorium


 
 
 
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Lived Experience Commission Meeting

Lived Experience Commission Meeting


05/14/2018 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

This Lived Experience Commission meets on the second Monday of each month. This extended meeting will feature an advocacy training. Please contact Julie McKelphin at jmckelphin@allchicago.org for more information.


 
 
Mental Health First Aid Training, Part 1

Mental Health First Aid Training, Part 1


05/15/2018 - 8:00am to 12:30pm
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

Featured Speaker: Stephanie Frank
Stephanie Frank is a Project Director at the Illinois Department of Human Services/ Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse. Ms. Frank brings over 25 years of child welfare, mental health advocacy, substance use disorders, and youth services experience to her trainings. Ms. Frank has an LCSW and holds a Master’s Degree from University of Chicago - School of Social Service Administration.

Description: Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Topics covered include depression, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, Psychosis and substance abuse disorders. Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.

This training is provided by the Illinois Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) project: An award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Center for Mental Health Services (SAMHSA/CSAT & CMHS) to the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse: SAMHSA Cooperative Agreement #SM063343
 


 
 
Program Model Chart Workgroup

Program Model Chart Workgroup


05/15/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Heartland Alliance (4411 N. Ravenswood)

This is a sub-group of the System Performance and Evaluation Committee (SPEC), and they will meet to revamp the Program Models Chart. Email Karen Kowal at kkowal@allchicago.org for more info.


 
 
HMIS Committee Meeting

HMIS Committee Meeting


05/16/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

The HMIS Committee ensures the HMIS scope aligns with the needs and requirements of agencies, HUD, and other stakeholder groups, and provides direction and guidance to the HMIS Lead on HMIS issues, including project participation, policies and procedures for participant privacy, data security, and data quality, and HMIS governance. They also hear grievances related to sanctions by the HMIS Lead Agency. Anyone looking to understand HMIS implementation in Chicago is welcome.
Please email Christophe Valcourt at cvalcourt@allchicago.org if you plan to attend.

 
 
Pipeline Expansion Work Group

Pipeline Expansion Work Group


05/16/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
CSH - 205 W. Randolph, 23rd Floor

This working group will advance housing and service creation strategies to meet the needs of the Chicago CoC as informed through data. Committee members will affirm the scale and range of units and services, review and validate financial implications, take actions to secure development partnerships, financing commitments, policy changes and coordination strategies to achieve the pipeline goals. This working group will have dynamic interactions with other Action Agenda groups to achieve its goals. 
Expertise needed: Group members should have or develop a working knowledge of supportive housing, rapid re-housing, and prevention programs, connection and/or oversight of affordable/supportive housing development activities with particular connection to community-based programs, represent service systems that have significant housing needs, and housing policies or systems. 
Meeting details: Meetings will take place in-person or via phone 1-2 times per month. Please email or call Betsy Benito at betsy.benito@csh.org, 312.332.6690 ext. 2814 or Alisa Rodriguez at alisa.rodriguez@cityofchicago.org, 312-746-8610 for more information.


 
 
Applying for HUD Funding

Applying for HUD Funding


05/16/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

Featured Speaker: Dave Thomas, Vice President of Community Partnerships at All Chicago 

Description: Applying for Department of Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care program grants can be a complex process. This training will provide an overview of the types of programs allowable under HUD-CoC funding, the local application process, and what to expect if awarded a grant. Please note that at this time there is no funding opportunity available but one is expected in the spring/summer of 2018. 


 
 
Mental Health First Aid Training, Part 2

Mental Health First Aid Training, Part 2


05/17/2018 - 8:00am to 12:30pm
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

Featured Speaker: Stephanie Frank
Stephanie Frank is a Project Director at the Illinois Department of Human Services/ Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse. Ms. Frank brings over 25 years of child welfare, mental health advocacy, substance use disorders, and youth services experience to her trainings. Ms. Frank has an LCSW and holds a Master’s Degree from University of Chicago - School of Social Service Administration.

Description: Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Topics covered include depression, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, Psychosis and substance abuse disorders. Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.

This training is provided by the Illinois Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) project: An award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Center for Mental Health Services (SAMHSA/CSAT & CMHS) to the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse: SAMHSA Cooperative Agreement #SM063343
 


 
 
 
 
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Overview of Chicago's Homeless Prevention Call Center and Emergency Fund Assistance

Overview of Chicago's Homeless Prevention Call Center and Emergency Fund Assistance


05/22/2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

Featured Speaker: Lynette Barnes, Senior Program Manager at All Chicago and Kelly Grimes, Call Center Supervisor – Chicago Homelessness Prevention Call Center 
Description: This training will teach the community about the components of Chicago’s Homelessness Prevention Call Center (311) with an overview of how the call center works. The training will also provide an overview of some of the financial assistance funds that are provided to clients seeking assistance. This training is geared towards those with little familiarity with Chicago’s Homeless Prevention Call Center who are interested in learning more. 
Fee: The training is free of cost. CEUs are not available for this course.


 
 
 
Project Prioritization Workgroup

Project Prioritization Workgroup


05/24/2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

This group will address potential funding for new Continuum of Care projects and develop the 2018 Priority Listing (Ranking) Policy for the FY 2018 HUD CoC Collaborative Application NOFA. The PPW’s responsibilities include:

  • Establishing New Project priorities based on local and national priorities and trends
  • Reviewing and scoring New Project Letters of Interest and applications
  • Making New Project recommendations to the CoC Board of Directors
  • Developing and recommending the 2018 Priority Listing (ranking) policies to the CoC Board of Directors

The anticipated level of commitment is approximately two two-hour meetings a month from May – July and one all-day meeting for New Project applicants to present their projects in-person. Dates and times will be determined at the first meeting.

Community members with knowledge of HUD CoC-funded programs are encouraged to participate. Organizations currently receiving HUD CoC-funding may not participate in this workgroup due to CoC conflict of interest policies. Please contact Dave Thomas (DThomas@allchicago.org) or Karen Kowal (KKowal@allchicago.org) if you are interested in participating or if you have any questions.

 

 
 
 
 
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SOAR Collaborations & Sustainability Workgroup

SOAR Collaborations & Sustainability Workgroup


05/29/2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

The purpose of this group is to oversee SOAR outcomes tracking and incorporate and sustain three dedicated SOAR providers in Chicago’s SOAR landscape. The group’s goals are to develop and execute a plan to monitor outcomes tracking and to develop and execute a plan to incorporate and sustain at least three dedicated SOAR providers.
Expertise needed: Anyone with interest and/or experience with SOAR or SSI/SSDI, especially with particular expertise or interest in tracking and monitoring outcomes, is welcome to join this group
Meeting details: The group meetings occur at All Chicago on the last Tuesday of every month from 10am-11:30am. Contact Margaret Smith for more information.


 
 
HUD Chronic Homelessness Definition & Requirements

HUD Chronic Homelessness Definition & Requirements


05/30/2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

Featured Speaker: Renee Crolius - Senior Program Manager at All Chicago 

Description: All Chicago invites all HUD-CoC funded permanent supportive housing providers to attend a training on HUD's Definition of Chronic Homelessness and Record keeping Requirements. As a reminder, the Chicago CoC mandated that all HUD CoC-funded Permanent Supportive Housing programs fill their turnover units with households experiencing chronic homelessness. Additionally, in alignment with our federal partners, Chicago's Coordinated Entry System established prioritization and matching criteria targeted to end chronic homelessness for all populations in our city. 

Fee: The training is free of cost and CEUs are available at a charge to the participant. The cost of CEUs for CoC Members is $10 per CEU hour and for non-CoC Members it is $15 per CEU hour. 


 
 
Pipeline Expansion Work Group

Pipeline Expansion Work Group


05/30/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
CSH - 205 W. Randolph, 23rd Floor

This working group will advance housing and service creation strategies to meet the needs of the Chicago CoC as informed through data. Committee members will affirm the scale and range of units and services, review and validate financial implications, take actions to secure development partnerships, financing commitments, policy changes and coordination strategies to achieve the pipeline goals. This working group will have dynamic interactions with other Action Agenda groups to achieve its goals. 
Expertise needed: Group members should have or develop a working knowledge of supportive housing, rapid re-housing, and prevention programs, connection and/or oversight of affordable/supportive housing development activities with particular connection to community-based programs, represent service systems that have significant housing needs, and housing policies or systems. 
Meeting details: Please email or call Betsy Benito at betsy.benito@csh.org, 312.332.6690 ext. 2814 or Alisa Rodriguez at alisa.rodriguez@cityofchicago.org, 312-746-8610 for more information


 
 
 
 
 
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