1.13 Expanding Housing Options for Youth: HPRP Innovations


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  • Was trying to create an intro here of the existing services we provide so we can discuss how HPRP is a supplement to those services without going into a big discussion of both our programs
  • Discussion of our CoC structures; I couldn’t remember all the counties/communities you serve. Is Montgomery Philadelphia? Hidden homelessness concept that youth are under represented in our CoC; don’t know if you experience the same thing?
  • HPRP grants and the structure of how they are set up. Are you the fiscal agent in all your grants? Who are community partners in each?
  • Basic outreach stuff; we can both talk about examples of how this is done in each of our communities. You mentioned in your notes you wanted to add stats..do you have some to add here?
  • Importance of larger percentage received supportive services to remove barriers to homelessness; i.e. throwing someone into housing does not solve underlying problems that created situation. even more so for RHY pop.
  • 1.13 Expanding Housing Options for Youth: HPRP Innovations

    1. 1. Expanding Options for Serving Youth: HPRP Innovations Stephanie Graeb, Volunteers of America, Dakotas Bill Motsavage, Valley Youth House
    2. 2. Transitional Living Programs <ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Case management </li></ul><ul><li>Independent living skills education </li></ul><ul><li>Existing funding: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Family youth services bureau grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State and county funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public support dollars </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Continuum of Housing Options <ul><li>Low Freedom/Responsibility High </li></ul><ul><li>Book Learning Experiential </li></ul><ul><li>Limited/Artificial Behavioral Opportunities Realistic </li></ul><ul><li>External Control Internal </li></ul><ul><li>Unacceptable Mistakes Learning Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>System Driven Decisions and Planning Youth Driven </li></ul>Most Restrictive Least Restrictive Lock up Residential Group home Foster care Transitional Living SIL/SHP/HPRP REAL WORLD
    4. 4. Accessing Funding <ul><li>Continuums of Care </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PA-Bucks, Northampton, Philadelphia, Montgomery Counties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SD-state wide CoC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Hidden” homeless concept </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Young adults under represented in CoC </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. HPRP Program Structure <ul><li>Valley Youth House </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying youth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Housing identification and inspection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner agencies </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Volunteers of America, Dakotas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aberdeen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Case management, housing vouchers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aberdeen Housing Authority-housing inspections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sioux Falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Case management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Minnehaha County- issues housing vouchers, inspections </li></ul></ul></ul>HPRP Program Structure
    7. 7. Outreach and Engagement <ul><li>Be flexible; have drop in hours/locations </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarity with youth “hang out” spots </li></ul><ul><li>Develop relationships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Why are supportive services so important? <ul><li>2009- 89% who received housing assistance (prevention & rapid re-housing) nationwide also received supportive services. </li></ul><ul><li>58% received housing assistance </li></ul><ul><li>77% received case management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HUD Homelessness Prevention Rapid Re-Housing Program Year 1 Summary :June 2011 </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Enrollment & Ongoing Support <ul><li>Transition Planning </li></ul>Person Centered Experiential Learning Positive Permanent Supports Community Connections
    10. 10. Outcomes <ul><li>Volunteers of America </li></ul><ul><ul><li>62 served to date </li></ul></ul>40 safe exits 17 still enrolled 55% educational assistance 71% employment assistance 38% mental health and/or chemical dependency
    11. 11. <ul><li>Valley Youth House </li></ul><ul><ul><li>68 youth and 10 babies housed to date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>36 completed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Housing at exit: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>30 (84%) stayed in apartment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 (8%) friends, family, partner </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 (8%) left to avoid eviction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment at exit: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>23 (64%) employed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 (8%) SSI </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10 (28%) unemployed (some FT students) </li></ul></ul></ul>Outcomes
    12. 12. Challenges <ul><li>Budgeting & money management </li></ul><ul><li>Supervision without </li></ul><ul><li>being overly restrictive </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation & other supports </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Program Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HPRP regulations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding & sustainability </li></ul></ul>Challenges
    14. 14. <ul><li>Stephanie Graeb </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Eastern Regional Services </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers of America, Dakotas </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Motsavage </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President of Independent Living </li></ul><ul><li>Valley Youth House </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>