Friday, December 15, 2017

December 2017 Housing Coalition Minutes

Please see the December 2017 Minutes HERE.  Thanks Samaritan Counseling for your presentation.  See you all in the new year.    Happy Holidays!   

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Fox Cities Shelter Directory

Click HERE for the Fox Cities Shelter Directory

Openings at Fond du Lac Housing Authority

Both the City and County Housing Authority have some 2 bedroom Public Housing units available for rent.  The units are located in the City of Fond du Lac and the Village of North Fond du Lac.  Below is our screening criteria:

Family size – maximum 4 (2 adults and 2 children)
Must be able have water/sewer put in their name
Must be able to have electricity and gas put in their name – Alliant
Must have good landlord references – not simply participated in the Rent Smart Program
Must be able to pass police check – we look at arrest record; cannot rent to any registered sex offenders, etc.
We do a credit check on potential tenants for Public Housing.
Must have an income the allows them the ability to pay rent, etc. so they are not subject to eviction due to non-payment of utilities.

We also have units available to Rosalind Apartments.  Screening criteria is the same:  landlord references, police check, credit check.  These are one bedroom  units.  One of the vacate units is for someone that is physically disabled.  Housing Authority pays all utilities in this property.

Please contact the Kirsten, Intake Coordinator, if you have any referrals.  Her number is 929-3017 ext. 102

We have market rate apartments available at the Calumet Apartments.  Rent is $525 for a one bedroom unit.  Tenant pays for electricity for lights and stove. One of the vacant units is for someone that is physically disabled.    For this building contact Julie at 929-3108 or Kirsten at 929-3107 ext. 102

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Gaps and Needs Survey

As a reminder the BOSCOC Gaps and Needs Committee is looking for members of each local COC/Coalition to to complete the survey. Please see the details below to fill out the Survey.

Greetings,

The Gaps and Needs Committee has been working hard over the last 8-10 months to develop customer and provider surveys to evaluate service gaps and needs across the Balance of State. We hope to conduct focus groups in 2018, but these surveys will serve as our 2017 Gaps and Needs Assessment.

We’d like each local CoC/Coalition to aim for 30 completed customer surveys by Wednesday, December 13th.  Programs will have approximately 1 month to reach that goal. Please see the detailed instructions attached for how to administer both the customer and provider surveys.  The customer survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. These surveys are COMPLETELY VOLUNTARY and although we have set a goal for each local CoC/Coalition, that goal is not set in stone. It’s just a goal. We understand that some local CoCs/Coalitions will have an easier time meeting that goal than others, and that’s okay!

For the provider survey, we ask that members distribute this survey to your partners as well, see the detailed instructions attached. There is no set goal for the provider surveys, but we encourage folks to complete them by the deadline of Wednesday, December 13th. This is a great opportunity to enhance our collaborative work throughout the state, so please make a strong effort to the complete the survey. The provider survey should not take more than 5-10 minutes to complete.

Please find the links to the SurveyMonkey surveys below. Paper copies are also attached for those who would prefer to use paper, but please see the instructions for how to handle the paper surveys, because they have different requirements. We have also included a version of the Customer survey in Spanish for Spanish-speaking customers.




If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Adrienne Roach at adrienner@endabusewi.org or Kim Cable at kim.cable@couleecap.org.

Thank you for your effort and commitment to evaluating our statewide gaps and needs. We look forward to sharing the results with you all at the February Quarterly meeting.

Sincerely,

The BOSCOC Gaps and Needs Committee





Carrie Poser

COC Director
Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care
PO Box 272
Eau Claire, WI  54702
715-598-3301





Wednesday, November 29, 2017

December Meeting Agenda

Please join us for our December Meeting click HERE for all the details

December Mobile Food Pantry

Please click HERE for all the details on the December Mobile Food Pantry. Print and share the information with your clients and at your agency.

Monday, November 13, 2017

November 2017 Housing Coalition Minutes

Please go here to see the November 2017 Winnebagoland Housing Coalition minutes.  See you at our next meeting December 6th at 9am. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Final After Hours plan for Winnebagoland Housing Coalition


WINNEBAGOLAND AFTER HOURS PLAN

When someone is in need of shelter (During Point In Time Street Count):
WINNEBAGO COUNTY
When an individual is found unsheltered:
By a volunteer or police officer, Volunteer will ask person if they wish to have contact with a homeless shelter. If so, the volunteer will either call the following shelters or give the person(s) the shelter phone numbers if they wish to call themselves:
January:
  • Day by Day Warming shelter will be notified first. If they are full or can not accept the individual for any other reason, Father Carr’s Place 2B will be notified.


  • If the homeless person(s) are a family with minor children, Father Carr’s will be notified.


    • Only if victim of domestic abuse: (Men, Women/Children)- Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services- (920)235-5998
      • Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services can only speak with individuals to assess for shelter availability and options.


  • Assessment for coordinated entry will be done for person(s) found at appropriate shelter location or the individual will be directed to ADVOCAP for assessment the following day of business.


July:


  • Father Carrs will be notified
  • Assessment for coordinated entry will be done for person(s) found at appropriate shelter location or the individual will be directed to ADVOCAP for assessment the following day of business.
  • Volunteer will gather information for the person(s) found and record on the survey.
  • Volunteer will provided person(s) information on the outreach event the following morning. Volunteer will explain that further assessment for other homeless services will be provided that day. A map with the location for the event will be distributed.
  • Volunteer will provide information on person(s) found during the street count to PIT lead
  • For persons who express that getting to the event will be difficult, a business card for ADVOCAP staff will be provided and instructions on where to make a free phone call (Winnebago County Human Services).









When someone is in need of shelter (after-hours and weekends):

When an individual is found sleeping on the streets:
By Oshkosh Police Department/Being released from the hospital:
  • Officers/Hospital Discharge Staff will ask the individual if they have any other housing options with friends or family. If able they will assist the individual in calling those options. On a case by case basis, officers will transport the individual to that option/hospital will give a cab voucher to get that individual to that option.
  • If no other housing options are available with friends and family, officers/hospital discharge staff can call the following shelters:
    • Oshkosh (year-round):
      • (Men, Women/Children)- Father Carr’s Place 2B- (920)231-2378
      • If person(s) are homeless due to domestic abuse: (Men, Women/Children)- Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services- (920)235-5998
      • Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services can only speak with individuals to assess for shelter availability and options.
    • Oshkosh (Seasonal: mid-October to mid-April)
      • (Men/Women over age of 18)- Day By Day Warming Shelter- (920)203-4865
    • Appleton (year-round):
      • (Adult Men & Women)-Fox Valley Warming Shelter-(920)832-1479
      • (Men, Women/Children)- Homeless Connections-(920)734-9192


By a bystander, family member, or friend who is looking for shelter for an individual; or the individual themselves can call the following shelters:
  • Oshkosh (year-round):
    • (Men, Women/Children)- Father Carr’s Place 2B- (920)231-2378
    • Domestic abuse victims only: (Men,Women/Children)- Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services- (920)235-5998
  • Oshkosh (Seasonal: mid-October to mid-April):
    • (Men/Women over age of 18)- Day By Day Warming Shelter- (920)203-4865
  • Appleton (year-round):
    • (Adult Men & Women)-Fox Valley Warming Shelter-(920)832-1479
    • (Men, Women/Children)- Homeless Connections-(920)734-9192


Day By Day Warming Shelter (seasonal)
Day By Day Warming Shelter is open from mid-October to mid-April and can shelter 25 individuals nightly on a first-come-first-served basis.


  • New guests can come into the shelter at any time if there is a bed available.
  • Procedure:
    • Staff will inform the caller whether the shelter is full for the evening.
    • If the shelter is not full for the evening, staff will request the individual’s name to see if they are on the list of current guests.
      • If the individual was a current guest and it was past curfew, staff will inform the caller that the individual wouldn’t be able to come in for the night, but would be welcome to come the next evening before by 6:45pm.
      • If the individual wasn’t a current guest, the staff will inform them that individual was eligible to come in for the night as long as they were able to care for themselves, make their beds, and complete an intake.
        • It is up to the caller to transport the individual to the shelter, or it is up to the individual to get to the shelter on their own. (Oshkosh Police Department will usually drop the individual off at the shelter and make sure they get checked in alright.)
  • There is currently no overflow option to shelter individuals when Day By Day Warming Shelter is full, and from mid-April to mid-October, when the shelter is closed, individuals are therefore referred to other shelters in the area:
    • Oshkosh:
      • (Men, Women/Children)- Father Carr’s Place 2B- (920)231-2378
      • For those who are domestic abuse victims: (Men, Women/Children)- Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services- (920)235-5998
    • Appleton:
      • (Adult Men & Women)-Fox Valley Warming Shelter-(920)832-1479
      • (Men, Women/Children)- Homeless Connections-(920)734-9192
  • As a last resort, a motel voucher will be made available to the Police/Sheriff’s Departments to use to shelter the individual for the night with directions to contact ADVOCAP for assessment for coordinated entry the following business day.




FOND DU LAC COUNTY
  • Similar process as above but utilizing Solutions Center (Men, Women/Children, Domestic Abuse Victims) Intake number (920-923-1743) as the year round shelter and Salvation Army Warming Shelter seasonally (November 1 to March 31), for single individuals (920-923-8220).
  • As a last resort, a motel voucher will be made available to the Police/Sheriff’s Departments to use to shelter the individual for the night with directions to contact ADVOCAP for assessment for coordinated entry the following business day.
  • Assessment for coordinated entry will be done for person(s) found at appropriate shelter location or the individual will be directed to ADVOCAP for assessment the following day of business.


GREEN LAKE COUNTY
  • There are no emergency shelters in Green Lake County. Motel vouchers will be made available to the Police/Sheriff’s Departments to use to shelter the individual for the night with directions to contact ADVOCAP for assessment for coordinated entry the following business day.




Coordinated Entry




For those who access Emergency Shelter, the following will be in place to ensure their place in Coordinated Entry:




1. If at Day by Day Warming Shelter, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Solutions Center or Salvation Army Warming Shelter, shelter staff will do a VI-SPDAT and enter customer directly into Service Point or Non-WISP form.


2. If person is at Father Carr’s Place 2B, person will be referred to ADVOCAP staff who go to the shelter on Thursday afternoons in order to enter them into coordinated entry. OR, person(s) will be referred to call ADVOCAP to arrange a meeting to do coordinated entry.




For those who use alternate to shelter, the following will be in place to ensure their place in Coordinated Entry:


1. Person(s) will be referred to ADVOCAP the following day for Coordinated Entry.


2. ADVOCAP staff will provide VI-SPDAT and add to the Coordinated Entry list






When prioritization will be used and when it will not


If someone is unsheltered for the night, emergency shelter will be established regardless of severity or service need.


If someone is within the Coordinated Entry system, housing placement within Homeless Services programs will be based on order of priority.