May 2022 HLC Membership Meeting

May 2022 HLC Membership Meeting

Deschutes County Homeless Outreach Services Overview 2022 Point In Time (PIT) Count presentation

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Homeless Leadership Coalition Announces  2022 Point In-Time Count Results

PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Distribution DATE May 6, 2022 Contact: Eliza Wilson, Chair, Homeless Leadership Coalition (541) 410-8534 Email: info@cohomeless.org Web: Cohomeless.org Homeless Leadership Coalition Announces  2022 Point In-Time Count Results Bend, Oregon- May 6th 2022 — Homeless Leadership Coalition is a collaboration of community partners driven by the knowledge that “we are stronger, healthier, […]

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Collaborative Applicant Transition

Joint Press Release from Homeless Leadership Coalition, NeighborImpact and Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council May 2022 The Homeless Leadership Coalition the region’s largest coalition of service providers coordinating a response to our local houseless crisis. HLC serves as the leadership body for the federally designated Continuum of Care serving Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties and the […]

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Free Resources – Trauma Informed Care

HLC wanted to make sure our members were familiar with two great and no cost learning opportunities in Trauma- Informed Care.   Trauma Informed Oregon offers a online training that consists of four, free, self-paced and self-directed learning sessions that will introduce the basics of trauma informed care. Upon successful completion of the course and […]

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The Rapid Rehousing (RRH) Roundtable Discussion Series

Rapid Re-housing programs play a critical role in transitioning individuals from homelessness.  HUD recently hosted the Rapid Rehousing (RRH) Roundtable Discussion Series aimed to identify, imagine, and increase trends that support innovation in RRH services and programs and the development of best practices within communities through a series of webinars with provider-level practitioners, people with […]

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Homeless in the ED: Partnerships to Improve Care for People without Homes in Emergency Departments

National HealthCare for the Homeless Council put together a series of webinars in March highlighting opportunities and partnerships to improve care for people without homes who access the emergency dept.  You can review webinar recordings here. 

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The Emergency Shelter Learning Series from the National Alliance to End Homelessness

Emergency shelters play a critical role in ending homelessness. Effective shelters should embrace a Housing First approach, offer immediate and low-barrier access to anyone facing a housing crisis, and measure shelter performance in order to improve results. The Emergency Shelter Learning Series is a collection of webinars and resources from the National Alliance to End Homelessness  focused […]

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April 2022 HLC Membership Meeting

Presentations include: 211 Peaceful Presence Doulas NeighborImpact (recent CoC funding award) Community Updates

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March 2022 HLC Membership Meeting

The March meeting included presentations from atProject, Saving Grace and more!

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Fair Housing for Housing Providers

Fair Housing for Bend Housing Providers Thursday, April 14, 1pm-3pm Flyer- Fair Housing for Bend Housing Providers 2022 In this 2 hour session you will learn more about fair housing law and how it applies. The training will review fair housing basics disability, reasonable accommodations and assistance animals criminal history screening and more Register here  […]

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NeighborImpact Opens Division Street Shelter

Operated by NeighborImpact, the Division Street Shelter is a 25 room, temporary, low-barrier, non-congregate, emergency shelter that provides safety off the streets and access to services to help guests find stability and connect to available supportive services while seeking permanent housing. This shelter is designed to serve unhoused individuals or couples ages 18+ as well […]

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February 2022 HLC Membership Meeting

Built for Zero & the Quality By Name List: Dana Richards, Unhoused Services Manager, NeighborImpact Housing Stabilization COVID Isolation and Quarantine Guidance: Shana Falb, MA | Equity and Inclusion Coordinator, Deschutes County Public Health Division Coordinated Entry Update: Eliza Wilson, Coordinated Entry Chair & Program Manager at Grandma’s Community Updates

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2022 Point In-Time Count in Central Oregon

PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Distribution January 19, 2022   Homeless Leadership Coalition Announces Dates for the 2022 Point In-Time Count in Central Oregon   The Homeless Leadership Coalition (HLC), Central Oregon’s Continuum of Care (CoC), will be kicking off the annual Point In-Time Count in Central Oregon on January 24th, 2022. This event is a […]

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January 2022 HLC Membership Meeting

Point In Time (PIT) Training and community updates

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2021 Longest Night Vigil

All are invited December 21st from 4:30 – 6p for an outdoor vigil to honor our community members who have died while experiencing homelessness in Central Oregon this year. We will remember those individuals who are known to us and hold space for those we couldn’t reach. The true count locally is unknown, as housing […]

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Central Oregon Joins Built for Zero

Central Oregon Joins Built for Zero, a national initiative to end homelessness. Central Oregon will become the 7th community in Oregon to join the initiative to measurably and equitably end homelessness.  Visit Built for Zero’s page to learn more and read our press release here.

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December 2021 HLC Membership Meeting

Welcome: Colleen Thomas Navigation Center Request for Proposals: Amy Fraley, City of Bend Bethlehem Inn Redmond Project Turnkey update: Gwenn Wysling Winter Shelter updates: Tara Feurtado Community Solutions: Built for Zero: Colleen Thomas Point In-Time Count: Colleen Thomas Community Updates: all

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November 2021 HLC Membership Meeting

Welcome: Colleen Thomas Emergency  Housing Choice Voucher update: Eliza Wilson Winter Shelter openings: Various Open Enrollment: Sean McAnulty, Mosaic Medical Community Updates: Colleen Thomas Next meeting: December 3rd, 2021: Details to be announced

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On-Demand Training

TRAINING ALERT HLC has purchased a number of training licenses for HLC members to benefit from. Available training is offered on-demand (the schedule that works best for you and your staff).   About: Ryan Dowd is the executive director of large shelter in Chicago. He spotlights best practices drawn from his own experience operating a […]

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Child Abuse Prevention 101

Presented by Kids Center and Homeless Leadership Coalition Child Abuse Prevention 101 Learn about the different types of child abuse, risk and protective factors and how a service provider or community member can respond appropriately. This training  is free to HLC members, become a member here.  Those who are not HLC members are asked to […]

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October 2021 HLC Membership Meeting

Welcome: Colleen Thomas DASH Act: Madison Moskowitz, with Senator Wyden’s office Veterans Village: Erik Tobiason St. Vincent’s Place Village: Gary Hewitt/ Lisa Burley Safe Parking Redmond: Stacey Witte Next meeting: November 5th, 2021: Details to be announced via HLC newsletter Sign up for the newsletter at https://cohomeless.org/newsletter/

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Central Oregon Villages Job Posting

Central Oregon Villages is recruiting for Executive Director and Case Manager positions. The job description is linked below and interested person may request an application by email at info@covillages.org. Applications for the Executive Director position will be accepted until 5 pm on October 15, 2021. Applications for the Case Manager position will be accepted until […]

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September 2021 Membership Meeting Video

Welcome: Colleen Thomas Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) training: Molly Heiss and Lindsey Stailing Point In-Time Count update: Lindsey Stailing and Colleen Thomas Membership Drive and Structure update: Lindsey Stailing Bend LaPine Schools: Homeless Liaison, Sandy Schmidt City of Bend: Councilor Megan Perkins Next meeting: October 1st, 2021: Details to be announced

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Homeless Leadership Coalition members organize increased resources for unhoused in response to excessive heat watch.

With the national weather service issuing an excessive heat watch for parts of Central Oregon  for August 11th- 14th,  members of the Homeless Leadership Coalition are again organizing to support the unhoused and others in need. Read all about it here Review the CDC’s  resources to recognize the signs and symptoms of heat related illness. […]

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August 2021 Membership Meeting Video

Welcome: Colleen Thomas Emergency Housing Choice Voucher (EHCV): Eliza Wilson Housing Urban Development (HUD) TA- CoC Membership and Committee Structure: George Martin and Nicole McCray-Dickerson Update from DAWNS House: Dawn Holland Community Clean Ups: Tom Stuheit and Chuck Hemingway Community Updates: all

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June 2021 Membership Meeting Video

Welcome: Colleen Thomas General Assistance Program: Tara Haney Coordinated Entry: Eliza Wilson Point In-Time Count/System Performance Measures: Colleen Thomas Notice of Funding Award: Lindsey Stailing High Desert Home Update/Housing Summit Next meeting: July 9th, 2021: Details to be announced

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May 2021 Membership Meeting Video

Agenda: Welcome, Colleen Thomas SquareOne Villages/Bend Church, Chuck Hemingway Video can be found at https://www.pbs.org/video/religion-and-ethics-newsweekly-tiny-houses-homeless/  Project Turnkey-Bethlehem Inn, Gwenn Wysling THRIVE, Rylie O’Meara JBarJ, Eliza Wilson and Hasani Davenport Other Updates Notice of Funding Award, Lindsey Stailing

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April 2021 Membership Meeting Video

Agenda Welcome Managed Village Update: Bob Bohac City of Redmond Introduction: Keith Witcosky, City Manager Homelessness and Affordable Housing Overview: Rebecca Batzel, City of Redmond Housing Programs Analyst Legislative Update: Representative Jack Zika Jericho Road Shelter Study: Redmond Community Updates: Redmond Collective Kitchen: Stephanie Hunter Redmond Cold Weather Shelter: John Lodise

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Homelessness Bills Currently Before the Oregon Legislature

Update courtesy of Representative Jack Zika SB 291: Directs office of the Governor, in consultation with Racial Justice Council’s Housing and Homelessness Committee, to study laws related to housing and to provide results to interim committees of Legislative Assembly no later than September 15, 2022. Sunsets January 2, 2023. Takes effect on 91st day following […]

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March 2021 Membership Meeting Video

Welcome: Colleen Thomas Project Turnkey-City of Bend: Carolyn Egan and Matt Stewart Project Turnkey-Bethlehem Inn,: Gwenn Wysling DAWNS House: Dawn Holland Continuum of Care Funded Projects: Lindsey Stailing Community Announcements Next meeting: April 2 at 8:00 am via Zoom. Details of the online meeting will be included in an upcoming e-newsletter. Use the form at […]

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Bend Safe Haven Parking Project

 Download Safe Haven Parking information and application for the faith community… Download Safe Haven Parking information and application for businesses… The City of Bend Council approved an administrative order (Covid-19 Emergency Declaration) on March 16, 2020 which states, “Pursuant to ORS 446.265, the City may establish on City property or allow a private or public entity to […]

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February 2021 Membership Meeting Video

Presentations: 211 Info: Dana Richards Central Oregon Veterans Village: Bend Heroes Foundation and COVO Safe Parking Update Bend and Redmond Project Turnkey Updates Community Updates

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March 5 HLC Membership Meeting

Details of the online meeting will be included in an upcoming e-newsletter. Use the form at the bottom right of this page to subscribe if you don’t already receive our e-newsletter.

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Redmond Winter Shelter Schedule Change

Redmond Winter Shelter has a season schedule change, we are not moving to Redmond Christian Church in mid-February, we are remaining at Mountain View Fellowship for the entire rest of the season, until at least mid-March 2021. The complete Central Oregon shelter list and schedule can be viewed at winter shelters in Central Oregon

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Membership Meeting: Friday, February 5

Details of the online meeting will be included in an upcoming e-newsletter. Use the form at the bottom right of this page to subscribe if you don’t already receive our e-newsletter.

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Central Oregon Winter Shelters

Locations, operating times and contact information are now available at winter shelters in Central Oregon.

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Central Oregon Resource Map

The Central Oregon Resource Map is now live. Resources on the map include: … stations, public restrooms, food resources and more The map can be accessed through the Central Oregon Resource Directory. Look for the “Central Oregon Resource Locator Map” Button within each city page listed in the directory. You can also directly access the […]

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COVID-19 Referral and New Coordinated Entry Form

For people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in Central Oregon: this form lets the HLC know that you are seeking support. This is a new system, and we appreciate you bearing with us while we try to connect people with housing and other resources. Click here…

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