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Activities

Opportunities

The School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) is hosting a free Summer College Tour July 16-19th for adolescent youth experiencing homelessness. The tour will include visits to Arcadia University, Villanova University, Rutgers University (Camden Campus), and Delaware State University. Seats are limited and filling up fast. Contact Janan Green-Ashton for more details.


JOBS!!! First Step Staffing will hold orientations at their offices (1952 E. Allegheny Ave, Suite 500) every day this week (6/25/18-6/29/18), from 10am to 3pm. As always, participants must have 2 forms of valid ID to be allowed to complete the job application. First Step needs 100 people for the following jobs: 1) PCI/ Pharmaceutical Packer; 2) 151 Foods (Bakery): General Labor, Sanitation, oven loaders, Selectors/Sorters; 3) Christmas Tree Shops Warehouse Associates and Loader/Unloader & Forklift Driver; 4) Alliance Vinyl Window. FSS would like to fill job orders with people with experience of homelessness first, as they are a priority group for the agency. First Step Staffing is on a mission to provide a path out of homelessness through work experience. 215-333-3349


The City’s Request For Proposals (RFP) for a new Rapid Re-Housing project has been updated, requiring that applicants submit a copy of their most recent independent audit. Additional materials related to the RFP and Questions and Answers have also been posted on the City of Philadelphia’s Request for Proposals website. Proposals are due via electronic submission to lauren.whitleigh@phila.gov no later than 5:00pm, Philadelphia local time, on Monday, July 2, 2018.


PhiladelphiaWorks is hiring a Coordinator of Innovative Workforce Solutions, Workforce Advisor and Community Engagement Liaison for the new PA CareerLink® Philadelphia program co-located at the Office of Homeless Services (OHS)’s Appletree Intake Center. People with lived experience of homelessness are especially encouraged to apply for the Liaison position.

Events and Trainings

June 27, 8:45am–5pm: PACDC Community Development Leadership Institute’s Forward Equitable Development Conference ($109-$139)
June 28, 9–10am: Connecting Coffee: Mapping your Nonprofit Career

June 28, 5–7pm: Free Criminal Record Expungement Clinic

June 30, 10am–3pm (9am registration): 12th Annual National Fatherhood Conference & Young Men’s Conference ($10)

July 9, 6pm: Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training

July 11, 10:30am or 11:30am: SEPTA Key Partner Program briefing, which will include information about the new SEPTA Key Partner Pass, created to replace Tokens and One Day Convenience Passes (also see this informational video)

July 11-13, 9am–5pm: Good Shepherd Basic Mediation Training ($500 or $550 with CEUs)

July 13, 9am – 4:30pm: Evidence Based Assessment of Trauma and PTSD for Children and Adolescents ($60)

July 17-19, 1–4pm: Lutheran Settlement House Job Search Boot Camp

July 19, 2–6pm: Open House of the Critical Path Learning Center

July 23-25: The Philadelphia Trauma Training Conference ($300 Early Bird Registration)

July 26, August 2, August 28, September 13, September 27, 2-3:30pm: Your Agency & Medicaid: Discovering New Opportunities for Service Funding (intended for teams of 3-5 from an agency to attend and learn together, and create a plan for leveraging Medicaid, $750 for a team of 5)

August 10, 9am–4:30pm: Evidence Based Assessment of Trauma and PTSD for Adults ($60)

August 15, 8:30am: 2018 Strengthening Families Summit

Information for Peer Specialists Serving People with Mental Health Conditions Experiencing Homelessness, a six-module online course, provides Peer Specialists and other learners with practical, real-life tools and tips for helping access services and housing for people diagnosed with serious mental illness who are also experiencing homelessness

Webinars

June 26, 2–3:15pm: Promoting Recovery of Serious Mental Illness Through Self Direction: Strategies and Lessons From New York State

June 27, 1–2pm: What Non-Prescribing Team Members Need to Know About Medication as a Tool for Recovery

June 28, 9:30–10:30am: Ascending Leadership Certificate Program Info Session

June 28, 2–3:30pm: HUD’s Equal Access Rule: What It Is, What’s Changed, and What You Need to Know

June 28, 2–3pm: Recovery LIVE! Peer Supports for Young Adults Living with Serious Mental Illness or Substance Use Disorder

July 11, 1–2pm: A Psychiatrist’s View: The Role of Medication in a Recovery-oriented Framework for Care

July 11, 2:30–4pm: US Interagency Council on Homelessness webinar on priorities and application process for HUD’s FY 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Notice of Funding Availability

July 17, 2–3:30pm: Improving Employment Outcomes for Veterans Exiting Homelessness: Strategies for Successful Affairs Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Homeless Programs and Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) Collaboration

Recordings are available of the webcasts in The Power of Perceptions and Understanding: Changing How We Deliver Treatment and Recovery Services about the problems of discriminatory practices and inaccurate perceptions in dealing with individuals with substance use disorders and related conditions. You may also apply for 1.0 free CME/CE credit for viewing each of the one-hour webinars.

Tools and Approaches to Address Homelessness: recorded webinar and slides

Recent US Interagency Council on Homelessness webinars:

Resources

Biweekly Updates and Resources from the Continuum of Care email contents are now accessible via the Office of Homeless Services website

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has issued its Summer 2018 Health Bulletin

Journey to Jobs: Understanding and Eliminating Barriers Imposed on Homeless Jobseekers, a report on the 3-year, systems-level collaborative project to advance Baltimore City Continuum of Care’s efforts to make homelessness rare and brief

Exploring the Crisis of Unsheltered Homelessness from the National Alliance to End Homelessness

The National Low-Income Housing Coalition has released Out of Reach 2018: The High Cost of Housing

People’s Emergency Center (PEC) Policy Brief on Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) 2016-17 State Evaluation Report

Updated Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit from SAMHSA

SAMHSA’s fact sheet on Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders – now in English AND Spanish

On July 1, 2018, the fee for PA child abuse history clearances will be increasing from $8 to $13. Adults applying for or holding a paid or unpaid volunteer position with a program, activity or service responsible for the child’s welfare or having direct contact with children will need clearances. PA child abuse clearance fees for volunteers will continue to be waived one time within a 5-year period.

Nonprofit guide to managing skilled volunteers

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) released “Implementing Change: Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice and Youth Homelessness for Young Adults” and four additional tools to highlight the specific role that State Advisory Groups, law enforcement, schools, and state and local governments can play in addressing the intersections between juvenile justice and youth homelessness.

Philadelphia’s youth access points, operated by the Attic Youth Center and Valley Youth House, are youth-friendly, youth-specific locations where young adults ages 18-24 in Philadelphia who are experiencing homelessness can go to be assessed for resources within the homeless assistance system. ALL adults 18 and up (including young adults) experiencing homelessness can continue to access the homeless assistance system via Appletree Intake Center, Roosevelt Darby Center or after-hours shelter locations if needed.

45 free and affordable summer camps for Philly kids and families (also in spreadsheet form)

Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) assists caregivers of children with disruptive behaviors or traumatic experiences in developing positive parenting skills and helps improve parent-child relationships. The Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services (PACTS) is a city-wide child trauma initiative under the leadership of DBHIDS. PACTS providers have received expert training and ongoing implementation support for delivering CARE in community behavioral health settings. For more information about PACTS Initiatives, contact Arturo Zinny.

Archived presentation slides and other materials from the 2018 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium are now available online.

The first brief in the Homelessness in America series, US Interagency Council on Homelessness, focuses on Veterans, who make up 9% of adults experiencing homelessness. Look for future installments summarizing data and research about specific subpopulations to help inform the work we must do, together, to end homelessness!

TeamChildren has over 300 low cost refurbished desktop computers that are now on sale. By the end of the summer, the organization will be ending desktop refurbishing and concentrating mostly on laptops. Laptops are also currently available, loaded with over $500 worth of learning software and windows 10, free office programs, and more. NOTE: Computers must be picked up in Audubon, PA.

Recognizing All Families to Expand Our Movements: Insights from the Family Justice Network

Palliative care for homeless people: a systematic review of the concerns, care needs and preferences, and the barriers and facilitators for providing palliative care


Philadelphia’s Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) working together to shape our city’s response to homelessness

On June 20th, HUD released its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition, with a submission deadline of Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM EDT. HUD will be releasing more information on or after June 28th, including electronic applications and amounts for which each CoC is allowed to apply in several categories. Philadelphia providers that receive CoC Program funds can look for more information from the Office of Homeless Services in the coming days.


We want you to join us! The Philadelphia Continuum of Care (CoC) is an inter-agency planning body that works to coordinate and implement support structures that prevent and end homelessness in the city. Fill out an interest form to let us know that you want to get involved in our work. Contact Leah Staub, CoC Board Program Manager, with any questions: 215-686-7163.


Do you want more community members to know about a resource or opportunity that your organization offers? Let us know! Fill out this form with details.


Previous Resource Lists

June 13, 2018

Activities

Opportunities

The Young Adult Leadership Committee (YALC) is hosting a focus group on June 28th from 5:30-7:30pm for youth ages 14-21 who experienced housing issues in high school. Focus group participants will receive a $15 stipend, tokens, and dinner. Participants must register in advance, as space is limited to 30 participants. The focus group will inform how school staff can better support students experiencing housing issues (homelessness, couch surfing, etc.) as part of YALC’s work with the School District of Philadelphia to develop improved training for school staff and marketing strategies so that more students know the resources available to them.


PhiladelphiaWorks is hiring a Coordinator of Innovative Workforce SolutionsWorkforce Advisor and Community Engagement Liaison for the new PA CareerLink® Philadelphia program co-located at the Office of Homeless Services (OHS)’s Appletree Intake Center. People with lived experience of homelessness are especially encouraged to apply for the Liaison position.


First Step will hold orientations at their offices (1952 E. Allegheny Ave, Suite 500) every day this week (6/11-6/14), from 10am to 12 pm. As always, participants must have 2 forms of valid ID to be allowed to complete the job application. First Step needs 100 people for the following jobs: 1) PCI/ Pharmaceutical Packer; 2) 151 Foods (Bakery): General Labor, Sanitation, oven loaders, Selectors/Sorters; 3) Christmas Tree Shops Warehouse Associates. First Step Staffing is the largest nonprofit light-industrial staffing agency in the United States. Founded in 2007 in Atlanta, First Step currently employs 1,000 individuals, and is on a mission to provide a path out of homelessness through work experience.


VetWorks is a no-cost opportunity for unemployed veterans to get help finding good-paying jobs quickly. Vets complete 40 hours of classroom-based training, where they can connect with employers and interact with other like-minded vets. The next seminar session is scheduled for July. Vets can register directly online or case managers can contact John Casella, Regional Director at JobWorks Inc., with their information and/or call 856-220-9064 with any questions.


The Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is soliciting proposals to finance the development of rental units designed to serve low- and moderate-income households using funding from the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund (HTF), federal HOME and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. This Request for Proposals (RFP) is designed to assist in providing gap financing for rental projects that will seek Four Percent Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). Questions Due: June 13, 2018; Proposals Due: June 28, 2018


The Stoneleigh Foundation is currently seeking applications from organizations interested in hosting an Emerging Leader Fellow from September 2019-2021. Attendees attwo information sessions on June 18th and July 19th will have the opportunity to ask questions of Stoneleigh staff and hear directly from a current Emerging Leader Fellow and host organization about their experiences.


The Civic Spectrum: Engage. Lead. Empower: a seminar-style opportunity to learn and engage with several different types of local civic leaders at the Dornsife Center, 3509 Spring Garden Street. Tuesdays June 26th – September 4th, 5–7:50pm


Events and Trainings

June 14, 4pm at Ruth Williams House (2415 N. Broad Street); June 20, 3pm at GALAEI (149 W. Susquehanna Ave);  July 5, 6pm at Francis House of Peace (810 Arch Street): Information sessions for the Gloria Casarez Residence, which will house young adults ages 18-23 years old (at move in) who are experiencing homeless or housing instability or are exiting DHS care. The program is LGBTQ-friendly and will serve all young adults.


June 19, 4–6pmFree Criminal Record Expungement Clinic


June 19 and every 3rd Tuesday, 5–6pmCivic Engagement Academy Learning Series


June 20 or 27, 9amOpen Houses for the free 14-week culinary art program (July 9-October 19) by Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) (NOTE: prospective students must attend an open house)


June 20, 10:30am: Organize Your Job Search Using FREE Google Tools!


June 22, 9am–12pmShared Prosperity Roundtable: Healthy Homes – Unlocking the Potential through Innovative Funding


June 27, 8:45am–5pmPACDC Community Development Leadership Institute’s Forward Equitable Development Conference ($109-$139)


June 27, 10:30amJob Seeking Toolkit


June 28, 5–7pmFree Criminal Record Expungement Clinic


June 28, 5–8pmBoard Boot Camp with the Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management


July 11, 10:30am or 11:30amSEPTA Key Partner Program briefing, which will include information about the new SEPTA Key Partner Pass, created to replace Tokens and One Day Convenience Passes (also see this informational video)


July 11-13, 9am–5pmGood Shepherd Basic Mediation Training ($500 or $550 with CEUs)


July 13, 9am – 4:30pmEvidence Based Assessment of Trauma and PTSD for Children and Adolescents ($60)


July 14, 11am–1pm: Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) Do it Yourself Expungement Clinic


July 23-25The Philadelphia Trauma Training Conference ($300 Early Bird Registration)


July 26, August 2, August 28, September 13, September 27, 2-3:30pmYour Agency & Medicaid: Discovering New Opportunities for Service Funding (intended for teams of 3-5 from an agency to attend and learn together, and create a plan for leveraging Medicaid, $750 for a team of 5)


Webinars

June 15, 12–1pmUtility Basics for Housing Advocates


June 21, 2–4pmRegulatory Barriers and Affordable Housing


June 28, 2–3:30pmIncreasing Access to Emergency Shelter: HUD’s Equal Access Rule


Tools and Approaches to Address Homelessness: recorded webinar and slides


Recent US Interagency Council on Homelessness webinars:

  • Understanding the Criteria and Benchmarks for Ending Youth Homelessness (Part 1): recorded webinar and slides
  • FAQ about the Criteria and Benchmarks for Ending Youth Homelessness (Part 2): recorded webinar and slides

Resources

Philadelphia’s youth access points, operated by the Attic Youth Center and Valley Youth House, are youth-friendly, youth-specific locations where young adults ages 18-24 in Philadelphia who are experiencing homelessness can go to be assessed for resources within the homeless assistance system. ALL adults 18 and up (including young adults) experiencing homelessness can continue to access the homeless assistance system via Appletree Intake Center, Roosevelt Darby Center or after-hours shelter locations if needed.


45 free and affordable summer camps for Philly kids and families (also in spreadsheet form)


Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) assists caregivers of children with disruptive behaviors or traumatic experiences in developing positive parenting skills and helps improve parent-child relationships. The Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services (PACTS) is a city-wide child trauma initiative under the leadership of DBHIDS. PACTS providers have received expert training and ongoing implementation support for delivering CARE in community behavioral health settings. For more information about PACTS Initiatives, contact Arturo Zinny.


Archived presentation slides and other materials from the 2018 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium are now available online.


The first brief in the Homelessness in America series, US Interagency Council on Homelessness, focuses on Veterans, who make up 9% of adults experiencing homelessness. Look for future installments summarizing data and research about specific subpopulations to help inform the work we must do, together, to end homelessness!


TeamChildren has over 300 low cost refurbished desktop computers that are now on sale. By the end of the summer, the organization will be ending desktop refurbishing and concentrating mostly on laptops. Laptops are also currently available, loaded with over $500 worth of learning software and windows 10, free office programs, and more. NOTE: Computers must be picked up in Audubon, PA.


Recognizing All Families to Expand Our Movements: Insights from the Family Justice Network


Palliative care for homeless people: a systematic review of the concerns, care needs and preferences, and the barriers and facilitators for providing palliative care


The National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families has launched a new website and blog with resources for  serving runaway and homeless youth.


Non-Targeted Federal Programs That Can Help Communities End Youth Homelessness, a resource from the US Interagency Council on Homelessness


Missed Opportunities: Pregnant and Parenting Youth Experiencing Homelessness in America, the third Research-to-Impact brief from Chapin Hall


BrainGain@PEC: Select data on families experiencing homelessness surveyed by Children’s HealthWatch


Creating Economic Opportunity for Homeless Jobseekers: The Role of Employers and Community-Based Organizations (podcast)


Issue Brief: The Opioid Epidemic and Medicaid’s Role in Facilitating Access to Treatment


Integrated Health Care and Criminal Justice Data — Viewing the Intersection of Public Safety, Public Health, and Public Policy Through a New Lens: Lessons from Camden, New Jersey


Modern justice: Using data to reinvent America’s crisis response systems (and Report Summary)


Philadelphia’s Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC)
working together to shape our city’s response to homelessness
We want you to join us! The Philadelphia Continuum of Care (CoC) is an inter-agency planning body that works to coordinate and implement support structures that prevent and end homelessness in the city. Fill out an interest form to let us know that you want to get involved in our work. Contact Leah Staub, CoC Board Program Manager, with any questions: 215-686-7163.


Do you want more community members to know about a resource or opportunity that your organization offers? Let us know! Fill out this form with details.