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  • 1. Business Leaders Luncheon August 14, 2013 Welcom e! QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  • 2. Agenda • Welcome and Introductions • Update • System change • Smart Solutions to Homelessness • 180/180 & 100 Day Dash • Q&A / Discussion • Business Leaders Task Force • Wrap-up by 1:30
  • 3. What’s wrong with the system?
  • 4. Many different programs
  • 5. Cobbled together Johnny Cash & “One Piece at a Time” Cadillac
  • 6. What do we need to do?
  • 7. Rethink the system
  • 8. Rebuild the system
  • 9. Smart Solutions to Homelessness Leadership Council Working together to reduce and ultimately end homelessness in Santa Cruz County QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  • 10. “Smart Solutions” • Evidence-based - proven to work • Cost effective - saves $ • Results are measurable These results have a positive impact on both the individual and the whole community
  • 11. Leadership Council Vision & Mission Vision: a Santa Cruz County in which every community member has some form of safe shelter, and where homelessness is a rare occurrence. Mission: to improve the way Santa Cruz County works collaboratively to reduce and ultimately end homelessness.
  • 12. Leadership Council Goals 1. Create broader and more diverse community engagement 2. Improve public understanding of the realities of homelessness 3. Foster community dialog on homelessness 4. Develop better communication & coordination 5. Share information about successful models and solutions 6. Sustain a diverse community leadership group to shape policies 7. Develop a shared vision for change and agreed-up action steps
  • 13. What we heard you say… • Give us something tangible to do that will have impact • Help people get jobs through training programs • Leverage our communication and marketing capabilities • Bring Jerry Neuman back (Home 4 Good in LA) • Answer the Q: What is the cost impact of homelessness? • Improve volume of housing… work with RE community • Redesign delivery of system of services to reduce cost and increase effective access to services • Get a small group of business folks together to solve (homeless) problems
  • 14. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Permanent Supportive Housing
  • 15. “The solution to chronic homelessness is permanent supportive housing – permanent housing coupled with supportive services as needed.” QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  • 16. Professional Case Managers link clients to primary care, behavioral health care, and substance abuse treatment using a Housing First approach. …connecting participants with supportive services that help increase housing retention by addressing substance abuse, mental illness and chronic health issues. How this works
  • 17. Permanent Supportive Housing saves lives and saves money
  • 18. Permanent Supportive Housing is cost effective QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  • 19. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. • Permanent homes for 100,000 homeless men, women and families by July 2014 • 214 participating communities 61,998 people housed
  • 20. • 79 people housed • 600+ people surveyed • County Board of Supervisors voted to fund +1 Case Manager • Selected for Good Times Community Fund • United Way “Advocate Organization of the 180/180 Campaign Highlights QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  • 21. System 180/180 worked with the Housing Authority of Santa Cruz County to create an exception to their Section 8 waiting list process; a new housing subsidy voucher preference for disabled and medically vulnerable homeless persons QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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  • 23. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. • Our monthly housing placement rate has more than doubled - from an average of 3 during first 6 months to 9 in 2013 and most recently… May: 13, June: 13, July: 15!!! • At 10 / month we can meet and exceed our 180 goal by July 2014 On the road to 180
  • 24. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 100 Day Dash – Rapid Results approach to accelerating homeless housing placements in Santa Cruz County
  • 25. • Helping communities around the world and the VA & 100k homes • 100-day projects build capacity for large-scale change • Nadim Matta, President of Rapid Results Institute named #25 in the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. What is “Rapid Results”?
  • 26. “We have found that this approach energizes teams and provides an intense focus on getting results. At the same time, it is helping to build the capacity of our organization to drive transformational change.” QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. - Martha Marsh, President and CEO, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
  • 27. “100 day dash” is a project to house 10-20 visible, vulnerable and “problematic” street- homeless individuals in the downtown commercial centers of Watsonville and Santa Cruz in 100 days
  • 28. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 100 Homes Jacksonville: Ending Homelessness In 100 Days, 100 People At A Time
  • 29. How will our 100 day dash work? Use the proven system of 180/180 IDENTIFY: Work with Local Business, Outreach, Law Enforcement, and Service Providers to identify the 20-30 most visible, vulnerable and “problematic” people who are homeless in (each) Watsonville and Santa Cruz QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 1
  • 30. How will our 100 day dash work? SURVEY: Use the 180/180 Vulnerability Index survey to learn more about each person’s situation and to identify program eligibility Use the proven system of 180/180 QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this pictu 2
  • 31. How will our 100 day dash work? QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. CONNECT: client with Case Managers to identify optimal program and benefit eligibility and partner with volunteer Housing Navigator to start the housing search process Use the proven system of 180/180 3
  • 32. How will our 100 day dash work? Use the proven system of 180/180 …and, provide ongoing support to help someone stay housed 4 QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  • 33. Your leadership and support can help make this happen
  • 34. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. …is coming to town this Fall to hold a one-day workshop on implementing the 100-day approach for downtown Santa Cruz and Watsonville Participate in the 100-day workshop
  • 35. Support this effort: 1. Make a financial donation: • Security Deposit & Move in Fund • Case Management Fund 2. Help us develop Landlord and Property Management relationships to create more Section 8 Ready Housing 3. Help get the word out about 180/180 and the 100-day dash (e.g. tell a friend, invite us to speak at business groups, community groups, faith-based groups, civic groups, neighborhood groups, colleagues…)
  • 36. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Q&A
  • 37. …and, form this group into an ongoing business leaders task force to take up the work of Smart Solutions to Homelessness
  • 38. Thank you! QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.