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This group will look at temporary bed projections, temporary bed rightsizing and crisis services transition. The goal of the workgroup is to efficiently identify the necessary shelter bed resources, capacity needs, and provide appropriate resources to organizations within the CoC, as well as define the vision for a crisis response system.
Expertise needed: Stakeholders with knowledge of shelter system program models (emergency and transitional), funding requirements, and capacity building.
Meeting details: This workgroup will meet every two weeks on Tuesday from 10am – 11:30 am. The location will rotate. Check the calendar for the latest meeting details, and contact Christine Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-746-8727 for more information.
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 10:00 AM at Salvation Army’s Shield of Hope Center, 924 North Christiana. Check the calendar for the latest information, and contact Christine Riley at email@example.com, 312-746-8727 to RSVP.
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.
Meeting details: This group meets every other Wednesday from 3:30 PM- 4:30 PM at Salvation Army Freedom Center – 825 North Christiana, Room 47. Check the calendar for the latest information, and contact Christine Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-746-8727 to RSVP.
Drop-in Center Workflow Ad-Hoc Workgroup
The purpose of this workgroup, which is a part of the Outreach workgroup, is to create a standardized workflow for client intake and service transactions for the drop-in centers within the CoC.
Expertise needed: Experience with client intake, in particular, at drop-in centers.
Meeting details: This group meet every two weeks on Tuesdays from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM at the La Casa Norte Drop-In Center – 3533 West North Avenue. Check the calendar for the latest information, and contact Christine Riley at email@example.com, 312-746-8727 to RSVP.