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2.3 Retooling Transitional Housing I: Examining the Options


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2.3 Retooling Transitional Housing I: Examining the Options

Speaker: Michelle Heritage

Many providers and community leaders are exploring options for retooling their transitional housing programs in order to improve their communities’ performance. This workshop will provide an overview of the options available and helpful strategies for deciding which options are preferable.

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2.3 Retooling Transitional Housing I: Examining the Options

  1. 1. Retooling Transitional Housing Michelle Heritage Executive Director Community Shelter Board National Conference on Ending Family Homelessness Los Angeles, CA February 9, 2012 1
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  3. 3. Community Shelter Board <ul><li>Leads the community’s plan to end homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Primary funder of homeless services, $13M annually </li></ul><ul><li>Studies best practices & facilitates implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters collaboration between systems of care </li></ul><ul><li>Leads grant application processes and other activities to increase available resources </li></ul><ul><li>Brokers relationships and manages community relations </li></ul>3
  4. 4. Community Shelter Board <ul><li>Provides program support and development for prevention, shelter, and housing related services </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates client input </li></ul><ul><li>Offers ombudsman services to meet client, funder and partner agencies’ needs </li></ul><ul><li>Manages multifaceted contract, evaluation, data, compliance and accountability processes </li></ul>4
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  6. 6. Partner Agencies AIDS Resource Center of Ohio Amethyst Catholic Social Services Community Housing Network Communities In Schools Gladden Community House Homeless Families Foundation Huckleberry House Lutheran Social Services/Faith Mission Maryhaven National Church Residences The Salvation Army Southeast, Inc./Friends of the Homeless Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio YMCA of Central Ohio YWCA Columbus 6
  7. 7. YWCA Family Center 7
  8. 8. Tier II Shelters 8
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  10. 10. Conversion <ul><li>“ Rolling stock” model </li></ul><ul><li>Services taper off </li></ul><ul><li>Individualized service delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced maintenance costs </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible capacity </li></ul>10
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  12. 12. Successful Housing Outcomes Homeless Families Foundation Volunteers of America 12
  13. 13. Menu of Options 1 month $ 3 months $$$ 4 months $$$$ 6 months $$$$$$ 13
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  17. 17. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>17