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August 2019

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Chicago Taskforce on Homeless Youth Meeting

Chicago Taskforce on Homeless Youth Meeting


08/01/2019 - 3:30pm
DFSS- 1615 W Chicago Ave. - Room 249A

3:30-5pm

Please contact Ceri Moy for further details.


 
 
Veterans Community Team Meeting

Veterans Community Team Meeting


08/02/2019 - 9:00am
DFSS

         Co-facilitated by Jenny Dwyer Keas, Jesse Brown VA and Jessica Smith, CSH

  •          Meets monthly, first Friday of every month
  •          Participants include Veteran service providers and the VA

 


 
 
Project Prioritization Workgroup

Project Prioritization Workgroup


08/02/2019 - 1:00pm
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

1-2:30pm

Please contact Dave Thomas for further details.


 
 
Youth Data Workgroup

Youth Data Workgroup


08/02/2019 - 1:30pm


Email Ceri Moy for more information: ceri.moy@cityofchicago.org

1:30-3:30PM


 
 
Youth Data Workgroup

Youth Data Workgroup


08/02/2019 - 1:30pm
DFSS - 1615 W. Chicago Ave. - Room 205

1:30-3:30pm

Contact Ceri Moy for further details.


 
 
 
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Recruitment Subcommittee Meeting

Recruitment Subcommittee Meeting


08/05/2019 - 10:00am
All Chicago, 651 W Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

10-11am

Please contact Dave Thomas for more information.


 
 
Service Provider Commission - Executive Committee (SPC-EC) Meeting

Service Provider Commission - Executive Committee (SPC-EC) Meeting


08/06/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Michael Barlow Center - 2120 W. Warren Blvd, Chicago IL


 
 
Project Prioritization Workgroup (PPWG)

Project Prioritization Workgroup (PPWG)


08/06/2019 - 10:30am
All Chicago, 651 W Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661 (Stone 1)

10:30am-12:30pm

Please contact Dave Thomas for further details.


 
 
Outreach Workgroup

Outreach Workgroup


08/07/2019 - 3:30pm
Salvation Army Freedom Center, 825 N. Christiana

Every other Wednesday;

3:30-4:30pm

Contact Christine Riley for further details.

 


 
 
 
Veteran System Integration (SIT) Meeting

Veteran System Integration (SIT) Meeting


08/09/2019 - 9:00am
10 S. Kedzie Rm 204

   Facilitated by Jessica Smith, CSH

  • Participants include Veteran service providers and the VA
  • This group is for providers working with Veterans in their programs and involves case conferencing.
  • Meets on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Fridays of every month; 9-10:30am

 
 
Employment Task Force Meeting

Employment Task Force Meeting


08/09/2019 - 9:30am
Michael Barlow Center

2nd Friday of the month; 9:30-11:30am at Michael Barlow Center, 2120 W. Warren Blvd., Chicago


 
 
LGBTQ Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

LGBTQ Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence


08/09/2019 - 1:30pm
All Chicago, 651 W Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

To fully complete registration, after clicking on “Get this course,” start the course and register for the "In-Person" event. Register here.

When: Friday, August 09-1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Fee: FREE to attend. 3 CEUs are available for a cost. $30.00 for CoC Members; $45.00 for Non-CoC Members. If interested in receiving CEUs for this training, please email Torelen at TWinbush@allchicago.org for payment and details.

Where: All Chicago, 651 W. Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

Training Objectives:

At the conclusion of the training participants will:

1) Gain an understanding of the dynamics of IPV within LGBTQ relationships.
2) Be able to identify barriers for LGBTQ survivors in accessing services.
3) Develop skills for assessing IPV within LGBTQ relationships.
4) Identify how to implement LGBTQ affirming services.

Description: This training will explore intimate partner violence within LGBTQ relationships including prevalence, barriers to accessing services, and strategies to implement LGBTQ affirming survivor services. This training is for any person who provides direct services to survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence.

Presenter: Jeff Strozier, PhD, LCPC is the Director of the Anti-Violence Project at Center on Halsted. Dr. Strozier has 10 years of experience as a counselor and specializes in working with LGBTQ survivors of violence. He holds an MA in Clinical Professional Psychology from Roosevelt University and a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of New Orleans.


 
 
 
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Diversion Workgroup Meeting

Diversion Workgroup Meeting


08/12/2019 - 9:30am
Catholic Charities, 1800 N. Hermitage

9:30-11:30am


 
 
Lived Experience Commission (LEC) Meeting

Lived Experience Commission (LEC) Meeting


08/12/2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
All Chicago - 651 W Washington Suite 504

For additional information, please contact Torelen Winbush.


 
 
Continuum of Care (CoC)

Continuum of Care (CoC)


08/12/2019 - 9:30am
All Chicago, 651 W Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

To fully complete registration, after clicking on “Get this course,” start the course and register for the "In-Person" event.

When: Monday, August 12, 2019- 9:30 am- 11:30 am

Where: All Chicago, 651 W Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

Featured Speaker: Max Burns, HUD- COC Program Coordinator at All Chicago

Description: Learn more about the components, structure, and committees of the Chicago Continuum of Care. Participants will also receive a brief overview of the HUD CoC funding process.
Fee: The training is free of cost. CEUs are not available for this course.


 
 
Youth Action Update

Youth Action Update


08/12/2019 - 1:00pm
Webinar

Please join us for the Youth CoC Action Update (webinar) scheduled for August 12 from 1-2pm.  You can register here.  Topics for this month include workgroup updates, the Student Emergency Fund, CPS Students in Temporary Living Situation (STLS) Clerk and Liaison Beginning of Year Training, Family Unification Program and more!  If you would like to share any updates during the webinar, please contact us no later than by noon on Friday, August 9.

Monthly webinar to share youth work group updates and other news in the community. Contact Ceri Moy for more information: ceri.moy@cityofchicago.org.


 
 
RRH Report Community Presentation & Discussion

RRH Report Community Presentation & Discussion


08/13/2019 - 9:30am
All Chicago, 651 W Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

All Chicago will be hosting community sessions to present and discuss the findings in its recently published report, Rapid Re-Housing in the City of Chicago: 2014 to 2017.   
 
Rapid Re-housing (RRH) has emerged in recent years as an effective, cost-efficient housing intervention that follows the principle of Housing First. It helps households move into housing quickly, while providing supportive services to help them remain stable. The community sessions listed below will highlight elements of the report, including RRH components, demographic data and performance outcomes.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 13, 9:30-11:30am
    Presenters: Dave Thomas, VP of Community Partnerships and Karen Kowal, Continuum of Care Director
    Register Here.

 
 
CANCELED: Rightsizing Workgroup

CANCELED: Rightsizing Workgroup


08/13/2019 - 10:00am
Margaret’s Village

10-11:30am


 
 
SOAR Challenge Training Course Five: Adjudication (Webinar Training)

SOAR Challenge Training Course Five: Adjudication (Webinar Training)


08/13/2019 - 11:00am
Webinar

**THIS COURSE HAS COURSE MATERIAL SAMPLES**

WHEN: Tuesday, August 13th, 2019- 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

Register here

WHERE: Please COPY and PASTE this link in the web browser and go to (Go To Webinar) to complete registration for this webinar training to be hosted by Margaret Smith, Program Manager at All Chicago via Go To Webinar

Adjudication, Determination, and Tracking Outcomes Training Course Objectives:
• Work with DDS Adjudicator to submit any additional needed material
• Receive determination
• Track outcomes in OAT

FEE: The training is free of cost. CEUs are not available for this course.


 
 
Drop-in Center Workflow Ad-Hoc Workgroup

Drop-in Center Workflow Ad-Hoc Workgroup


08/13/2019 - 3:30pm
La Casa Norte Drop-In Center, 3533 West North Avenue

The purpose of this work group is to create a standardized workflow for client intake and service transactions for the drop-in centers within the CoC. This workgroup is ad hoc and has an end date and will come together on an as needed basis, as issues or opportunities arise.

3:30-4:30pm

Please contact Christine Riley for further details.


 
 
SOAR: Applications & Training

SOAR: Applications & Training


08/14/2019 - 10:00am
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

2nd Wednesday of the month;

10-11:30am;

All Chicago


 
 
HMIS Committee Meeting

HMIS Committee Meeting


08/14/2019 - 10:00am
All Chicago, 651 W Washington Blvd, Suite 504

10am-noon

Contact: Kimberly Schmitt with questions.


 
 
Peer-to-Peer Provider Workgroup

Peer-to-Peer Provider Workgroup


08/15/2019 - 9:30am
10 S. Kedzie Rm 131

This meeting is held 9:30-11am at 10 S. Kedzie Rm 131

Parking: You may park in their lot, but not around the perimeter, just in the middle section; if that is full you can park in the lot on the other side of Kedzie.

Transit:  Nearest CTA station is Kedzie Green Line

Please contact Jennifer Fabbrini with any questions.

 

Agenda:

  1. Icebreaker
  2. Announcements
    1. Training flyer
    2. Training List Serve
    3. Next meeting date: Thursday, September 19
  3. Updates from Workshop Subgroup
    1. Peer to Peer Training Form
    2. Aug 9 Follow Up to Topic #1
    3. Topic #2 of Case Manager Day in the Life Series– Assessment
    4. Introductory email to seek presenters
    5. Topics to cover in a Train the Trainer course
    6. Next subgroup call date: September 13
  4. Updates from CoC Member Portal Subgroup
    1. Direct email outreach
    2. Marketing Flyer
    3. Competition
    4. Action Agenda forum discussions
    5. Marketing Video
    6. Housing Locator List Serv
    7. Scheduling regular forum postings from the peer to peer workgroup
    8. Next subgroup call date: reschedule
  5. Break into Subgroups for further discussion

 
 
Veteran System Integration (SIT) Meeting

Veteran System Integration (SIT) Meeting


08/16/2019 - 9:00am
10 S. Kedzie Rm 204

   Facilitated by Jessica Smith, CSH

  • Participants include Veteran service providers and the VA
  • This group is for providers working with Veterans in their programs and involves case conferencing.
  • Meets on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Fridays of every month; 9-10:30am

 
 
Youth Data Workgroup

Youth Data Workgroup


08/16/2019 - 1:30pm
DFSS - 1615 W. Chicago Ave. - Room 205

1:30-3:30pm

Contact Ceri Moy for further details.

This meeting may be short, if you would like to call in 515-604-9981 code 555766

We will still have a room at DFSS if you prefer to meet in person.


 
 
 
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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)


08/20/2019 - 9:00am
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

RAINING COST: The cost to attend this training without CEUs is $40.00. Use code MH401 at checkout.
The cost to attend this training with CEU’s is $60.00.

**There are only 30 seats available for this training**

When: Tuesday, August 20th from 9:00 am- 6:00 pm

Where: All Chicago, 651 W. Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

Trainer: Ashley Molin, Associate Director of Behavioral Health at Center at Halsted

Description: Mental Health First Aid is a 9-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. The training helps you identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.

Fee:
Payment Instructions for attending without CEU’s- Click on "PayPal" in the payment window (at the top next to "Credits") and then click on "Got a Coupon?" Enter code: "MH401" Then click on "Checkout." You can pay with a Credit Card using PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account.

Payment Instructions for attending with CEU’s- Click on "PayPal" in the payment window (at the top next to "Credits") and then click on "Checkout." You can pay with a Credit Card using PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account.

Register here.


 
 
PIT Subcommittee Meeting

PIT Subcommittee Meeting


08/20/2019 - 1:30pm
All Chicago, 651 W Washington Blvd, Suite 504 - Stone Board Room

Contact Max Burns for further details

1:30-3:30pm
 


 
 
CoC Board of Directors Meeting

CoC Board of Directors Meeting


08/21/2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am
City Hall - 121 N. LaSalle St. - Room 501A

The CoC Board meets every other month. Please contact Dave Thomas, VP of Community Partnerships, with any questions.

City Hall - 121 N. LaSalle St. - Room 501A

See the Board packet here.


 
 
Board Recruitment Subcommittee Meeting

Board Recruitment Subcommittee Meeting


08/21/2019 - 2:30pm
Crown Family Office - 222 N. LaSalle, Suite 1000, Chicago

If you are attending in person please be sure to bring a photo ID for lobby check-in.

If you are calling in, please use the following: 

Dial:            1-877-860-3058

Passcode:        537 959 2729

 

2:30-3:30pm

Please contact Dave Thomas for further details.


 
 
Outreach Workgroup

Outreach Workgroup


08/21/2019 - 3:00pm
Salvation Army Freedom Center, 825 N. Christiana

Every other Wednesday;

3:30-4:30pm

Contact Christine Riley for further details.

 


 
 
Legal Aid and Fair Housing Panel Discussion

Legal Aid and Fair Housing Panel Discussion


08/22/2019 - 9:30am
All Chicago, 651 W Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

Register here.

When: Thursday, August 22- 9:30 am- 11:30 am

Where: All Chicago, 651 W. Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

All Chicago will host a Legal Aid and Fair Housing panel discussion with experts who will share advice and resources on legal challenges facing the homeless population in Chicago ranging from expungement, identity theft, housing and credit history, eviction prevention and other topics. Attendees questions are encouraged.

Panelists:

Gianna Baker joined Housing Action Illinois in 2010. As Outreach Manager, she assists in the development, implementation and management of policy advocacy, public education and organizing programs. She also manages Housing Action’s Illinois Affordable Housing Support Project, an AmeriCorps VISTA program. In 2015, she was selected to participate in the Cultivate: Women of Color Leadership cohort, a joint effort of the Crossroads Fund, Chicago Foundation for Women, Woods Fund Chicago and the Chicago Community Trust. Since 2013, she has served on the governor-appointed board of the Illinois Statewide Independent Living Council, an organization that provides leadership, research, planning and education to support the community integration of people with disabilities. In 2012, she worked as an adjunct professor at Loyola University of Chicago’s Institute for Pastoral Studies, where she taught the principles of community organizing. She received her M.A. in Community Development from North Park University and her B.A. from Howard University.

Dennericka Brooks is a Supervisory Attorney in the Housing Practice Group. Dennericka has spent her career at Legal Aid Chicago, first as a generalist working in diverse areas of poverty law, including family, housing, consumer, and employment. As a supervisor, Dennericka has specialized in subsidized housing law ensuring that tenants live in decent, safe, and affordable housing that is free from discrimination. Dennericka helped to create and manage the Woodlawn Legal Clinic on Chicago’s south side and served as a mock trial coach. Currently, Dennericka serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member teaching trial practice at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Dennericka mentor students at Loyola and has served as a tutor and board member of Minority Legal Education Resources, a not-for-profit bar preparation program. Dennericka has been the recipient of several awards, including The Chicago Bar Foundation’s Kimball and Karen Gatsis Anderson Public Interest Law Fellowship (2007) and its Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Scholarship (2004); Loyola’s Norman C. Amaker Award of Excellence (2014); St. Bellarmine Award (2013) and Mock Trial Coach of the Year (2010). Dennericka earned her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law (‘07) and her B.A. from Grinnell College (‘04).

Rae Kyritsi, J.D. is a certified mediator of civil, criminal, elder, and family disputes and a certified trainer. She also works as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation, as well as coaching students for the Vis Moot International Commercial Arbitration Competition. She has facilitated community forums and has organized non-profits and LLCs through consensus building. Rae earned her J.D. from Loyola (’12) and her B.A. from UW-Madison (’05).


 
 
RRH Report Community Presentation & Discussion

RRH Report Community Presentation & Discussion


08/22/2019 - 2:00pm
All Chicago, 651 W Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

All Chicago will be hosting community sessions to present and discuss the findings in its recently published report, Rapid Re-Housing in the City of Chicago: 2014 to 2017.   
 
Rapid Re-housing (RRH) has emerged in recent years as an effective, cost-efficient housing intervention that follows the principle of Housing First. It helps households move into housing quickly, while providing supportive services to help them remain stable. The community sessions listed below will highlight elements of the report, including RRH components, demographic data and performance outcomes. 
  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 2-4pm
    Presenters: Dave Thomas, VP of Community Partnerships and Karen Kowal, Continuum of Care Director
    Register Here.

 
 
Ad-Hoc Communications Workgroup

Ad-Hoc Communications Workgroup


08/22/2019 - 2:00pm
All Chicago, 651 W Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661 (Stone 2)

2-4pm

Please contact Adina Young for further details.


 
 
Veteran System Integration (SIT) Meeting

Veteran System Integration (SIT) Meeting


08/23/2019 - 9:30am
10 S. Kedzie Rm 204

   Facilitated by Jessica Smith, CSH

  • Participants include Veteran service providers and the VA
  • This group is for providers working with Veterans in their programs and involves case conferencing.
  • Meets on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Fridays of every month; 9-10:30am

 
 
 
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Diversion Workgroup Meeting

Diversion Workgroup Meeting


08/26/2019 - 9:30am
Catholic Charities, 1800 N. Hermitage

9:30-11:30am


 
 
Veterans Outreach Team

Veterans Outreach Team


08/26/2019 - 9:30am
CRRC 1141 S. California

9:30-10:30am

Please contact Jessica Smith for further details


 
 
SOAR: Collaborations & Sustainability

SOAR: Collaborations & Sustainability


08/27/2019 - 10:00am
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

Last Tuesday of the month;

10-11:30am;

All Chicago


 
 
Rightsizing Workgroup

Rightsizing Workgroup


08/27/2019 - 10:00am
Margaret’s Village: 7320 S Yale Ave, Chicago, IL 60621

10-11:30am


 
 
Coordinated Entry Leadership Team

Coordinated Entry Leadership Team


08/27/2019 - 3:00pm
CSH - 205 W. Randolph Floor 23, 60606

3-4:30pm

Please contact Stephanie Sideman for further details.


 
 
Drop-in Center Workflow Ad-Hoc Workgroup

Drop-in Center Workflow Ad-Hoc Workgroup


08/27/2019 - 3:30pm
La Casa Norte Drop-In Center, 3533 West North Avenue

The purpose of this work group is to create a standardized workflow for client intake and service transactions for the drop-in centers within the CoC. This workgroup is ad hoc and has an end date and will come together on an as needed basis, as issues or opportunities arise.

3:30-4:30pm

Please contact Christine Riley for further details.


 
 
 
Advanced Motivational Interviewing: Dancing with Discord

Advanced Motivational Interviewing: Dancing with Discord


08/29/2019 - 9:30am
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

When: Thursday, August 29th from 9:30 am- 12:30 pm

Where: All Chicago, 651 W. Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

Register here.

Trainer: Melanie Kinley, BA, has worked in the field of mental health for 33 years and has provided training and consultation for the last 20 years. She is currently a trainer/consultant at Thresholds, Chicago, Illinois, where her trainings focus on clinical topics and practitioner skills. She has provided training for the State of Illinois Department of Human Services and Department of Corrections, the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA), NAMI Illinois and Chicago, the Texas Behavioral Health Association and the Florida Council on Community Mental Health among other organizations. In 2014, she received the LeRoy Spaniol Educator Award from PRA.

Description: This training (Advanced Motivational Interviewing: Dancing with Discord) will provide participants with information about the conflict that can occur when service providers are not in sync with the member’s readiness to change. What used to be referred to as resistance, has been reformulated as discord removing any judgment about member behavior and focusing, instead, on helper’s stance and ability to meet member where he/she is. Specific strategies to reduce discord will be discussed along with opportunities to practice.

Fee: The training is $15.00 and CEUs are available at a charge to the participant. The cost for CoC Members is $15 per CEU hour, and for Non-CoC Members, it is $20 per CEU hour.

Fee For Non-CEUs: The cost to attend this training is $15.00. Use code MI015 at checkout. Payment Instructions for attending with CEU’s- Click on "PayPal" in the payment window (at the top next to "Credits") and then click on "Got a Coupon?" Enter code: "MI015" Then click on "Checkout." You can pay with a Credit Card using PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account.

For Member CEU cost and instructions: The cost to attend this training with CEU’s is $45.00 for CoC Members plus $15.00 training fee ($60.00). Payment Instructions for attending with CEU’s- Click on "PayPal" in the payment window (at the top next to "Credits") and then click on "Got a Coupon?" Enter code: "MI045" Then click on "Checkout." You can pay with a Credit Card using PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account.

For Non- CEU Members cost and instructions: The cost to attend this training for CEU’s for Non- CoC Members is $60.00 plus $15.00 training fee ($75.00) Payment Instructions for attending with CEU’s- Click on "PayPal" in the payment window (at the top next to "Credits") and then click on "Checkout." You can pay with a Credit Card using PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account.


 
 
Racial Equity Data - Community Conversation

Racial Equity Data - Community Conversation


08/29/2019 - 1:00pm
All Chicago, 651 W Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

Register here.

When: Thursday, August 29, 2019 – 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Where: All Chicago, 651 W. Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

Presenters: Elizabeth Perez- Senior Program Manager and Torelen Winbush- Training Coordinator of All Chicago

Description: All Chicago will host an introductory community conversation on racial equity in the Chicago homeless system. Data derived from the Chicago Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) will be presented to generate interactive large and small group discussions about racial disparities in our system. As a community, we'll explore action steps to begin developing strategies for identifying and addressing systemic racial disparities and strengthening a culture of inclusiveness.

Fee: It is free and CEU's are not available for this event.


 
 
 
 
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