Increasing stakeholder engagement & strengthening collaboration

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On Thursday, June 24, the Alliance hosted a webinar titled Creating a High Performing Rural Continuum, Part II: Increasing Stakeholder Engagement & Strengthening Collaboration. Presenters included Melany Mondello and Scott Tibbits of the Maine Balance of State CoC and Ragan Claypool of the Wood, Seneca, Ottawa, Sandusky (WSOS) Continuum of Care in Ohio. Speakers provided an overview of their communities’ CoC infrastructures and services. They also presented strategies to strengthen interagency coordination and collaboration to address key challenges in a rural CoC. This webinar was the second in the webinar/workshop series hosted by the Alliance's Center for Capacity Building regarding Critical Success Factors in High Performing Rural Continuums of Care.

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Increasing stakeholder engagement & strengthening collaboration

  1. 1. Increasing Stakeholder Engagement & Strengthening Collaboration Ragan Claypool, Support Services Coordinator WSOS Community Action Commission Fremont, Ohio [email_address]
  2. 2. System Overview <ul><li>Our Continuum of Care is operated in four counties in Northwest Ohio– Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa and Seneca </li></ul><ul><li>Each county has monthly meetings with designated officers </li></ul><ul><li>Each county identifies their community’s specific needs </li></ul><ul><li>Each county has separate goals and objectives that all relate to the goal of ending homelessness </li></ul>
  3. 3. How the Continuum was Formed <ul><li>Grassroots Efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Concerned Citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Sub Committees of Other Groups </li></ul>
  4. 4. How the Continuum Works: Updates, funding opportunities and requests for additional data are provided from the state level Data and accomplishments are shared with advocacy groups and funding sources Information from each CoC is compiled and submitted Data is shared ideas are discussed at Coalition Meetings In Each County
  5. 5. Service Coordination/Partnerships <ul><li>Shelters </li></ul><ul><li>United Way/First Call For Help </li></ul><ul><li>Faith Based Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Non Profits </li></ul><ul><li>DJFS </li></ul><ul><li>Landlords </li></ul><ul><li>Community Members </li></ul><ul><li>Law Enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Veteran’s Representative </li></ul><ul><li>NAACP </li></ul><ul><li>Health Care Providers </li></ul><ul><li>Salvation Army </li></ul>
  6. 6. Engaging Stakeholders <ul><li>“ Key” People </li></ul><ul><li>Developing Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Passion for Housing Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to Attend </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Resources </li></ul>
  7. 7. Challenges <ul><li>Keeping Stakeholders Engaged </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency and Turnover </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Sub Committees </li></ul><ul><li>Looking at the Bigger Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Difficult Information </li></ul>
  8. 8. Service Coordination/Partnerships <ul><li>Gathering Data </li></ul><ul><li>Community Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul>
  9. 9. Major Accomplishments <ul><li>Operating Shelter, Transitional Housing, Permanent Housing and Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re Housing grants in each county </li></ul><ul><li>Working with shelters to have a single entry point for homeless </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach and community education teams </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questions ? For more information, please contact: Ragan Claypool, Support Services Coordinator WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc. [email_address] www.wsos.org

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