DRH Mayor’s Commission 2016 Final Meeting of the Year at East Side Human Services Center
“All the cribs and all the cradles, all the soup from all the ladles, all the cries in search of rest, all the doors receiving guests, all the bellies cease all their groans, all together or all alone, all those passing and all those born, all find peace upon the morn.”
DRH Denver’s Road Home Mayor’s Commission to End Homelessness 2016 Final Meeting for the year
Geoff Bennett creating 150 places for women in Smith Road and there will be another expansion of the Father Ed Judy House for double their capacity. Catholic Charities is off and running creating more opportunities of children and families to have a place to stay
Encampments and Enforcement Eben Deyer speaking for the Mayor’s Office
Police not removing everything there will be photographs 3 citations issued in the last three weeks outside the city and county building
CIRC HOUSES circhouses.com Red Cross applies these to emergency care
Better quality shelter system being more effective standards for sheltering
budget process is being considered in a few weeks
GEO BOND 6 meetings around city
Rest and Resources System invested in a couple places permanent shelter since 1989
enforcing the camping ban the side walks? Unauthorized camping same approach with all of the ordinances
Bennie – MOVING PEOPLE TOWARD SERVICES – nothing about this has changed – city’s intent from the outset. People speaking of this as a victory but this has always been the perspective of the city regarding humane treatment of people who are in public places we continue to have shelter spaces available we have to have trained staff we continue to make room we continue to be expandable and flexible anyone who wants shetler shall be helped to have a place to stay somewhere.
#’s of beds may be sufficient but the types of beds may not be satisfactory to meet the demands
there was almost no one out there 1,600 people don’t find the shelters unacceptable
Jon there were people using their checks to get inside.
In my experience there are a lot of people out there
5 years ago there were many fewer people
different faith communities are involved with the Inter faith Alliance
Faith community has come to the table to keep people off the streets
Shelter Provider Discussions
Denver Day Works – 846 work hours JULIE SMITH at Public Works On boarded many more people – we have excessive demand for work and we have to figure out how to get more employment opportunities will this turn into jobs working for Parks and Recreation next week they will continue to expand their primary care – housing and works DHS first month’s rent and housing
Office of H.O.P.E. (Housing and Opportunities for People Everywhere)
3 candidates for the position as director on hold for announcement
Homeless Commission – Future State
homeless people will be less involved 12 years we did have a commission and he would hate to lose this opportunity.
TOP ISSUE PEOPLE LIVING IN PUBLIC PLACES
ROBIN KNEICH is challenging the ends or there are two bodies of this community process representation of providers break out the draw of passion of the Registered Neighborhood Organizations – lack of interest is not a matter of debate.
Federation of groups that have needs
Mile High Connects –
Group where the providers meet
Place where the people involved are represented here.
funding embedded in NYC for a person to make recommendations for housing after being evicted.
2 public restrooms Capitol Hill 53% are people without a place
50 feet off the main drag cuts the use in half
try locations on Colfax tghey are meeting this evening feeling less supportive
UP UP UP visibility is UP in Capitol Hill
Angie Barnes and then Debra Grey have been speaking
Jon Luper is present
Chris is not here
ONE HOME is now the name for Coordinated Assessment they have moved about 1,000 people who have been assessed
Pilots for families is being worked on
creator of the the VI-SPDAT tool there was a 2 day training housing diversion housing first context
Aging Needs Assessments – aging in place mobility carve out room for them as people become more fraill we have been gathering data over the last 8 months nutrition is a big issue VOA is engaged in the process Elayne Gallagher
Children’s Cabin a lot of work is being done throughout the urban corridor
Safety Will Be showing our status around shelter use by gender transportation. aware of slides 15 through 17 initiative around transit buying 4 buses. Spending 1.2 million dollars institute this by JUNE 2017
need for help around transportation sheltering to and fro – loop around the city for the key services that are offered throguhout the City journey to self-reliance
Updated charts 23 through 26 slides affordable housing opportunities light at the end of the tunnel
LINDI IS 63 years young today December 13
January 12 CITY COUNCIL program on homelessness youth presentation Youth Count they’re in Chicago at the University
COUNCILMAN Cashmann costs of the beds
HOUSING eviction housing court cannot contest the decision avoid finding a blemish on your record
there is no one there talking about where people can go
IBM Smarter Cities Challenge
one of several cities that have been chosen 3rd meeting getting back together in January Task force has been determined what they will recommend a lot of agreement a lot of discussion around all of this put a dollar amount to these recommendations where resources are and how to collaborate will be announced in February
REGIONALLY there is a lot of connections and opportunities for people across the region of the Front Range to work together. There has been great progress among these organizations solidifying this foundation
Voices of Youth Count CHAPIN HALL jennifer was speaking this morning bringing young people together poor base line for youth who have nowhere to stay to be safe and sound Youth were the surveyors, the leaders, the forums in June brought the students together identified all of the hot spots possible identified more than 50 places that were hot places
Tivoli common area DU campus and there are many more a back pack on the campus as a young person it is a good place to blend in interact networking and live
unique strategies COME AND BE COUNTED 6 LOCATIONS
we have actually had this operation back in the day with Andy Johnson of course everyone considers what they have been doing as new and unprecedented
Point in Time 2017
“Sitting in the hospital. Waiting. Listening to all the chatter, many stories, many languages, many perspectives. A world famous eavesdropping fool. Strangers comforting strangers. Beautiful and sad, happy and poetic. In a time of so much fear. We will at the end of the day be human and at the end of the day human kindness is what matters. Take care of each other, money is a tool not the goal.”
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I am hopeful that most of you are able to attend the meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Please Note: Our meeting location will be at the DHS East Building, located at 3815 Steele Street.
We scheduled this meeting anticipating that the meeting of November 29, 2016 would be consumed with the discussion concerning City actions and policy around encampment cleanups.
The meeting next Tuesday will provide an update on the Office of HOPE and further discussion on the future look of the Commission as we move forward into 2017. Please bring your ideas, thoughts, concerns for a robust discussion.
Some of you may not be aware so I also wanted to take this opportunity to extend an invitation to next week’s upcoming Voices of Youth Count Preliminary Findings Meeting also on December 13th at the Denver Human Service Castro Building located at 1200 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80204 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in room 1018 and a staff from Denver’s Road Home will come and escort you to the room.
Our Chapin Hall partners will join us to share preliminary findings from the data gathered from the Youth Count survey and the provider survey. They need our help to understand what the data means, who we might have missed in our efforts, and what further analysis would be helpful. This is an important next step in Chapin Hall’s process of developing a reliable estimate of the number of homeless youth and the services available to them in our county and also as a part of a larger effort to get baseline data on youth nationally. Our input will be integrated in Chapin Hall’s preparation of a final report about the City & County of Denver to be released in Spring 2017.