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Family FirstJupiter Elementary Pilot Program ResultsHomeless Prevention and Rapid RehousingKeith Donald / 2013.06.19
About Me13-year Brevard County ResidentOriginally from Tuscaloosa, AlabamaWife Keri and I are raising our family hereSoftw...
How I joined CITMike Hubler invited me to a meetingLearned the numbers: 1300 (now 1634)homeless children in Brevard County...
Pilot ProgramA simple way for homeless families to get helpSchools refer families to one programProgram provides case mana...
Jupiter Elementary Referral Card
Pilot ProgramResults
ResultsImpacted 18 families: 22 parents & 52 kids100% referral call rate12 "Homeless Prevention" cases4 "Rapid Rehousing" ...
FamilyDemographicsAge, Work Status, Income, etc.
Young Families
Working Families
Working Families (2)
Prevention by Employment
Low IncomeWhen they first called...Median Monthly Income: $1,200Median % of Poverty Line: 61%Median % of County Median (60...
How we helpedEmployment, education, advocacy, etc.
How the families were helpedHelped 8 obtain employment (33%)Helped 14 avoid eviction (78%)Helped 7 into more affordable ho...
How the children were helpedHelped 10 into homes close to origin schoolHelped 3 into S.T.E.M after-school programsHelped 2...
Financial Assistance ProvidedRent: $12,545.45Transportation: $9,554.48Business: $1,393.98Utilities: $1,366.18Legal Aid: $1...
Mostly Private Donations
Prevention costs less
Income Up, Expenses DownWhere they are now...Median Monthly Income: $1,500Median % of Poverty Line: 92%Median % of County ...
Amazingly resilient childrenWhere the children are now...Known 48 of 52 (92%) in safe, stable homesEarly BPS data showing ...
Barriers to self-sufficiency
Areas of Exploitation
Benefits
Next StepsBelief in the model, need for organization andcoordination to apply it county widePropose formation of a "Childr...
Questions?Email keithd at mysbsc.org for more info andpledge to join the Childrens Homeless Project
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Children's Homeless Prevention - Pilot Program Results

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Results of the "Family First" Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Pilot authorized by the Brevard Homeless Coalition's Children In Transition Committee (CIT) and run in Partnership with Brevard Public Schools (BPS).

The program began on November 1st, 2012 and ran until May 31st, 2013. It served 18 in-transition families with children attending Jupiter Elementary, located in Palm Bay, FL. The South Brevard Sharing Center was the administering agency. Keith Donald was the pilot program director and lead case manager.

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Children's Homeless Prevention - Pilot Program Results

  1. 1. Family FirstJupiter Elementary Pilot Program ResultsHomeless Prevention and Rapid RehousingKeith Donald / 2013.06.19
  2. 2. About Me13-year Brevard County ResidentOriginally from Tuscaloosa, AlabamaWife Keri and I are raising our family hereSoftware Engineer and EntrepreneurChildren in Transition (CIT) Committee MemberFlorida Today Article: http://goo.gl/nN8v6
  3. 3. How I joined CITMike Hubler invited me to a meetingLearned the numbers: 1300 (now 1634)homeless children in Brevard CountyLearned about the need to organize efforts andresources to address this problemMade the decision to volunteer
  4. 4. Pilot ProgramA simple way for homeless families to get helpSchools refer families to one programProgram provides case management tounderstand the needProgram mobilizes the community to help meetthe need
  5. 5. Jupiter Elementary Referral Card
  6. 6. Pilot ProgramResults
  7. 7. ResultsImpacted 18 families: 22 parents & 52 kids100% referral call rate12 "Homeless Prevention" cases4 "Rapid Rehousing" cases1 "Intervention" caseSteward for $28,232 in financial assistance,avg per family: $1,568, median per family: $765
  8. 8. FamilyDemographicsAge, Work Status, Income, etc.
  9. 9. Young Families
  10. 10. Working Families
  11. 11. Working Families (2)
  12. 12. Prevention by Employment
  13. 13. Low IncomeWhen they first called...Median Monthly Income: $1,200Median % of Poverty Line: 61%Median % of County Median (60K): 23%Median Rent as % of Income: 61%
  14. 14. How we helpedEmployment, education, advocacy, etc.
  15. 15. How the families were helpedHelped 8 obtain employment (33%)Helped 14 avoid eviction (78%)Helped 7 into more affordable homes (38%)Median rapid-rehousing time: 4 weeksHelped 12 develop financial responsibly (67%)Helped 4 grow their own businesses (22%)Helped 2 avoid legal prosecution (11%)Helped 2 get their Drivers License back (11%)Helped 1 obtain reliable transportation (5%)Helped 3 get education for new work skill (17%)
  16. 16. How the children were helpedHelped 10 into homes close to origin schoolHelped 3 into S.T.E.M after-school programsHelped 21 receive Christmas giftsHelped 1 obtain one-on-one tutoring in readingHelped 3 into spring break campHelped 1 into summer camp
  17. 17. Financial Assistance ProvidedRent: $12,545.45Transportation: $9,554.48Business: $1,393.98Utilities: $1,366.18Legal Aid: $1,278.47Health & Hygiene: $433.53Emergency Housing: $316.32Education Sponsorship: $300.00Clothing: $265.22Storage: $252.70Kids Activities: $222.00Food: $154.66Furnishings: $150.00 Total: $28,232.99Avg. Per Family: $1,568.50Median Per Family: $765.03
  18. 18. Mostly Private Donations
  19. 19. Prevention costs less
  20. 20. Income Up, Expenses DownWhere they are now...Median Monthly Income: $1,500Median % of Poverty Line: 92%Median % of County Median (60K): 29%Median Rent as % of Income: 43%
  21. 21. Amazingly resilient childrenWhere the children are now...Known 48 of 52 (92%) in safe, stable homesEarly BPS data showing significantly improvedattendance and disciplineEspecially in rapid re-housing casesNext phase of project will also correlateacademic performance
  22. 22. Barriers to self-sufficiency
  23. 23. Areas of Exploitation
  24. 24. Benefits
  25. 25. Next StepsBelief in the model, need for organization andcoordination to apply it county widePropose formation of a "Childrens HomelessProject" to address this needFirst-year: lay county-wide foundation with ahandful of schools across Brevard County (5-7)Second-year: Aim to scale
  26. 26. Questions?Email keithd at mysbsc.org for more info andpledge to join the Childrens Homeless Project

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