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  • 1. FOCUSING ON YOUTH! Strategies for Increasing Community Support & Improving 10 Year Plan Model Example: Heading Home Hennepin
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. DOING OUR WORK TOGETHER –
    • Structure – Co-facilitated
    • Committee
      • Prevention
      • Housing
      • Services
      • Self-Sufficiency
      • Outreach
    • Quick report backs – recommendations
    • Timeline for plan – drafting, editing, consensus vote
  • 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