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26

Data Committee

The Salvation Army | 9AM - 10AM

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May

26

Data Committee

The Salvation Army | 9AM - 10AM

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Jun

01

Shelter Provider's Committee

United Way | 9AM - 11AM

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Updates

  • Dane CoC Data Committee will be hosting a training on Chronic Homeless Definition on Tuesday, May 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Villager Mall (2300 S. Park Street).

    Registration is not required, but helpful for planning purposes. Please register here: https://www.cityofmadison.com/isevents/event_detail.cfm?eid=1768.

    Topic will include:

    • Understand the newest definition of chronic homelessness
    • Understand how HMIS questions effect chronic status
    • Understand the documentation housing providers need to prove chronic status

    Outreach workers and case managers are encouraged to attend. This training will help you understand how your clients can be eligible for Permanent Supportive Housing in our community.

    If you have questions about the training please contact either of the following people:

    Laura Wichert at lwichert@cityofmadison.com or Rachel Kaiser at rachelk@cacsw.org.


     

  • LakeFrontRow is proud to present the Madison-area premiere of 19, The Tony Robinson Shooting: A Case of Deadly Bias, directed by Tim-Poehlmann-Tynan at Central Library (2o1 W. Mifflin Street), Meeting Rooms 301 & 302, on Wednesday, May 25th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

    The film revisits events that led to the officer-involved shooting of Tony Robinson on March 6, 2015. With a forensic approach to dashboard camera recordings, 911 calls and the officer’s own law enforcement record, this documentary pushes back against conflicting narratives of the shooting and the media’s problematizing use of stereotypical binaries.

    A panel discussion with director Tim Poehlmann-Tynan, Young, Gifted and Black co-founder Brandi Grayson and Wisconsin State Representative Chris Taylor will follow the film.

    For more information, please visit LakeFrontRow’s event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1014342828649813/


     

  • Housing Resource Vacancy Lists: The lists for 0-1 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms and 3+ bedrooms for the week of May 18, 2016 are available for download here.


     

  • Dane County Homeless Services Consortium is currently updating the Community’s Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness in Dane County. The Community Plan Steering Committee is looking for feedback on the Goals/Objectives/Strategies currently in DRAFT status. A guide for providing helpful feedback would be to consider the following questions:

    1. In this area, what is already working?  What is going well that we can build upon?
    2. Can you foresee any disproportionate impacts on marginalized groups? Any unintended consequences? How can we avoid negative impacts?
    3. Who should be participating in the planning, implementation and evaluation related to this strategy?

    You can provide feedback on the plan in three ways:

    1. Email your comments to help@danecountyhomeless.org
    2. Attend community feedback session June 9th or 14th at Villager Mall. June 9th will focus on Goals 1 and 2 while June 14th will focus on Goals 3 and 4.
    3. Provide public comment at a scheduled meeting that the draft plan is a scheduled agenda item.

    To review a timeline of events and read the draft, please visit the Get Involved page.


     

  • The semi-annual Point In Time (PIT count) is Wednesday, July 27th. This is where we take count and gather information about sheltered and unsheltered homeless in our CoC. If you want to be involved, please come to the planning meetings or e-mail Laura Wichert at lwichert@cityofmadison.com.

    Wednesday, June 22nd, 1-3 p.m., Briarpatch Youth Services: Planning Meeting

    Wednesday, July 6th, 1-3 p.m., Briarpatch Youth Services: Planning Meeting

    Wednesday, July 20th, 1-3 p.m., Briarpatch Youth Services: Team Lead Training

    Monday, July 25th, 5-7 p.m., Villager Mall: Volunteer Training


     

  • Beginning on Saturday, May 14th, Iglesia Restauracion y Vida (6527 Normandy Lane) will serve breakfast on the second and fourth Saturday of the month between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Everyone with food insecurity is welcome; it is not required that someone be homeless, though that is the primary population the church intends to serve.

    For additional questions, please contact Erika Tecua at (608) 921-0303.


     

     

  • Homeless Spring/Summer Resource Guide: For helpful information on resources available for individual and families in need from May 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016, please click here (En Español).


     

  • Homeless Restorative Justice Project: The project is looking for people who have over $2,000 in unpaid municipal tickets related to being homeless and who are currently homeless or who have been chronically homeless and have recently gained access to transitional housing or permanent housing. The candidate must be ready to get support for improving their situation. At this time the group is able to take on about 3 people every 3 months. Having a current case manager is helpful, but not necessary.

    To apply, please click here. For program flyers, please visit the Links page. If there are any questions or concerns, please call (608) 358-9993 or e-mail operationwelcomehome@gmail.com


     

     

  • There is a free store at the top of State Street in which clothes and other goods are available to those in need every Wednesday at noon.

    For additional information, please contact Big Mike at (608) 490-1758.


     

  • VI-SPDAT: The latest versions of the VI-SPDAT for both single adults and families can be found on the Zero: 2016 page.


     

  • Starting Monday, April 4, 2016, The Salvation Army is able to use space at First United Methodist Church (203 Wisconsin Avenue) for an overflow emergency family shelter. The overflow shelter will be available Sunday through Thursday from April 4th to October 31st from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. The intake procedure will not change when the overflow family shelter is in operation. Families who need shelter for the night must call the Housing Resource Line at (855) 510-2323, option 3 before noon on the day they need shelter.

    For additional information, please visit the Need Help page and click on the “Overflow Shelter” document near the bottom of the page.


     

  • Porchlight Shuttle Route: The updated van route for 2016 can be found on the Links page under “Important Documents.” This schedule is effective as of Monday, January 11, 2016.

    If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Ruben Olvera, Hospitality House Coordinator, at (608) 255-4401 or rolvera@porchlightinc.org.


     

  • Porchlight is increasing the number of days single men can access their drop-in shelter from 60 to 90 days per year. This policy is effective immediately. All other policies will remain the same, including the cold weather exceptions and extensions granted for working with a case manager. All rules and enforcement of those rules will also remain the same. Additional information is available through the Need Help page. Simply click on the “Porchlight’s Increase in Nights of Shelter Memo” near the bottom of the page.


     

  • Effective immediately, The Salvation Army Women’s Shelter is increasing their capacity to 45 women per night.

    For additional information, please visit the Need Help page and click on the “Salvation Army Women’s Shelter – Increased Capacity” document near the bottom of the page.


     

  • The Salvation Army Women’s Shelter is increasing the number of days women can access shelter from 60 to 90 days per year. This is effective immediately. Additional information is available through the Need Help page. Simply click on the “Salvation Army Women’s Shelter – 90 Days” document near the bottom of the page.

    If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Carly Sobye, Housing Coordinator, at (608) 250-2205.


     

  • HSC Meeting Minutes: Minutes from HSC Board Meetings and HSC Membership Meetings are available through the Calendar page. Simply click on an event to view the minutes from that event.


     

  • If you would like to be referred to the community wide housing prioritization lists, call (855) 510-2323 (option 1) and leave your name, callback number and a brief message. A Coordinated Intake Caseworker will call you back to schedule an appointment to complete the required assessment.


     

  • Families in need of shelter: Call (855) 510-2323 (option 3) by noon on the day your family needs shelter. Leave your name, callback number, the number of people in your family and the ages of your children. A Salvation Army staff member will call you back with availability.


  • Single Males in need of shelter: Intake is held at Grace Episcopal Church, 116 West Washington Avenue, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

    If there are any questions, comments or concerns, please call the Housing Resource Line at (855) 510-2323 (option 5).


  • Single Females in need of shelter: Intake is held at The Salvation Army, 630 East Washington Avenue, at 5:00 p.m. It is first come, first serve.

    If there are any questions, comments or concerns, please call the Housing Resource Line at (855) 510-2323 (option 4).


A total of 1,414 children and youth in the Madison Metropolitan School District were homeless during the 2014-2015 school year.

Source: Madison Metropolitan School District Transition Education Program (TEP)