Working with Public and Non Profit Agencies to Meet the Needs of Families<br />Michelle Flynn<br />The Road Home<br />NAEH...
2<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Utah and salt lake county overview<br />Utah Population 2.7 million...
3<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />The Road HomeHelping people step out of homelessness and back into ...
3,406 Single Men
702 Single Women</li></ul>Housing<br /><ul><li>777 Households</li></li></ul><li>4<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit A...
5<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Tools<br />Supportive Services<br />Collaborations and Partnerships...
6<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Engaging with other systems <br />Public School Districts – McKinne...
7<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Income and Employment Services<br />Utah Department of Workforce Se...
8<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Income and Employment Services – The Road Home and DWS<br />Partner...
9<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Housing<br />Housing Authorities<br />Public Housing<br />Housing C...
10<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Housing Authorities and The Road Home – Collaborations<br />Tenant...
11<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Housing Authorities and The Road Home – How We Advocate for our Cl...
12<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Housing Authorities and The Road Home<br />Housing Authority Plans...
13<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Partnerships<br />Find good agencies in areas that are not your ex...
14<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Challenges<br />Cultural differences<br />Bureaucracy<br />Differe...
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  • The community as a whole plays a part in helping families to prevent homelessness, aid families who are homeless and to support families moving out of homelessness. This workshop will help providers to educate and advocate for consumers who must engage with mainstream services such as TANF, job development services and child care.
  • 6.6 Michelle Flynn

    1. 1. Working with Public and Non Profit Agencies to Meet the Needs of Families<br />Michelle Flynn<br />The Road Home<br />NAEH Conference July 15, 2011<br />
    2. 2. 2<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Utah and salt lake county overview<br />Utah Population 2.7 million (1 million in SL County) <br />2011 Utah Homeless PIT count is 3,114<br />2011 SL County PIT is 1,986<br />The Road Home shelters 920 individuals per night in winter; 700 year-round<br />
    3. 3. 3<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />The Road HomeHelping people step out of homelessness and back into the community<br />Shelter<br /><ul><li>532 Families
    4. 4. 3,406 Single Men
    5. 5. 702 Single Women</li></ul>Housing<br /><ul><li>777 Households</li></li></ul><li>4<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Complex needs of families<br />Children:<br />Basic needs, education, health care, child care, after school activities, recreation, arts, HOUSING<br />Parents:<br />Basic needs, income, parenting, life skills, HOUSING<br />We are not the experts! Partners…<br />TRH focus on shelter, supportive services, access to housing – we are the experts here<br />
    6. 6. 5<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Tools<br />Supportive Services<br />Collaborations and Partnerships<br />Access to Housing<br />
    7. 7. 6<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Engaging with other systems <br />Public School Districts – McKinney Vento<br />Child Welfare<br />Mental Health & Substance Abuse<br />Domestic Violence<br />Health Care<br />Mainstream Resources – benefits<br />Employment – One Stop Centers<br />Engage when? In shelter or in housing?<br />
    8. 8. 7<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Income and Employment Services<br />Utah Department of Workforce Services<br />Mainstream Resources <br />TANF cash assistance<br />Food Stamps<br />Medicaid eligibility<br />General Assistance<br />Unemployment benefits<br />Employment<br />TANF employment case managers<br />Training & Classes<br />Job postings<br />
    9. 9. 8<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Income and Employment Services – The Road Home and DWS<br />Partnerships through contracts and MOUs<br />DWS Outreach workers onsite at shelter and housing<br />Connections at all levels; front line workers to top administration<br />Host tours, meetings onsite at shelter<br />Invite to join as members of homeless services committees and councils<br />
    10. 10. 9<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Housing<br />Housing Authorities<br />Public Housing<br />Housing Choice (Section 8), FUP, HOPWA, Shelter Plus Care, VASH & other permanent voucher programs<br />Senior Housing<br />Other tenant based rental assistance programs<br />Low Income Housing Tax Credit Units<br />Nonprofit Housing Owners<br />Transitional housing <br />
    11. 11. 10<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Housing Authorities and The Road Home – Collaborations<br />Tenant Based Rental Assistance programs (HOME funds & County general funds)<br />Named partner on Housing Authority contracts<br />Transitional housing & CoC grants<br />Joint grantees for operating and service funds<br />Permanent Supportive Housing<br />We have the people they need for their PSH projects for chronically homeless <br />They have project based vouchers at our PSH project<br />
    12. 12. 11<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Housing Authorities and The Road Home – How We Advocate for our Clients<br />TRH case managers ensure families on all wait lists<br />Case manager named on wait list application & receive all notifications<br />Weekly meeting TRH housing staff go to each Housing Authority<br />Quarterly meeting with program supervisors<br />Appeals process for denied applications<br />
    13. 13. 12<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Housing Authorities and The Road Home<br />Housing Authority Plans<br />Annual Review Process – Open Meetings<br />Tenant Advisory Boards<br />Quarterly case manager meetings – County wide<br />Project Based Sec. 8 Vouchers!<br />
    14. 14. 13<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Partnerships<br />Find good agencies in areas that are not your expertise<br />Find agencies who have resources your clients need<br />Find areas of common interest<br />Why do they want to serve your clients?<br />Funders can bring you together<br />RELATIONSHIPS!!!!<br />Relationships between client and case manager<br />Relationships between agencies<br />Relationships between staff of agencies<br />
    15. 15. 14<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Challenges<br />Cultural differences<br />Bureaucracy<br />Different goals<br />Different ideas of successful outcomes<br />
    16. 16. 15<br />Working with Public and Nonprofit Agencies<br />Contact Information:Michelle C. FlynnAssociate Executive Director of ProgramsThe Road Home210 South Rio Grande StreetSalt Lake City, Utah 84101801-819-7320mflynn@theroadhome.org<br />
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