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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.