CoC Resources

Activities

October 16, 2018

Notices

On September 30th, Mayor Kenney released a special report on the progress the City has made in its departments and in its neighborhoods during the first 1,000 days since he took office. The report discusses several initiatives by the Office of Homeless Services and its partners to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia.
On September 12th, Mayor Kenney joined the members of the new Intergovernmental Council on Homelessness and a standing-room-only crowd for the launch of Roadmap to Homes: Philadelphia’s Five Year Strategic Plan for the Homeless Assistance System. Deepest thanks to all who contributed to the planning process; this is a plan by and for our community of stakeholders. Successful execution will transform the system of care, making it better for the people we serve, as well as those providing services. But our success depends on community commitment to the values of this plan, to aligning their work with its priorities, and to playing an active role in achieving our goals.

Events & Trainings

October 17, 9–11am: Becoming Trauma Informed: Practice Skills – PAKeys Event ID: 295626 ($7)
October 17, 10:30am–12pm: Effective Interviewing for Nonprofit Jobs
October 17, 1–4pm: One Kind Word (three simple ways to intervene in parent/child conflicts that both protect children and support parents) – PAKeys Event ID: 297604 ($14)
October 17, 4 – 6pm: Free Expungement Clinic
October 18, 5–7pm: Portraits of Justice Simulation Experience with Sue Ellen Allen (free event, registration required)
October 18, 6–7:30pm: Inaugural Meeting of Philadelphia Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), a new Parent Information, Education & Support Group for Those Raising Children with ADHD that will meet on the third Thursday of each month
October 20, 8:30am–4pm: Forum on Justice & Opportunity ($25)
October 20, 10am–2pm: West Philly Fall Fest, including Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Fair
October 20, 12–2pm: Criminal Record Expungement Clinic
October 22, 6–8pm: Speak Out! Panel discussion on domestic violence in the LGBTQ community
October 23, 7–9pm: The Opioid Epidemic: Understanding America’s Deadly Addiction ($18, Bala Cynwyd)
October 24, 8:30am–12pm: Measuring Your Mission (free, in Doylestown)
October 24, 10am–12pm: Philadelphia Reentry Coalition Fall 2018 Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting
October 24, 12:30–3:30pm: Understanding the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework – PAKeys Event ID: 296701 ($14)
October 24, 5–8pm: Blurred Lines: Maintaining Professional Boundaries PAKeys Event ID: 296316 ($14)
October 24, 4–6pm: Nonprofit Job Fair
October 24-26: Basic Mediation Training ($500 or $550 with 19.5-21 CEUs)
October 25, 9am–3pm: From Boyz II Men: The Perils of Growing up Male ($135 with 5 APA CEUs, $160 with 2 AASECT CEUs)
October 26, 9am–12:15pm: Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence: Addressing Abusive Behaviors
October 26, 6pm–October 28, 12:30pm: The Transgender Training Institute’s Ally/Advocate Training Camp (Sliding scale: $75-500)
October 26, 9:30am–12:45pmTrauma Theory 101: What Everyone Needs to Know About the Impact of Trauma, Adversity and Toxic Stress ($30)
October 29, 8am–12:30pm: The Road Home: New Perspectives on Addiction, Wholeness, and Healing with Swoon and Dr. Gabor Maté
October 29, 4:30–6:30pm: Inaugural Albert M. Greenfield and William T. Carter Lecture on Early Childhood Well-Being and Families: What must we do at child, family, and community levels to promote school readiness and school success?
October 29–31: Homes Within Reach Conference – A Season for Change: Cultivating Housing Opportunities (Harrisburg, PA)
Wednesdays, October 31-November 28, 2–3pm: Bringing Trauma-Informed Care to Everyday Practice ($300, 6-9.5 CEUs)
November 2, 9am–3pm: Impact of Trauma on Staff: Addressing Vicarious Traumatization ($30)
November 7, 5–7pm: Promoting Positive Parenting Practices: How You Can Help – PAKeys Event ID: 296317 ($14)
November 8, 9am–4:30pm: Toward Trauma-Informed Practice: Support for Recovery and Resilience ($30)
November 8: On the Table Philly (host a conversation about addressing homelessness!)
November 9, 8am–4pm: 2018 Gaudenzia Professional Development Seminar, “Transformative Work: Addressing Vicarious Traumatization” ($85, CEUs available)
November 12 & 13, 8:30am–1pm: Mental Health First Aid
November 14, 1–4pm: Verbal De-escalation Skills for Managing Conflict – PAKeys Event ID: 295637 ($14)
November 14 & 15, 8:30am–1pm: Mental Health First Aid

CSH is offering a live webinar series for Successful Supervision: Effectively Overseeing Housing Case Management, covering:

($200/full course or $50/webinar, group rates available, included in CSH Subscription Service)

CSH is partnering with Delivering Innovations in Supportive Housing to deliver a live 3-part Effectively Managing Housing With Services webinar series for property managers that work in properties with a service component, covering:

($125/full course or $50/webinar, group rates available, included in CSH Subscription Service)

November 17, 8:30am–1pm: Give Kids Sight Day (English/Spanish flyers for posting, also available in other languages)
November 20, 8:30am–5pm: Youth Mental Health First Aid
December 6 & 7, 8:30am–1pm: Youth Mental Health First Aid
December 13, 8:30am–6pm: Philadelphia’s First Health + Housing Summit (Early bird by 10/31: $99 for non-PACDC members; $69 for members)
February 21–22: Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults: A National Conference (San Diego; early bird: $500 by November 2; consumer registration: $115)

Webinars & Webcasts

October 18, 2–3pm: What Restoration of General Assistance Means for Pennsylvanians and How You Can Help
October 23 & 30, 1–2:30pm: Building Your Bounce Professional Development Learning Series: Train-the-Trainer Webinar Event ($150), to promote staff wellness in a variety of professional development events, including staff meetings and in-service trainings
October 25, 2–3:15pm: Stepping Up Four Key Measures #3: Increasing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses Connected to Treatment
October 25, 6:30–9:30pm: Autism 101 Webinar – PAKeys Event ID: 295248 (free)
October 30, 2:30–3:30pm: Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Medicaid Managed Care
Recorded Webinar: The Role of Emergency Shelter in Diversion, plus Key Takeaways for Effective Diversion
Recorded Webinar: Broadening the Housing Movement: Learn More About the Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign
#OpportunityStartsatHome Podcast Series: Latest Episode – Mental Health Advocates Must Be Housing Advocates
Recorded Webinar: Making the Case for Affordable Housing and Ending Homelessness
Recorded Webinar: Understanding the Criteria and Benchmark for Ending Chronic Homelessness

Opportunities

JOBS!!! First Step Staffing will hold orientations at their offices (1952 E. Allegheny Ave, Suite 500) Monday thru Thursday, October 15th-18th, from 9:30am to 12:00pm. As always, participants must have 2 forms of valid ID to be allowed to complete the job application. First Step job orders change daily and they have job openings that are not listed below. They need people who are ready  to work and have 2 forms of valid Identification for the following jobs and more: (1) Christmas Tree Shops: Loader/Unloader & Forklift Driver in Shipping Dept; (2) Comcast Spectator: Event Changeover Staff; (3) J Dog Junk Removal: Mover; (4) Talen Energy Stadium (Philadelphia Union): Spiders, Custodial, Janitorial;  (5) Catalent: Pharmaceutical Packer; (6) RR Donnelley: On call position; (7) Philadelphia local jobs; (8) PAE: Inspector. 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 Incarcerated Women’s Working Group is a group of service providers, advocates, lawyers, researchers and formerly incarcerated women based in Philadelphia. The Working Group is currently looking to hire two formerly incarcerated women to serve as consultants. Consultants will work 4-5 hours per month over a period of 9-10 months, starting in October 2018. Consultants will receive $1,000 for their work. They will also receive a stipend to cover their transportation costs.

 Resources

Behavioral Health Improvements Over Time among Adults in Families Experiencing Homelessness
Considerations when Providing Supportive Housing to Child Welfare Involved Families with a History of Domestic Violence
Rapid Re-housing’s Role in Responding to Homelessness: What the Evidence Says
Philadelphia’s Poor: Experiences From Below the Poverty Line
Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator
Video: “Adolescent Substance Use, Addiction, and Treatment” with Sarah Bagley, M.D.
Positive Youth Development resources
National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2018 Resources
Connected Care: The Chronic Care Management Resource from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health
Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations: infographicresource guide, and webinar
Presentations from the June Equitable Development Conference
LocalHousingSolutions.org
Identifying Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Human Services: A Conceptual Framework and Literature Review, including a review of programs for runaway and homeless youth
The National Alliance to End Homelessness has produced an interactive State of Homelessness in America report that sheds light on the population experiencing homelessness, the homeless system’s response, and how both are changing over time.
Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Resource Center
Designing Better Supportive Housing
Host Homes Handbook
Summary Report and Site-specific Summaries of 2017 100-Day Challenges on Youth Homelessness
How Brains are Built: Core Story of Brain Development (4 minute video)

The Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma, part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), offers Free online education, including (but not limited to):

Connecting Housing and Health
Creating Safe and Accessible Housing for All Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Cross-Sector Data in Action
Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby Fact Sheets (Guidance on Patient Care for Pregnant Mothers With Opioid Use Disorder)
Trauma-Informed Approaches for Programs Serving Fathers in Re-Entry: A Review of the Literature and Environmental Scan
Promising Strategies for Providing Career Training: Career Pathways and the PACE Study (video)

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

October 2, 2018

Notices

On September 12th, Mayor Kenney joined the members of the new Intergovernmental Council on Homelessness and a standing-room-only crowd for the launch of Roadmap to Homes: Philadelphia’s Five Year Strategic Plan for the Homeless Assistance System. Deepest thanks to all who contributed to the planning process; this is a plan by and for our community of stakeholders. Successful execution will transform the system of care, making it better for the people we serve, as well as those providing services. But our success depends on community commitment to the values of this plan, to aligning their work with its priorities, and to playing an active role in achieving our goals.
On September 17th, Philadelphia CoC submitted its FY2018 Consolidated Application for HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition. The application and Philadelphia’s FY2018 CoC Competition Project Priority Ranking and Priority Listing were posted on the Office of Homeless Services website on September 14th.

Events & Trainings

CSH is offering a series of 6 instructor-led webinars on The Absolute Essentials: Making Services That Are Voluntary Work for Supportive Housing Tenants, covering:

($250/full course or $50/webinar, group rates available, included in CSH Subscription Service. All registered participants given access to recordings and presentations for 6 months.)

October 3, 12–1pm: iPledge Students for Safer Relationships campaign launch for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, with Mayor Jim Kenney
October 4, 9am–5pm: Hire! Philly Job and Resource Fair
October 4, 9am–1pm: Health & Utility Fair
October 4, 2–4:30pm: Philadelphia Benefits Access Coalition – 2018 Workshop Series: Utilities Assistance 101: LIHEAP
October 5, 8am–5pm: Beyond the Walls: Reentry Summit and Prison Health Care (free, breakfast & lunch provided)
October 6, 12–3pm: 7th Annual La Salle University Community Health Fair: Explore Your Health!
October 9, 9am–4pm: Reinvest Philly Summit ($20-$100), including a panel discussion/forum on mass eviction and displacement in Philadelphia from 9–10:30am with Councilwoman Helen Gym, moderated by Julia Terruso of The Philadelphia Inquirer, to discuss the organizing and legal resources available and identify strategies necessary to prevent mass displacement.
October 10, 11:45am–2pm: Housing, Design, and Health Panel Discussion, hosted by AARP Pennsylvania at 2018 DesignPhiladelphia Conference
October 12, 9am–5pm: Tonic for A Toxic Workplace: Transforming Conflict into Cooperation Through Collaborative Problem Solving ($200 or $250 with 7 CEUs)
October 14, 7:30am stretch and warm-up: There’s No Place Like Home 5k
October 15, 6–8pm: Youth Advocacy Lightning Rounds, part of The State of Young Philly, featuring the Young Adult Leadership Committee ($5)
October 18, 5–7pm: Corporate Pro Bono Day legal clinic for owners of small businesses open and operating in Philadelphia
October 20, 8:30am–4pm: Forum on Justice & Opportunity ($25)
October 23, 7–9pm: The Opioid Epidemic: Understanding America’s Deadly Addiction ($18, Bala Cynwyd)
October 24, 10am–12pm: Philadelphia Reentry Coalition Fall 2018 Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting
October 24, 4–6pm: Nonprofit Job Fair
October 24-26: Basic Mediation Training ($500 or $550 with 19.5-21 CEUs)
October 25–26, 8:30–1pm: Youth Mental Health First Aid
October 26, 9am–12:15pm: Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence: Addressing Abusive Behaviors
October 26, 9:30am–12:45pm: Trauma Theory 101: What Everyone Needs to Know About the Impact of Trauma, Adversity and Toxic Stress ($30)
October 29, 4:30–6:30pm: Inaugural Albert M. Greenfield and William T. Carter Lecture on Early Childhood Well-Being and Families: What must we do at child, family, and community levels to promote school readiness and school success?
October 29–31: Homes Within Reach Conference – A Season for Change: Cultivating Housing Opportunities (Harrisburg, PA)
Wednesdays, October 31-November 28, 2–3pm: Bringing Trauma-Informed Care to Everyday Practice ($300, 6-9.5 CEUs)
November 2, 9am–4pm: Guide to Finding and Getting Grants ($129-159)
November 2, 9am–3pm: Impact of Trauma on Staff: Addressing Vicarious Traumatization ($30)
November 3, 9:30am–2pm: Fall 2018 Iron Sharpens Iron – focused on building the power of emerging community leaders between the ages of 16-22
November 7, 9:30am–4pm: Emotional Intelligence for Supervisors and Managers: Utilizing Positive Emotions to Enhance Your Supervisory, Management, and Interpersonal Skills (5 CEUs, $130pp, lunch included) 
November 8, 9am–4:30pm: Toward Trauma-Informed Practice: Support for Recovery and Resilience ($30)
November 9, 9:30am–4pm: Transitions, Turning Points, Loss through the Stages of Change (5 CEUs, $130pp, lunch included) 
November 12–13, 8:30am–1pm: Mental Health First Aid

CSH is partnering with Delivering Innovations in Supportive Housing to deliver a 3-part Effectively Managing Housing With Services webinar series for property managers that work in properties with a service component, covering:

($125/full course or $50/webinar, group rates available, included in CSH Subscription Service.)

November 15 (Malvern): The Foundation of Dropout Prevention: Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program Regional Institutes 2018
November 17, 8:30am–1pm: Give Kids Sight Day (English/Spanish flyers for posting, also available in other languages)
December 6 & 7, 8:30am–1pm: Youth Mental Health First Aid
December 13, 8:30am–6pm: Philadelphia’s First Health + Housing Summit (Early bird by 10/31: $99 for non-PACDC members; $69 for members)
March 18–19: National Summit on Youth Homelessness in Washington, DC (early registration by 10/30 for discounted fees)

Webinars & Webcasts

October 5, 12–1pm: Working with Statewide Youth Advisory Boards to Engage Youth in Program Planning
October 15, 12pm: The Seven Deadly Sins of Strategic Planning
October 23 & 30, 1–2:30pm: Building Your Bounce Professional Development Learning Series: Train-the-Trainer Webinar Event ($150), to promote staff wellness in a variety of professional development events, including staff meetings and in-service trainings
Recorded Webinar: Making the Case for Affordable Housing and Ending Homelessness
Recorded Webinar: Understanding the Criteria and Benchmark for Ending Chronic Homelessness

Opportunities

The Incarcerated Women’s Working Group is a group of service providers, advocates, lawyers, researchers and formerly incarcerated women based in Philadelphia. The Working Group is currently looking to hire two formerly incarcerated women to serve as consultants. Consultants will work 4-5 hours per month over a period of 9-10 months, starting in October 2018. Consultants will receive $1,000 for their work. They will also receive a stipend to cover their transportation costs.
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) will hold a webinar training session on October 4th at 2pm for anyone interested in learning about the 2018 Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund Request for Proposals (RFP). The session will cover the RFP, the new online application process, the timeline for grant awards, and any other questions received prior to or during the webinar. The powerpoint slides are already available. Questions regarding webinar registration should be submitted to Clay Lambert. PHARE proposals must be submitted by 2pm on Friday, November 16th.
The Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is soliciting proposals to finance the development of rental and special needs 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. Proposals are due no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, October 12th. This RFP is designed to assist in providing gap financing for rental projects that will seek Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). PHFA’s deadline to submit LIHTC applications is Friday, November 16th.

 Resources

Designing Better Supportive Housing
Host Homes Handbook
Summary Report and Site-specific Summaries of 2017 100-Day Challenges on Youth Homelessness
How Brains are Built: Core Story of Brain Development (4 minute video)

The Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma, part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), offers Free online education, including (but not limited to):

Connecting Housing and Health
Creating Safe and Accessible Housing for All Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Cross-Sector Data in Action
Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby Fact Sheets (Guidance on Patient Care for Pregnant Mothers With Opioid Use Disorder)
Trauma-Informed Approaches for Programs Serving Fathers in Re-Entry: A Review of the Literature and Environmental Scan
Promising Strategies for Providing Career Training: Career Pathways and the PACE Study (video)
Homelessness in America: Focus on Families with Children
Responding to the Employment and Training Needs of SNAP Participants Experiencing Homelessness and Housing Instability
The Status of Infants and Toddlers in Philadelphia
Data Snapshot: To end homelessness for individual adults, we need greater investment in targeted rapid re-housing
100 resources on evidence-based & trauma-informed practice
eGuide: How to Motivate and Inspire Donors

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