June 2018
Dear friends,

It was terrific to be with you at the CCEH Annual Training Institute May 17! It was a great opportunity to celebrate the continued success of our work, reflected in the Point-in-Time count results, which show the lowest total count to date. Please see below links to the day’s presentations.

Also in this issue of the CCEH newsletter: training announcements and additional resources and tools, including to help you work effectively with homeless youth and with doubled-up households. We hope you will reach out and let us know if there are additional areas of training or support of interest? 

Many thanks for all you do, every day, for so many in need!
Lisa Tepper Bates
Executive Director
2018 Annual Training Institute
Largest Training Institute Yet!

Over 430 providers, 45 presenters, 17 workshops, & 7 tracks!
This sold out training was the largest yet with over 430 attendees, 7 tracks, 17 workshops, and 45 presenters! Thank you to everyone who made this year's ATI possible and the most successful to date. If you attended this year, please take this  brief survey to give us feedback for next year. View photos of the day on our  Facebook Album!

The workshop and keynote presentations are now available online. Browse the presentations by track:

  1. Building School-Community Collaboration
  2. Ending Family Homelessness
  3. Ending Youth Homelessness
  4. Transforming Our Systems of Care
  5. Using Data To End Homelessness
  6. Focusing on Highly Vulnerable Populations
  7. Engaging Partners To End Homelessness
Thank you to our sponsors who made it possible for so many homeless service providers to convene and learn together. Presenting sponsor: Bank of America. Track sponsor: Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. Workshop sponsors: Connecticut State Department of Education, Connecticut Department of Housing and Liberty Bank Foundation.
Save the Date!
2019 Annual Training Institute
May 16, 2019
Connecticut's Point-In-Time Count
Shows Continued Progress
The 2018 annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count represents the lowest number of individuals, families, veterans, and chronically homeless ever recorded in Connecticut through the PIT Count. 

The second annual 2018 Youth Count estimates that 5,054 unaccompanied youth under the age of 25 were unstably housed or experiencing homelessness. Of those 5,054, 254 were counted as literally homeless (living in an emergency homeless shelter or place unfit for human habitation) in the Point-In-Time Count.
View the Reports & Understand the Data

Governor Malloy announced the Point-In-Time Report at the Annual Training Institute on May 17th. View his press release.
New Young Adult Coordinated Entry Guide
The Coordinated Access for Youth and Young Adults subgroup, a collaborative committee of the Reaching Home Campaign, was tasked with crafting an effective response system to meet the needs of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. This subgroup created the “ Young Adult Coordinated Entry Guide” to support coordinated entry staff and youth providers to quickly connect young adults experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness with community services and housing solutions.

This guide is a living document. Please feel free to provide feedback and suggestions as we continue to refine the process and learn of potential collaborations.
Connecticut’s Balance of State Continuum of Care
2018 Project Application Released
Due 6/29/18 
CT Balance of State Continuum of Care (CT BOS) is requesting applications for Rapid Re-Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) projects funded through HUD CoC using both permanent housing bonus and/or any available reallocation funds. Applications are due 6/29/18.

For more information about the types of new projects that will be considered, view the BOS COC announcement.
New Resources to Support
Youth Experiencing Homelessness
The National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families has launched a new website providing resources for communities serving runaway and homeless youth (RHY).

This new website features a blog called On Point, a calendar with upcoming trainings, funding opportunities, publications, toolkits, and a library full of research summaries. You can also sign-up to receive important updates from them to your inbox.
Safely Doubled-Up Families
Our coordinated homeless response system seeks to divert families facing a housing crisis before we consider admitting them to shelter. Our priority is to reserve emergency shelter for families facing literal homelessness, who have no housing options. This involves helping families to preserve their current housing situation or assisting them to make alternative housing arrangements. Doubling-up, sharing housing with friends, family, or other non-relatives, is often economical, culturally appropriate and realistic. However, not all doubled-up arrangements are safe for individuals, especially children.

Here are some resources that can assist you in discussing safely concerns with families and individuals who are doubled-up. You can also visit CCEH's Safely Doubled-Up Resource Page for more resources.
Watch the Recorded Webinar or view the Presentation Slides .
Upcoming Trainings & Meetings
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
(860) 721-7876 |  training@cceh.org  |  www.cceh.org

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