A place to call home: taking the next step to build school-housing partnerships<br />
Overview of today’s workshop<br />DeKalb KidsHome Collaborative Presenters:<br /><ul><li>SandreaJones, School Social Worke...
Margaret Schuelke, Executive Director, Project Community Connections, Inc. (PCCI) </li></ul>Other Collaborative Partners: ...
DeKalb County Public Schools Foundation, Inc.
First Step Staffing</li></li></ul><li>Overview of today’s workshop<br />Inspired by a mother and son struggling with homel...
What we did and why<br /><ul><li>Collaboration between organizations serving homeless families and local school systems ha...
However, with the reauthorization of HUD’s McKinney Vento programs through the HEARTH Act the bar on the level of collabor...
We realized we could do more … and better. </li></li></ul><li>What we did and why<br /><ul><li>Started informal meetings i...
Discussed challenges to family success.
Lack of affordable housing and/or family emergency and transitional housing options
Fragmented system and lack of capacity make it hard for families, on their own, to negotiate the system and address their ...
Lack of stable employment</li></li></ul><li>What we did and why<br /><ul><li>Discussed opportunities for increased success.
One-stop shopping concept where family needs can be addressed in individualized fashion.
Reduce redundancy in services, specialize in areas of expertise, and ensure more comprehensive approaches for clients.
Get/keep families stably housed and provide educational environment that has been shown to be important for good child out...
Fiscal Agent for New Funding</li></ul>Longer Term Needs<br /><ul><li>Program/Logic Model – “Roadmap”
Marketing and Educational Awareness
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

3.13 Margaret Schulke and Sandrea Jones

692 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
692
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
74
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
11
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • MARGARET 3-5 MINUTES
  • 3.13 Margaret Schulke and Sandrea Jones

    1. 1. A place to call home: taking the next step to build school-housing partnerships<br />
    2. 2. Overview of today’s workshop<br />DeKalb KidsHome Collaborative Presenters:<br /><ul><li>SandreaJones, School Social Worker, DeKalb County School System
    3. 3. Margaret Schuelke, Executive Director, Project Community Connections, Inc. (PCCI) </li></ul>Other Collaborative Partners: <br /><ul><li>Decatur Cooperative Ministry
    4. 4. DeKalb County Public Schools Foundation, Inc.
    5. 5. First Step Staffing</li></li></ul><li>Overview of today’s workshop<br />Inspired by a mother and son struggling with homelessness in early 2010. Project Community Connections, Inc. (PCCI) and Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM) partnered with the DeKalb County School System, DeKalb County Public Schools Foundation, and First Step Staffing to launch the DeKalb KidsHome Collaborative. <br />The purpose of the collaborative is to create whole, stable lives for families with school-age students struggling against homelessness. <br />
    6. 6. What we did and why<br /><ul><li>Collaboration between organizations serving homeless families and local school systems has long been mandated through legislation such as HUD’s McKinney-Vento Act.
    7. 7. However, with the reauthorization of HUD’s McKinney Vento programs through the HEARTH Act the bar on the level of collaboration required among schools and homeless service providers has been raised.  This “mainstreaming” approach also rewardsCoCs that leverage HUD assistance with mainstream resources.
    8. 8. We realized we could do more … and better. </li></li></ul><li>What we did and why<br /><ul><li>Started informal meetings in February 2010 to discuss the successful outcome of the Perry Family through our collaborative efforts and how we could duplicate these initiatives.
    9. 9. Discussed challenges to family success.
    10. 10. Lack of affordable housing and/or family emergency and transitional housing options
    11. 11. Fragmented system and lack of capacity make it hard for families, on their own, to negotiate the system and address their needs
    12. 12. Lack of stable employment</li></li></ul><li>What we did and why<br /><ul><li>Discussed opportunities for increased success.
    13. 13. One-stop shopping concept where family needs can be addressed in individualized fashion.
    14. 14. Reduce redundancy in services, specialize in areas of expertise, and ensure more comprehensive approaches for clients.
    15. 15. Get/keep families stably housed and provide educational environment that has been shown to be important for good child outcomes.</li></li></ul><li>What we did and whyIdentified Additional Resources<br />Short Term Needs<br /><ul><li>Employment and Benefit Specialist
    16. 16. Fiscal Agent for New Funding</li></ul>Longer Term Needs<br /><ul><li>Program/Logic Model – “Roadmap”
    17. 17. Marketing and Educational Awareness
    18. 18. Unrestricted Financial Resources to “fill in gaps”</li></li></ul><li>What we did and whyIdentified Additional Resources<br />Program/Logic Model – “Roadmap”<br /><ul><li>Tom Chapel, CDC, Chief Evaluation Officer
    19. 19. Community Consulting Teams Atlanta</li></ul>Marketing and Educational Awareness<br /><ul><li>Dr. Neil Shulman and Zoe Haugo
    20. 20. Script production
    21. 21. Filming and Editing
    22. 22. DVD Production</li></li></ul><li>Initial Logic Model/Program Roadmap<br />Created by Tom Chapel, Community Consulting Team (CCT Atlanta) <br />
    23. 23. Marketing and Educational Awareness<br />Getting “Buy In”<br /><ul><li>In-Service Training with School Social Workers
    24. 24. Trained homeless services staff on education definition of homelessness in order to refer families and youth.
    25. 25. Presentation at Regional and Statewide Meetings
    26. 26. Video Production and Brochure</li></li></ul><li>Financial Resources<br />Fundraising Efforts – New Resources<br /><ul><li>Seed funds from School Foundation for marketing
    27. 27. Focus on private funding:
    28. 28. Family and Corporate Foundations
    29. 29. United Way and Community Foundation
    30. 30. Chamber of Commerce
    31. 31. Received over $150,000 to date in commitments, grants and pro bono assistance
    32. 32. Joint fundraising meetings and coordinated strategy </li></li></ul><li>Where Do We Go From Here?<br />
    33. 33. Client Population<br /><ul><li>Over the past three years, increase of families experiencing homelessness:
    34. 34. In FY 2008, 928 students identified and served.
    35. 35. In FY 2011, 1,442 students were identified and served. </li></li></ul><li>Things We Need to Work On…<br /><ul><li>Building Support and Activated Decision Makers
    36. 36. Long-term desire to do “big things”
    37. 37. Short-run is about demonstrating we can make a difference
    38. 38. Focus will be on those with low to moderate complexities – We can’t be “everything to everyone”
    39. 39. Refine Program Design</li></li></ul><li>Sustaining the Collaborative<br /><ul><li>Developing MOUs on protocols
    40. 40. Develop joint release of information forms
    41. 41. Developing data tracking system
    42. 42. Expanding collaborative partnerships
    43. 43. Create Advisory Committee
    44. 44. Secure new facility – One Stop Shop
    45. 45. Funding… funding… funding</li></li></ul><li>CONTACT INFORMATION<br />The DeKalb KidsHome Collaborative Working together to support stable housing, stable work, stable schooling, whole lives<br />321 West Hill Street, Suite 3, Decatur, GA 30030 <br />404-371-1230 ext 213 <br />margaretschuelke@pccihome.org<br />
    46. 46. THANK YOU <br />

    ×