February 27, 2019
Philadelphia’s Roadmap to Homes (RtH)
|Please join us! We are excited to have launched implementation of Roadmap to Homes and look forward to working with you as we move forward. Any individual interested in supporting Roadmap to Homes efforts can sign up at any time. Contact Gina Ruggieri, Director of Planning, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-686-7186.|
|Biweekly “Updates and Resources” email contents are also on the Office of Homeless Services website. Do you have something to include? Let us know! Fill out this online form.|
|The City of Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from eligible non-profit applicants to provide shelter and housing-focused case management services for homeless families at City-owned facilities at 1300 East Tulpehocken Street and 1981 North Woodstock Street. An optional pre-proposal briefing will take place on February 28 at 2pm at the Municipal Services Building (1401 JFK Blvd), 16th Floor, Room X. All questions should be referred by email only to Diana H. Rivera, Contract Administrator at Diana.H.Rivera@phila.gov, on or before March 5 at 5pm. Answers to questions received will be posted online on March 11. Electronic Proposals must be received by Roberta Cancellier, Deputy Director of Housing Services at Roberta.Cancellier@phila.gov no later than 5pm on April 15|
|As of February 18, Valley Youth House operates Philadelphia’s sole youth access point, a youth-friendly, youth-specific locations where young adults ages 18-24 who are experiencing homelessness can go to be assessed for resources within the homeless assistance system. Valley Youth House operates the youth access point 4 days per week (hours vary- check this flyer for details). If young people need support outside of the youth access point hours they can continue to access services through the Office of Homeless Services intake centers or afterhours shelters. Please share our updated flyer with your networks, including youth and any colleagues who work with youth. Here is also a link to a Youth Matters Philly spotlight video about the youth access points that you can share with your networks.|
|The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced award of $34.5 million in federal funds to support homeless service programs in Philadelphia, including $31.9 million in grant renewals and over $1.6 million for new projects! The new project funding will support a housing program that uses a new model to serve youth ages 18-24, the systems Youth Access Points for entry into the system of housing and services, additional permanent housing opportunities, and trauma-informed training for frontline staff with a special focus on serving survivors of domestic violence survivors. See the OHS Press Release for more information or contact Gina Ruggieri, Director of Planning, with any questions at email@example.com or 215-686-7186.
|Men ages 18-30 who have experienced violent injury in your lives, do you want to help other people heal from the impacts of violence? A free Community Health Worker Peer/Certified Peer Specialist (CHWP/CPS) Training Academy will begin May 13 and run 4 days per week for 9 weeks until June 11, from 9am–3pm (165 hours of training). Participant payment will be provided, as well as assistance with transportation. Training Academy applications will be accepted until April 6. Selected applicants will be invited for an in-person interview; there are limited spaces available in the Academy. Participants who complete the Training Academy may be eligible to apply for employment as a CHWP and/or CPS. For more information, please contact Casey Chanton, Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-762-1170.|
|The Philadelphia Manufacturing Boot Camp Training Program offers focused training in a 6-week boot camp program, beginning March 11. Transportation will be provided for the duration of the boot camp. Participants are linked with opportunities to interview for entry-level positions in the Manufacturing Industry. Space is limited, so apply today and/or call 1-833-750-JOBS (5627) to learn of next steps for being accepted into the program and/or attend a February 27 info session. Applications are due by March 8.|
|Philadelphia Foundation will accept applications for YOUTHadelphia grants of $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000 through 5pm on March 1. Priority consideration will be given to demonstrably youth-led projects with embedded social and political content, primarily serving low-income youth of color and addressing policing, gun violence, and/or youth leadership.
Timeline for Philadelphia Foundation’s ongoing discretionary grantmaking program in 2019:
Philadelphia Foundation is pleased to continue covering the cost of Catchafire subscriptions for eligible organizations through the start of 2020, providing access to free consulting support for operations, strategy, market and communications, web development and more.
|Workshop proposal submissions for the June 11 HIV Prevention and Education Summit are being accepted until March 1. The Summit is a conference that welcomes all people interested in learning more about the wide-range of issues that impact people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/A) and the AIDS epidemic at large. Conference workshops provide information on the latest treatment, research, prevention, and outreach strategies, highlight the social determinants of health that place people at risk, and aim to amplify the voices of PLWHA.|
|Mazzoni Center has a number of regular opportunities for open to LGBTQIA+ folks ages 13-24:
Food and SEPTA cards are provided. For more information, contact Tyunique Nelson, Brave Schools Associate, at email@example.com, 215-563-0652 ext. 298, or 215-563-0652.
Events & Trainings
|February 26, 6:30–8:30pm: Building Brotherhood: Healing the Wounds of Trauma and Violence|
|February 26 (and every 4th Tuesday), 7–9pm: Support Group for Families/Friends of persons with Personality Disorders: What gets in the way of self-care?|
|February 27, 12:30pm: CareerLink: Info Session on Manufacturing Boot Camp|
|CSH’s six-session Excellence in Leadership: Driving Change course aims to support leaders within the HUD Continuum of Care structure, who have the difficult, yet important, job of managing, evaluating, and overseeing projects while articulating high-level vision and goals that may require change, which isn’t always popular.
The course costs $500 per person, with bulk pricing available and discounts for CSH subscribers.
|February 28, 2pm: Optional pre-proposal briefing regarding RFP to provide families shelter and housing-focused case management at City-owned facilities: Municipal Services Building (1401 JFK Blvd), 16th Floor, Room X|
|February 28, 10am–2pm: UrStorytellers Storytelling Through Health and Wellness|
|March 1, 9–11am: Becoming Trauma Informed: Define Trauma and its Impact ($7)|
|March 5, 8:30am–3pm: Campus Connections: High School to College Partnerships to Serve At-Risk Students (at Penn State Harrisburg)|
|March 5, 9am–3:30pm: The Power of Knowing: Psycho-Education as a Trauma Intervention ($30)|
|March 5 & 7, 9am–12pm: Accessing Vacant Property through the Philadelphia Land Bank ($15)|
|March 6, 9am–12pm: Program Design – Giving Life to your Mission ($69/$75)|
|March 6, 12–1:30pm: Planning for Transition into Adulthood for Adolescents with Special Needs|
|March 6, 1–7pm: Kensington Utility Fairs – RSVP to receive a document checklist; Feria de Servicios Públicos de Kensington – Confirme y conozca qué documentación tiene que llevar|
|March 7, 4pm: The Lived Experience of Reentry in Philadelphia|
|March 8, 9am–3:30pm: Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) — For Health & Human Services (HHS) Professionals (a training designed for OHS-connected direct service providers)|
|March 9, 10am–4pm: Kensington Utility Fairs – RSVP to receive a document checklist; Feria de Servicios Públicos de Kensington – Confirme y conozca qué documentación tiene que llevar|
|Sundays, March 10–April 28, 10am–12pm: Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Early bird registration: $210 by March 1)|
|March 11, 9am–5pm: Mental Health First Aid|
|March 13, 3–4:30pm: Supporting Women in Recovery: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Substance Use Treatment|
|March 14, 2–3:30pm: Spring 2019 Speaker Series: Moving a child welfare system to be more affirming for LGBTQ youth|
|March 16, 9am–3:30pm: Civic Engagement Academy 2.0|
|March 20, 5:30–8:30pm: Verbal De-escalation Strategies for Managing Conflict ($14)|
|March 22, 9am–12:15pm: Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence: Addressing Abusive Behaviors (a training designed for OHS-connected direct service providers)|
|Fridays, March 22–April 5, 1–2:30pm: Opioid Overdose Prevention (live online course) ($190, 3.75–5.5 CEUs)|
|March 30, 9am–1pm: Good Grief: Understanding & Supporting Grieving Youth & Adults ($20-$85)|
|April 1–3: Trauma + the Arts: Mobilizing Anchor Institutions ($50-$250) (Agenda)|
|April 10, 9am – 12pm: CDC 101: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about CDCs, RCOs, and NACs ($15-25)|
|April 16, 9–11am: Becoming Trauma Informed: Practice Skills ($7)|
|April 30–May 2: CSH Summit 2019: Connecting the Dots (Indianapolis; Early-Bird registration: $575 by March 1)|