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Homeless Services Assessment Center

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Beginning August 1, 2012, the Homeless Services Assessment Center at Carpenter's Shelter will become the central assessment facility for homeless and at-risk single indiviudals.

Beginning August 1, 2012, the Homeless Services Assessment Center at Carpenter's Shelter will become the central assessment facility for homeless and at-risk single indiviudals.

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  • PIT Count – January330 sheltered; 22 unsheltered49 literally homeless families (139 people, 88 minor children = 25%)157 – single men56 – single womenLiterally homeless = unsheltered, emergency shelter including dv, winter shelter, transitionalAll unsheltered were single
  • Shelters in the City of Alexandria: CS, ACS, DVTransitional housing programs: ALIVE!, AACH, CLI, CS, Christ House, Salvation Army, CSBServices:
  • Hand out Eligibility Assessment and Services Needs draft
  • How are we going to track average shelter stay and increase diversion
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    • 1. Carpenter’s Shelter HSACHOMELESS SERVICES ASSESSMENT CENTER
    • 2. Homelessness in the City of Alexandria Currently looks like:352 literally 49 families 213 singlehomeless adults • 51 adults• 330 sheltered • 88 minor • 157 single men• 22 unsheltered children • 56 single women
    • 3. Current Diversion and Shelter Services • Contact Department of CommunityFamilies and Human Services Shelter Liaison • Are assessed for diversion and shelter servicesSingle • Self refer to shelters - call daily to check on available bed spaceAdults • Case workers are also able to refer single adults to shelters
    • 4. HSAC Purpose and Services1. Establish an assessment center for single adultsin order to assess for diversion and shelter services2. Coordinate with DCHS for diversion services andemergency shelters for shelter placement3. Maintain bed space availability list and referclients to shelters4. Connect to necessary services as soon as possible
    • 5. Service Flow HSAC Shelter Services Diversion Services (Carpenter’s (OCS) Shelter, ACS, DV Shelter) Participate in Provide financial Subsidies will be If unable to program including Ultimate goal isDiversion from assistance and/or available to rapidly divert, will seek case management most appropriatehomelessness case management re-house eligible shelter services and support housing for client to maintain housing clients services
    • 6. HSAC Process Client expresses need and schedules an appointment with Program Coordinator During appointment, Program Coordinator and client complete Eligibility Assessment and Services Needs Assessment Based on outcome of Eligibility Assessment, client will Based on outcome of Services Needs Assessment, Programeither be referred to DCHS for diversion services or to an Coordinator will make appropriate referrals emergency shelter for placementOnce client has been referred to DCHS or emergency shelter, Eligibility Assessment will followclient and receiving agency/organization will conduct an in-depth intake assessment and begin case management
    • 7. HSAC Key Objectives1. Develop HSAC and all components2. Cultivate and promote coordinated services among City of Alexandria homeless servicesproviders3. Reduce average shelter stay for single adults and families by 25%4. Increase successful diversion of single adults and families by 25%5. Effectively and efficiently utilize rapid re-housing and diversion funds as subsidies6. Track all rapid re-housing and diversion funds in the City of Alexandria7. Generate statistics to inform the community, grant makers, constituents, and policymakers
    • 8. Thank you QUESTIONS CONTACT INFORMATION DEANNA VILLANUEVAHOMELESS SERVICES AND RESOURCE MANAGERDEANNAVILLANUEVA@CARPENTERSSHELTER.ORG (703) 548-7500 X228

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