Progress in United Way of King County's Campaign to End Chronic Homelessness


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Progress in United Way of King County's Campaign to End Chronic Homelessness

  1. 2. It’s more than just possible. We’re doing it. Ending Homelessness
  2. 3. <ul><li>Humane, supportive services for the most vulnerable </li></ul><ul><li>Safer and healthier streets for everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Vibrant business climate, especially in the downtown core </li></ul><ul><li>Welcoming environment for visitors and tourists </li></ul>We can end chronic homelessness and make our community stronger. Doing so is compassionate – and cost effective . Our special focus: Those who have experienced homelessness long term
  3. 4. <ul><li>Ethnographic Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Homeless Needs Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>One Night Count </li></ul>Understanding the local context
  4. 5. <ul><li>Driven by United Way along with partner funders (especially the City and County) </li></ul><ul><li>United Way committing $25 million. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><li>Move 1,000+ of our community’s most vulnerable people off the streets… </li></ul><ul><li>… into permanent housing… </li></ul><ul><li>… with the sustained wrap-around services to stay stable and rebuild their lives. </li></ul>The Campaign to End Chronic Homelessness <ul><li>United Way funding helping to leverage $250 million+ from others. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus is people experiencing homelessness who have been intensive users of public services. </li></ul>
  5. 6. United Way’s Campaign to End Chronic Homelessness? Why invest…
  6. 7. Progress so far The Campaign to End Chronic Homelessness <ul><li>Starting funding in hand for 1,107 units </li></ul><ul><li>$14+ million from United Way </li></ul><ul><li>610 units operational </li></ul><ul><li>497 units now (or soon) in construction or retrofitting </li></ul>
  7. 8. [from United Way’s new microsite on long-term homelessness, at]
  8. 9. <ul><li>Will serve 12 women </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent housing, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>• Case management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Mental health services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Employment skills training </li></ul></ul>Newly-funded project $292,540 | $342,000 Sophia’s Way East King County
  9. 10. <ul><li>Will serve 70 women leaving long-term homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent supportive housing, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>• Case management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Mental health counseling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Addiction services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Basic health care services </li></ul></ul>Newly-funded project • $228,127 | $1,338,540 Bakhita Gardens 2301 Second Avenue Archdiocesan Housing Authority
  10. 11. <ul><li>Will serve 83 individuals , about 30% of them veterans . Focus is individuals who: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>• Severe mental illness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Longstanding drug or alcohol addiction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Permanent supportive housing, including United Way-funded services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>• Case management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Mental health counseling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Addiction services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Onsite health care services from a nurse </li></ul></ul>Newly-funded project • $496,467 | $485,710 Canaday House 424 Minor Avenue North (South Lake Union) Downtown Emergency Service Center
  11. 12. <ul><li>Focused on homeless veterans … </li></ul><ul><li>… both singles </li></ul><ul><li>… and their families </li></ul><ul><li>38 studio apartment units for single adults </li></ul><ul><li>9 two-bedroom units </li></ul><ul><li>11 three-bedroom units </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 front desk staffing to ensure safety and security, plus… </li></ul><ul><li>Case management </li></ul><ul><li>Employment training </li></ul>Newly-funded project • $250,000 | $842,905 Compass Center – Renton
  12. 13. <ul><li>Will serve 81 individuals , among them people with </li></ul><ul><li>past minor involvement in the criminal justice system. Focus is persons with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>• Severe physical health issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Serious mental illness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Longstanding drug or alcohol addiction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provides permanent housing, with supportive services including employment counseling. </li></ul><ul><li>United Way funds go for health services delivered by a nursing staff shared with other facilities. </li></ul>Newly-funded project • $91,667 | $1,485,645 A.L. Humphrey House First and Cedar (opening 2010) | Plymouth Housing Group
  13. 14. <ul><li>Will serve 45 people . Focus is individuals who: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>• Suffer chronic mental illness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Are fighting substance addiction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Permanent housing plus these supportive services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>• Mental health counseling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Chemical dependency treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Employment referrals </li></ul></ul>Newly-funded project • $554,095 Kasota Apartments Belltown | Sound Mental Health
  14. 15. Other investments this round: PROPERTY LOCATION POPULATION SERVED # OF PEOPLE SERVICES PROVIDER PACIFIC COURT Tukwila Chronically homeless individuals with serious mental illness. 48 Case management, counseling, medication management, employment referrals. Resident manager. Sound Mental Health SCARGO/ LEWISTON HOTEL Seattle (Belltown) Chronically homeless individuals, including military veterans. 47 Case management services and health services. 24/7 front desk coverage. Plymouth Housing Group VALLEY CITIES LANDING Auburn Long-term homeless individuals with serious and persistent mental illness. 24 Crisis intervention, service coordination, mental health services, chemical abuse services. Valley Cities Counseling & Consulation
  15. 16. The Campaign to End Chronic Homelessness Great progress… … and the work continues.