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  • Meet Tina, our new Home For Good intern!
    my primary focus will be on creating a Companionship Program for formerly homeless individuals The program will provide clients with a social support system to help them transition from the streets into permanent housing Right now I am researching what that system would require and how to best tailor it to serve the needs of formerly homeless individuals Since beginning your internship what is the most interesting thing you ve learned about homelessness in Los Angeles I used to think that homelessness would always be a part of Los Angeles but now I am learning about a system that can end it I now believe that we can definitely end homelessness in LA What s your favorite animal I love all baby animals especially tiger cubs Leave a Reply Cancel reply Send Us Message Full Name Email Address Website Message You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong SEND MESSAGE About H ome For Good is an Action Plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness in L A County by 2016 The plan was launched in December 2010 by the Business Leader s Task Force on Homelessness a partnership of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook News Home For Good 5 days ago Four powerful stories of formerly homeless Angelenos shared during the LA County Board of Supervisors vote last Tuesday on a comprehensive plan to help grow the number of permanent housing success stories like these See More See Less From hopelessness to hope four stories An up close view of the human toll that homelessness takes on individuals and families in Los Angeles County and the power of

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  • Meet Erica, our new Home For Good intern!
    are working to end homelessness but there are not enough people working together My focus on ending homelessness has not changed but my understanding of the system homelessness operates in has changed dramatically since starting my internship What is it like to work with the Home For Good team Well obviously I m going to say it s amazing Really though it has been a wonderful experience getting to know and working with everyone on the Home For Good team I was not expecting to have such a great experience with an internship but everyone has been so welcoming willing to help and so supportive I will never be able to fully express my respect gratitude to and appreciation of the people I work with The individuals on this team are incredibly dedicated and hard working they drive me to be better and I am inspired by every person on the team every day I come into the office Honestly there has never been a day that I did not want to come to work and in reality I look forward to the days I get to go into the office and be reminded of why I went back to school Working here I get to see first hand that it is possible to make the world a better place because the people on this team are doing just that every single day If someone wrote a song about you what would be the title Dreamer trying to live in reality Leave a Reply Cancel reply Send Us Message Full Name Email Address Website Message You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong SEND MESSAGE About H ome For

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  • MEET MELISSA, THE FACE BEHIND OUR SOCIAL MEDIA
    me Among other issues the people I spoke to talked about their efforts to access affordable housing the loss of support networks the inability to find employment and struggles with addiction as they used drugs and alcohol to self medicate mental health problems While it merely scratched the surface of an extremely complex issue my high school project allowed me to reflect on the importance of educating people and framing the conversation around homelessness as one in which housing is a basic human right and in which people are treated with understanding and compassion This summer I was given the opportunity to do just that as a Temporary Program Associate at United Way of Greater Los Angeles payday loan direct sites Over the next couple of months I will be helping United Way engage the public in its Home for Good initiative and its annual 5K fundraising walk HomeWalk I will be doing this through various avenues of social media including Facebook Twitter and blog posts on the Home For Good website I am excited to be a part of Home For Good which is helping to change the way we think about homelessness It is shifting the conversation to one in which housing first is not only the most successful and cost effective solution but also the most compassionate and humane way to address homelessness Perhaps even more importantly Home For Good is helping us understand that homelessness is a solvable problem and that we can end homelessness in our communities cash solutions Leave a Reply Cancel reply Send Us Message Full Name Email Address Website Message You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong SEND MESSAGE About

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  • Affordable Care Act: Impact of the Medicaid Expansion on Chronic & Veteran Homeless
    US Interagency Council on Homelessness USICH highlights residents may have previously been bypassed for mental health care due to their uninsured status forcing them to rely on public health care services funded through state and local resources With this expansion fiscal pressure on the states is reduced as individuals enroll in Medicaid programs fully covered by the Federal government As a result healthcare providers and hospitals will see fewer uncompensated visits and less crowded emergency rooms meaning an overall cost savings to state and local agencies which could be diverted to other community programs and projects Chronic and Veteran Homeless Populations For chronic and veteran individuals experiencing homelessness the Medicaid expansion will provide highly needed supportive services like mental health care in a stable and affordable way currently unavailable to many Though this will open a door to access services clients will still need to be educated and connected to the system Unfortunately there is no magic wand that when waved will create an easy inflow of Medicaid enrollees from the chronically and veteran homeless population Limited knowledge of the programs and reduced access to technology will act as barriers to enrollment For these reasons USICH study urges service providers to focus on community outreach and engagement to increase enrollment in Medicaid especially for states that have already opted in like California Ultimately the Medicaid expansion helps to increase health services for chronic and veteran homeless As this is an important resources for the partners and clients involved in Home for Good we plan to strategize on how to support partners in accessing these benefits and continue to inform partners about resources such as the ones listed below they can use when outreaching to clients and enrolling them in the expansion programs under ACA And of course Home For Good continues to work to end chronic and veteran homelessness in LA County beliving that as one of our partners notes in our featured picture that Housing is healthcare Together with housing and health care reform we work to create a healthier LA Tools and Resources on ACA For information on health reform an enrollment tool kit and taped webinars trainings visit the National Health Care for the Homeless Council website Read this informative blog Housing is Health Care written by Bill Pitkin at the Hilton Foundation on the important impact of housing and homeless services on the health of clients and the potential cost savings to the health care system from housing our most vulnerable To discover how stable housing can significantly improve health outcomes for chronically homeless individuals visit the US Department of Housing and Urban Development website Learn about the U S Department of Veterans Affairs implementation of ACA for veterans at www va gov health aca reward scheme entitling Leave a Reply Cancel reply Send Us Message Full Name Email Address Website Message You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i

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  • Last Call For Standards Seminar
    for free technical assistance to help implement continuous quality improvement in their own programs For Emergency Shelter Providers but open to all housing service providers September 16 17 OR 18 2013 9 30 AM to 4 PM More info and register at http is gd seminar2 All seminars take place at United Way of Greater Los Angeles 1150 S Olive St 4 th Floor Conference Center Los Angeles CA 90015 REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ACCESS TO BUILDING Please only register for one date per program area as the subject matter is repeated on all 3 days for each Payday Advance Centers For more information please contact Michael Nailat at mnailat unitedwayla org or at 213 808 6448 Tags Clouds Home For Good Standards Trainings Leave a Reply Cancel reply Send Us Message Full Name Email Address Website Message You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong SEND MESSAGE About H ome For Good is an Action Plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness in L A County by 2016 The plan was launched in December 2010 by the Business Leader s Task Force on Homelessness a partnership of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook News Home For Good 5 days ago Four powerful stories of formerly homeless Angelenos shared during the LA County Board of Supervisors vote last Tuesday on a comprehensive plan to help grow the number of permanent housing success stories like these See More See Less From hopelessness to hope four stories An up close view of the human toll that homelessness takes on individuals and families in Los Angeles County and the power of help to restore

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  • Standards of Excellence: Summer Updates & New Seminars
    these sessions will provide Supervisors and Program Managers with tools and strategies for achieving and improving upon their programs quality and outcomes Additionally and perhaps even more importantly participants will get an opportunity to apply for free technical assistance to help ensure that the concepts learned in the seminars are effectively applied In other words not only will we talk about continuous quality improvement we will also walk participants through the process of implementing it in their programs All for FREE Our last round of Seminars were so successful that we ended up training nearly DOUBLE the number of participants as set in our initial goal To ensure everyone gets a chance to join us this time around we will be offering three different sessions for each type of program currently covered by the Standards for a total of NINE seminars Standards of Excellence Seminar Strengthening Outcomes through Continuous Quality Improvement For Outreach Services Providers September 3 4 OR 5 2013 9 30 AM to 4 PM More info and to register at http is gd seminar1 For Emergency Shelter Providers September 16 17 OR 18 2013 9 30 AM to 4 PM More info and to register at http is gd seminar2 For Permanent Supportive Housing Providers September 3 4 OR 5 2013 9 30 AM to 4 PM More info and to register at http is gd seminar3 ALL seminars located at United Way of Greater Los Angeles 1150 S Olive St 4th Floor Conference Center Los Angeles CA 90015 REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ACCESS TO BUILDING Please only register for one date per program area as the subject matter is repeated on all 3 days for each Also depending on the response space may be limited to two 2 participants per program site so please plan accordingly HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE The Standards of Excellence are a set of performance and quality goals for permanent supportive housing programs emergency shelters and outreach programs An initiative of Home For Good in coordination with CSH Shelter Partnership CUCS and Housing Innovations they are a list of the most critical outcomes necessary to effectively reduce and end homelessness and are a set of best practices to which service providers should aspire More information about the Standards of Excellence and Home For Good can be found at http www unitedwayla org home for good Leave a Reply Cancel reply Send Us Message Full Name Email Address Website Message You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong SEND MESSAGE About H ome For Good is an Action Plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness in L A County by 2016 The plan was launched in December 2010 by the Business Leader s Task Force on Homelessness a partnership of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook News Home For Good 5 days ago

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  • Standards of Excellence
    thoroughly review the course descriptions to ensure the most appropriate staff persons are registered All sessions are free and available to any organizations that serve the homeless population regardless of the sources of the funding utilized The Standards of Excellence are a set of performance and quality goals for permanent supportive housing programs emergency shelters and outreach programs An initiative of Home For Good in coordination with CSH Shelter Partnership Center for Urban and Community Services CUCS and Housing Innovations they are a list of the most critical outcomes necessary to effectively reduce and end homelessness and are a set of best practices to which service providers should aspire More information about the Standards of Excellence and Home For Good can be found at http www unitedwayla org home for good SoE Seminar Flyer Standards of Excellence Spring Edition May 16 2013 By admin Standards of Excellence It s been a pretty exciting year for the Home For Good Standards of Excellence so far with a very successful symposium this past March the formation of a strong steering committee to guide the implementation of the Standards and now the launching of what promises to be an exciting series of free seminars to help build capacity throughout the community Today we are proud to present to you our Spring update to the Standards of Excellence It represents the culmination of months work by our partners at CSH Shelter Partnership and many service providers who participate in the Standards workgroup meetings It is based on recommendations and feedback we ve received from the community since the Standards inception And it will serve as a guide for understanding what the Standards are and why they re so important Of course the Standards are ever evolving and we will continue to review and refine them as we move forward We plan on sharing updates every quarter so please look out for future releases bad credit loans rocky mount nc What s up next for the Standards Aside from the upcoming seminars we are currently working on creating the tools by which the Standards can be applied Through our Steering Committee we are exploring the ways in which the Standards can best move the community forward And once we complete our initial set of seminar offerings we will be providing opportunities for even more intensive technical assistance through our CQI trainings So definitely much more exciting things to come Download the Home For Good Standards of Excellence SoE Spring Edition Coming Next Year The Standards of Excellence January 15 2013 By admin Standards of Excellence We re excited to tell you more about the Standards of Excellence an important project of Home For Good set to launch early next year When our community set a goal to end chronic and veteran homelessness we thought it was important that this goal was clear And we ve seen the benefits from having a simpler goal it s brought our community together and it s brought more people

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  • admin
    to address homelessness We started off the beginning of year with the largest and most comprehensive Homeless Count in the history of Standards of Excellence Seminars Round Two June 06 2013 By admin Standards of Excellence Did you miss the first Home For Good Standards of Excellence Seminar Not to worry We have two more sessions scheduled this month on June 11th and 14th These second sessions will cover the same information presented at the launch of the seminars Each session is approximately one day long and are offered on multiple days to accommodate Join the 100K Homes Campaign June 04 2013 By admin Home for Good Partners The 100 000 Homes Campaign is a national movement of over 175 communities working together to find permanent homes for 100 000 chronic and medically vulnerable homeless Americans by July 2014 Earlier this month the Campaign announced that it has already housed over 50 000 individuals across the United States Chicago Credit Loans Want to be part of Stamping Out Hunger One Volunteer At a Time May 24 2013 By admin Home for Good News Starting on Saturday May 11 United Way volunteers teamed up with the National Association of Letter Carriers NALC to collect food donations in order to provide assistance to the millions of Americans who are struggling with hunger The Stamp Out Hunger partnership is a nationwide effort which provides food to local food banks and nonprofit agencies 1 7 8 9 10 11 47 About H ome For Good is an Action Plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness in L A County by 2016 The plan was launched in December 2010 by the Business Leader s Task Force on Homelessness a partnership of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

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