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March 2017

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CoC Advocacy Committee Meeting

CoC Advocacy Committee Meeting


03/01/2017 -

10:00am to 11:30am

All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

The Continuum of Care's Advocacy Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact Jenna Temkin at jtemkin@allchicago.org.


 
 
 
Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training


03/03/2017 -

9:00am to 5:00pm

All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

Mental Health First Aid is a free, eight-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Participants will learn risk factors and warning signs of mental health and substance use problems and information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and substance use. They will also leave the training with a better understanding of evidence-based professional, peer, and self-help resources, as well as a five-step action plan to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or in crisis. All participants receive a three-year certificate and a Mental Health First Aid manual. The training will be conducted by Sertoma Centre, Inc.

This training is full. Please contact Gail Schechter at gschechter@allchicago.org for information on future trainings.


 
 
System Performance and Evaluation (SPEC) Committee Meeting

System Performance and Evaluation (SPEC) Committee Meeting


03/03/2017 -

10:00am to 12:00pm

200 W. Jackson, Suite 2100

Your name must be on the list with security in order to attend this meeting. If you plan to attend, please provide your name to Amanda Borta at aborta@allchicago.org.


 
 
 
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CoC Community Conversation

CoC Community Conversation


03/08/2017 -

9:00am to 11:00am

Catholic Charities - 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago

Join All Chicago and Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) in a community conversation about building the CoC's capacity to end homelessness. 

The conversation will include:

  • Observations from key stakeholders (DFSS, funders, and All Chicago) about the significance of this community conversation and its connection to the ongoing work to end homelessness in the City of Chicago;
  • Findings from CSH's stakeholder interviews and survey;
  • A series of recommendations for how the Chicago CoC community can collectively begin to recalibrate our shared focus on ending homelessness in Chicago.

Please register here by Wednesday, March 1.

This work is being supported through a generous grant from the Polk Bros. Foundation. For additional information, please email cocprograms@allchicago.org


 
 
Coordinated Entry: Spotlight on Houston

Coordinated Entry: Spotlight on Houston


03/08/2017 -

2:00pm to 3:30pm

20 W. Kinzie, 11 Floor Conference Center, Chicago, IL

Please join us for an informative discussion around Coordinated Entry. During this moderated conversation, we will recognize Chicago's success on a system-wide Coordinated Entry rollout and hear about lessons learned from Houston on their Coordinated Entry efforts. 

Speakers include:

Mandy Chapman Semple: CSH - Houston, TX

Katie Durrah: Heartland Human Care Services - Chicago, IL

Maura McCauley: Department of Family & Support Services - Chicago, IL

Stephanie Sideman: CSH- Chicago, IL 

**Attendees must show an ID and check in at the security desk.**

Contact Jenna Temkin at jtemkin@allchicago.org for more information.


 
 
Best Practice Implementation of Housing First, Harm Reduction, and Critical Time Intervention

Best Practice Implementation of Housing First, Harm Reduction, and Critical Time Intervention


03/09/2017 -

9:00am to 3:30pm

All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

This workshop is focused on explaining the Housing First, Harm Reduction, and Critical Time Intervention models and providing tools for effective implementation. The session will include up-to-date research and data on each model’s effectiveness, and detailed information on requirements for moving these successful practices forward. It builds on participants’ existing knowledge base and will allow participants to understand and describe:  

 

  • Importance of the models and the benefits to providers and to the individuals and families served; 
  • Examples of how and why the models work; and 
  • Steps needed for an agency to implement the model. 

 

Piper Ehlen, the trainer, manages all Federal Program activity, including HUD funded technical assistance, for HomeBase. HomeBase is a non-profit, public policy law firm based in San Francisco dedicated to building community capacity to end homelessness and reduce poverty.

Register here.


 
 
Plan 2.0 Employment Task Force Meeting

Plan 2.0 Employment Task Force Meeting


03/10/2017 -

9:30am to 11:30am

Michael Barlow Center - 2120 W. Warren Blvd., Chicago

The Plan 2.0 Employment Task Force meets on the second Friday of each month. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Margaret Smith at msmith@allchicago.org.


 
 
 
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Securing Housing, Securing Work: Partnerships in Ending Homelessness

Securing Housing, Securing Work: Partnerships in Ending Homelessness


03/14/2017 -

9:00am to 12:30pm

All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

Join All Chicago for the second session of a two-day workshop on workforce services and strategies for people experiencing homelessness. The first installment is Tuesday, February 28 from 1:30 to 5pm. Participants must attend both sessions. 

This workshop is designed for staff at housing programs who have limited familiarity with workforce development systems, strategies and organizations. In the workshop we will:

1.       Bust myths about the "unemployability" of people experiencing homelessness;

2.       Present tools and resources on workforce development; and

3.       Discuss effective partnerships between housing and workforce organizations

The training is highly interactive. Participants are encouraged to bring specific challenges in helping people find employment.

Trainers include:

Carrie Thomas: Executive Director, Chicago Jobs Council

Chris Warland: Associate Director, Heartland Alliance's National Center on Employment and Homelessness 

Carl Wiley: Coordinator, Heartland Alliance's National Center on Employment and Homelessness

Register here. 


 
 
 
 
 
 
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Violence Against Women Act Training

Violence Against Women Act Training


03/30/2017 -

3:00pm to 4:30pm

All Chicago, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 504, Chicago, IL, 60661

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) recently published a final rule regarding the implementation of housing protections authorized in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). The rule will impact all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. If you're interested in learning more about the final rule, join All Chicago for a training.

Register here.


 
 
 
 
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