Ending Youth Homelessness - Richard Hooks Wayman

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Ending Youth Homelessness - Richard Hooks Wayman

  1. 1. FOCUSING ON YOUTH! Strategies for Increasing Community Support & Improving 10 Year Plan Model Example: Heading Home Hennepin
  2. 2. HENNEPIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA MARCHING ORDERS – Call to Action  TOPIC AREAS – What was our focus?  Prevention  Housing  Services  What we added  Outreach  Self-Support (Education & Employment)
  3. 3. LEADERSHIP  Organized by County/City Continuum of Care  Identification of Key Facilitators (Cochairs)  Monica Nilsson – The Bridge  Rich Hooks Wayman – StreetWorks Collaborative  Approached other leaders – full spectrum
  4. 4. Existing Strength in Homeless Youth Services- multiple points of input!  FHPAP Youth Rep.  Street Outreach  Emergency Shelter  Transitional Housing  Drop-in Centers  Case Management Services  Culturally specific organization (SE Asian Council, American Indian Community Dev. Corp, Afro-centric and African Immigrant cultural outreach and service  Health Clinics  Permanent Supportive Housing  Police  Business Community (Downtown Council, Chamber of Commerce  District Court  Commissioner of Public Health  Suburban Counseling and Outreach  Mpls Public School  School Board
  5. 5. How to fill gaps when there’s no spectrum of youth serving agencies  POINT IN TIME COUNT  Separate Out Youth (24 and under)  Recruitment of agencies, case workers, youth  Identify lead organization for coordination  Map out locations and sources of data  Facilitate collection of data  Promote the quality of data (training) and analyze data  Frequent timing – to show progress  NATURAL SYSTEMS: Child welfare, Juvenile Justice, Schools, Community Services  CREATE CAPACITY – organization, process, goals/plans
  6. 6. RECRUITMENT: Making the Time  100 day plan – short and focused (small commitment)  Diversification of voices & stakeholders  Planning meetings (every 2-3 weeks) – 25 people  Organized committees for focused recommendations (5-6 people on each subcommittee)  Identification of leaders (facilitators) to DRAFT and EDIT (narrative is time consuming)
  7. 7. ANALYZE CURRENT STATE OF SERVICES  PIT, Gaps analysis  Hearing from homeless youth  Hearing from other communities (Listening session)  Tough choices – emphasizing or prioritizing competing parts of the spectrum – shelter vs. housing, outreach vs. case management
  8. 8. DOING OURWORKTOGETHER–  Structure – Co-facilitated  Committee  Prevention  Housing  Services  Self-Sufficiency  Outreach  Quick report backs – recommendations  Timeline for plan – drafting, editing, consensus vote
  9. 9. PLANNING AND PREPARING FOR IMPLEMENTATION  Creation of Plan – what next?  Capacity to carry out implementation?  Keep doing existing work/focus  Drop some things  Demand public system focus by hiring County/City staff
  10. 10. PLANNING AND PREPARING FOR IMPLEMENTATION  Creation of Plan – what next?  Capacity to carry out implementation?  Keep doing existing work/focus  Drop some things  Demand public system focus by hiring County/City staff

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