Coordinating Committee Metropolitan Denver Homeless Initiative MDHI Continuum of Care March 2016 Mile High United Way
people who are here Christy, Isabel McDevitt, Sanford, Luehrs, Ms. Mayer,
y quien mas. es viernes, names and where we are from< Gary Cameron Mary Jane, Bryan Grace Jess Cathy Mickey Lewis, Sue Gilman, Rene Cruz, Chery;l Hines, Kippi CLausson, Denver Foundation Close to Home Campaign, Denver Foundation Development Team, providers also Chamber of Congress, Mayors, partnership.
3 Grass Roots Efforts
BUILDING PUBLIC WILL
commission public opinion poll
who is homeless? stereotypes of people most of all
why do people become homeless – bring it on their lives
costs of housing and rent are out of range to care for oneself
personal connection 1:10 people experienced vicariously or directly being without a place to live.
family member or close friend 1,290,000 people
not removed from our lives
can we successfully address many said that it is possible
7 county a problem where you live only DENVER
disconnect for outlying areas of counties surrounding Denver
people themselves address the issue
up to charitable organizations.
50% said that they have some role and care deeply remains staggering issue if they take action will it make a difference
homelessness is ten of 13 issues affordable housing was more significant. PEOPLE CANNOT MAKE THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE CONDITIONS and BEING IN PUBLIC PLACES.
world view Weltenschauung BAD CHOICES no HAND OUTS legitimate reasons for loss TRAUMA as an example
pay a living wage housing that is more affordable a hand UP
cut back on what we are doing
Movable middle” 44% 32% middle against anything
the person brings it on themselves: entrenched 23%
start with the person in their shoes and through their eyes.
me focused in mid stream urban settings males, Latinos, people who live in the central core. are movable? women are allies as well as African Americans and others
ALL BELIEVE THAT WE NEED AND DESERVE A SAFE PLACE TO STAY AND REMAIN
don’t put out the myth and remove it. what do you want you to do? DO ACTIONS THAT IMPLEMENT CHANGES IN VALUES at church in person relations, at work, share information, make it easier to speak to policy makers and business leaders. WE can live in a place where everybody has a safe place to call home. experienced and moved beyond homelessness – Jan Watkins story
personal experiences of being in public places without a safe place to stay
initial funding support: 3 collaboratives bring on more groups with time faith service, health care, sectors missing law enforcement K-12,
mass media: money to buy ads. people communicating more – through existing channels have web sites e newsletters events which they host. They wish to grow beyond their existing networks. host community conversations intentionally talk about being without a safe place to remain. a laundry in Aurora lets people do their wash professional speakers hearing more and more personal stories.
huge events stand up giving money does not effect me normalize this so it goes away pledge card for public will building campaign learn more speak up in a conversation contribute to these matters
bigger actions in this arena close to home campaign let others leave the room if it makes sense to you
McDermitt: clients stories best way to tell stories, like the Holocaust Memorial Library or story court – how much is paid for this public speaking. community conversations Warren Village Listening sessions – Family Tree, Coalition Against Domestic Violence – speaker training is essential will pay for their time a stipend.
support people dredging feelings of trauma share stories in diverse media. next month first speaker bureau training
potential to be good speaker and speaker opportunities send top MDHI or Christy.
Luehrs: single populace losing their sites to rest – this is homeless people – what are you thinking about doing?
focused on families and children – trauma begins at earliest years.
Gary is on the leadership team diversity team care about the end goal provide people with information ask about policies and processes
DU study on decriminalization of being without a safe place
Sanford – regional messaging housing instability – Bryan went to churches in Arapahoe County. singles sleeping in their cars that is a choice.
clinically let’s focus on housing but also TRAUMA and inception of the significant loss of hope and resilience.
Close to Home Christina
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Metro Denver Homeless Initiative
711 Park Avenue West, Suite 320
Denver, CO 80205
303.295.1772 ext. 102
Assessment coordinated entry different for all specific groups of people. assessment by TRAINED Interviewers
all options will be considered for whoever needs to be housed
ESG COC resources
Preferences for housing options subsidized older people wait years for housing
attach services for __________, ________________, __________________, _____________________,
agency updates and announcements
Shilo house 30,000 ‘ April 7 4 p.m. emergency services for young.
city officials to make a plan about all of this not a lot of heads up you are unable to take care of anyone.
people got into housing. WE HAVE TO GIVE PEOPLE OTHER OPTIONS
Jefferson County doing more training and out reach on VI study
working with people who have mental illnesses and who have been without a place to live or rest.
Secretary Castro was here for thirty minutes for conversation with the Secretary of Urban Development alternatives congregant living boarding homes would be faster and simpler
2007 founded (1) Irving Street congregant for women with permanent mental health issues. (2) BRANDON SELF-HAVEN was founded more funding available.
Bringing people from around the region of how to end homelessness regionally.
regional dialog a year from now on planning and implementation of a place and platform to work on these issues
decrease or end homelessness the length and the scope of the matter being reduced and looking for changes in their lives CAPS idea