Business Leaders Luncheon
August 14, 2013
Welcome!
Agenda
• Welcome and Introductions
• Update
• System change
• Smart Solutions to Homelessness
• 180/180 & 100 Day Dash
• Q...
Whatʼs
wrong with
the system?
Many different programs
Cobbled together
Johnny Cash & “One Piece at a Time” Cadillac
What do we need to do?
Rethink the system
Rebuild the system
Smart Solutions to Homelessness
Leadership Council
Working together to reduce and
ultimately end homelessness in
Santa Cru...
“Smart Solutions”
• Evidence-based - proven to work
• Cost effective - saves $
• Results are measurable
These results have...
Leadership Council
Vision & Mission
Vision: a Santa Cruz County in which every
community member has some form of safe
shel...
Leadership Council
Goals
1. Create broader and more diverse community engagement
2. Improve public understanding of the re...
What we heard you say…
• Give us something tangible to do that will have impact
• Help people get jobs through training pr...
Permanent Supportive Housing
“The solution to chronic
homelessness is permanent
supportive housing – permanent
housing coupled with supportive
services...
Professional Case Managers link clients to
primary care, behavioral health care, and
substance abuse treatment using a Hou...
Permanent
Supportive Housing
saves lives
and saves money
Permanent Supportive Housing
is cost effective
• Permanent homes for 100,000 homeless men,
women and families by July 2014
• 214 participating communities
61,998people h...
• 79 people housed
• 600+ people surveyed
• County Board of Supervisors
voted to fund +1 Case
Manager
• Selected for Good ...
System
180/180 worked with the Housing
Authority of Santa Cruz County to create
an exception to their Section 8 waiting li...
• Our monthly housing placement rate has
more than doubled - from an average of 3
during first 6 months to 9 in 2013 and mo...
100 Day Dash –
Rapid Results approach to
accelerating homeless
housing placements in
Santa Cruz County
• Helping communities around the world
and the VA & 100k homes
• 100-day projects build capacity for
large-scale change
• ...
“We have found that this approach
energizes teams and provides an
intense focus on getting results. At
the same time, it i...
“100 day dash” is a project to
house 10-20 visible,
vulnerable and “problematic”
street-homeless individuals in
the downto...
100 Homes Jacksonville:
Ending Homelessness
In 100 Days, 100
People At A Time
How will our
100 day dash work?
Use the proven system of 180/180
IDENTIFY: Work with Local Business,
Outreach, Law Enforce...
How will our
100 day dash work?
SURVEY: Use the 180/180
Vulnerability Index survey to
learn more about each
personʼs situa...
How will our
100 day dash work?
CONNECT: client with Case
Managers to identify optimal
program and benefit eligibility and
...
How will our
100 day dash work?
Use the proven system of 180/180
…and, provide ongoing support to help
someone stay housed...
Your leadership
and support can help
make this
happen
…is coming to town this Fall to hold a
one-day workshop on implementing
the 100-day approach for downtown
Santa Cruz and W...
Support this effort:
1. Make a financial donation:
• Security Deposit & Move in Fund
• Case Management Fund
2. Help us deve...
Q&A
…and, form this group
into an ongoing business
leaders task force to take
up the work of Smart
Solutions to Homelessness
Thank you!
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Business Lunch Presentation - Aug. 14, 2013

  1. 1. Business Leaders Luncheon August 14, 2013 Welcome!
  2. 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. 3. Whatʼs wrong with the system?
  4. 4. Many different programs
  5. 5. Cobbled together Johnny Cash & “One Piece at a Time” Cadillac
  6. 6. What do we need to do?
  7. 7. Rethink the system
  8. 8. Rebuild the system
  9. 9. Smart Solutions to Homelessness Leadership Council Working together to reduce and ultimately end homelessness in Santa Cruz County
  10. 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. 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. 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. 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. 14. Permanent Supportive Housing
  15. 15. “The solution to chronic homelessness is permanent supportive housing – permanent housing coupled with supportive services as needed.”
  16. 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. 17. Permanent Supportive Housing saves lives and saves money
  18. 18. Permanent Supportive Housing is cost effective
  19. 19. • Permanent homes for 100,000 homeless men, women and families by July 2014 • 214 participating communities 61,998people housed
  20. 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 Year” 180/180 Campaign Highlights
  21. 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
  22. 22. • 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
  23. 23. 100 Day Dash – Rapid Results approach to accelerating homeless housing placements in Santa Cruz County
  24. 24. • 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 What is “Rapid Results”?
  25. 25. “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.” - Martha Marsh, President and CEO, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA
  26. 26. “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
  27. 27. 100 Homes Jacksonville: Ending Homelessness In 100 Days, 100 People At A Time
  28. 28. 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 1
  29. 29. How will our 100 day dash work? SURVEY: Use the 180/180 Vulnerability Index survey to learn more about each personʼs situation and to identify program eligibility Use the proven system of 180/180 2
  30. 30. How will our 100 day dash work? 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
  31. 31. How will our 100 day dash work? Use the proven system of 180/180 …and, provide ongoing support to help someone stay housed 4
  32. 32. Your leadership and support can help make this happen
  33. 33. …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
  34. 34. 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…)
  35. 35. Q&A
  36. 36. …and, form this group into an ongoing business leaders task force to take up the work of Smart Solutions to Homelessness
  37. 37. Thank you!
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