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      • 28% women, 32% men, 40% children
      • Most homeless women have children, increasing need to be sheltered as a family
      • In the homeless population, there is 1 single woman for every 7 single men
      • 70% of homeless population is in metro, primarily sheltered in Minneapolis and St. Paul
      • 800 shelter beds for men and women close each morning at 7am in Mpls, no matter the weather, and re-open in the evening
      • Housing Programs
        • Ending Long-Term Homelessness
        • Street Outreach Housing
        • COHR GRH Housing
        • COHR Hearth Housing
        • Chemical Health Team
        • FUSE Team
        • CAP Team
      • Prevention
        • Singles Rapid Exit
        • Family Housing
        • Family Rapid Exit
        • Kateri Residence
      • Community Education & Outreach Programs
        • Street Outreach
        • Human Rights Program
        • zAmya Theater Project
        • Alliance of the Streets
      • Emergency Services
        • Men’s shelter
        • Free Store
        • Employment Services
      • Administration
        • Development
        • Finance
        • Human Resources
        • Contract Office
      • Role
        • Partner with law enforcement, faith communities, businesses, the courts, and a multitude of social service providers
        • Decrease street homelessness
        • Decrease arrests when social service intervention would be more effective
        • Respond to non-emergency calls from concerned citizens
        • Provide housing opportunities and long-term support
        • Provide emergency needs such as food, clothing, and shelter
      • Hours of Operation
        • Office hours from 9am-11am, Monday - Friday
        • Staff hours from 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday
      • RadioLink
        • Connected to RadioLink and work closely with security services in Downtown Minneapolis to provide a social service response to livability crimes
      • The Team
        • Teams of two provide street outreach from 11am-5pm, Monday – Friday
        • Currently, we have a staff of 6, one full-time volunteer, and one full-time intern
      • Street Outreach staff this quarter:
      • Housed 27 individuals, most who were long-term homeless or on the streets for at least one full year.
      • Diverted 188 calls from Mpls Police Dept (MPD) or from businesses or citizens that would otherwise go to the MPD
      • Saved the City of Mpls $84,036 comparing the cost difference of a Police Officer to a Street Outreach Worker.
      • Cost savings of Street Outreach per Call Diverted January-March 2011
      Cost of Police Response Cost of Street Outreach Response $84 per hour rookie police officer $152 per booking $211 per night in jail $50 per hour experienced Street outreach worker who connects offender to social service resources $447 total cost per call $50 total cost per call Savings estimate per call diverted: 188 calls x $447 = $84,036
    • Comparing costs of detox, shelter and housing in Minneapolis, MN Cost of Detox Cost of Shelter Cost of Housing *AICDC: $207 per day (est. cost reimbursement, not rate) Mission Lodge Detox: $164.48 per day *American Indian Community Development Corporation People Serving People Family Shelter Adult: $37.96/day Child: $26.71/day Market rate apt: $650/month $21.50/day
      • A Holistic Pilot Program to Prosecute Downtown Chronic Offenders with the following goals:
        • Reduce Crime
        • Develop Longer-term Solutions
      • Partners
        • The Downtown Improvement District
        • Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office
        • Hennepin Community Corrections
        • Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
        • Minneapolis Police Department
        • St. Stephen’s Human Services
        • Salvation Army
        • 1st Precinct Neighborhood Associations
    • Street Outreach Workers, Mpls Police Sargent and Hennepin County Probation Officers working together in downtown Minneapolis
      • 50% Obtained Housing
      • 36% Chemical Dependency Services
      • 32% Mental Health Services
      74% Reduction in Crime in the DID by DT 100
      • www.ststephensmpls.org
      • Now lets hear from my counterparts in our work to end homelessness, Officer Layla DeStaffany of the Denver Police Department and Amber Callender Executive Director of Denver’s Road Home.