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Coordinated Access System | CoC Recruitment

Housing Families First Collaborative | CalAIM

Cal OES LISTOS | COVID-19 Resources | HMIS

Careers | Trainings | Meetings

We are taking a pause on the Sacramento Regional Newsletter for the time being and anticipate starting back up in 2023!

Review Previous Reports

The Coordinated Access System (CAS) will ensure that assistance for people experiencing homelessness is more equitable, expedient, and easier to navigate by our unhoused neighbors. To supplement the new CAS infographic, we are developing additional materials and flyers that will be available in the new year. Follow the latest CAS updates in this monthly newsletter and visit our website for more information

More About CAS

The annual CoC Board recruitment for new members will accept applications Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 through Monday, January 30th, 2023. Review the Sacramento CoC Membership Application to learn about the CoC and application process. All CoC Board applications are due Monday, Jan. 30th, 2023 by 5:00 PM. Share the application with your network and community today! If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Charlton

Review the Application

After extensive community outreach, SSF received an outpouring of interest for its first Housing Families First Collaborative (HFFC) with over 20 application submissions for participation. The HFFC’s purpose is to provide leadership in strategic planning towards advancing system-level approaches to identify and monitor families at risk of and experiencing homelessness in Sacramento County. SSF will now evaluate the applicant pool and engage in additional targeted outreach to ensure all voices are represented, especially partners with lived expertise as well as partners from underrepresented communities. Following this additional outreach, the selection process will commence and include a comprehensive assessment of applications from a diverse panel of community members. SSF hopes to have a final collaborative body selected by the end of the year.

Tell Me More

Sacramento Steps Forward is being funded through the Housing and Homelessness Incentive Program (HHIP) to provide overall project coordination and management for the implementation of the Community Supports (CS) initiative that will connect people experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness to housing services. SSF has begun meeting with contracted and interested non-contracted service providers to discuss their experience so far and ways to achieve a coordinated intake and referral system. We’d like to hear from agencies already offering or are interested in offering CS services. If you haven’t yet, please complete ASAP this 5 minute survey and Doodle poll for a 90 minute interview. Only one response per agency is needed. We also encourage you to join our “Community Supports & CalAIM” email list to get the latest updates.

Access Information

The Listos California Community Resilience Campaign based at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) aims to reach 500,000 vulnerable individuals with disaster preparedness and training materials through community outreach to provide resources and assist individual preparedness. SSF will leverage current resources and programs to provide outreach and assistance within the community to individuals and families, including to: provide shelter support and resources to local partners, reaching the population that is utilizing shelters, providing physical access points to the information; and providing ongoing online materials, like Disaster Preparedness Resources that can be accessed by persons experiencing homelessness, or those assisting them, in a location that is already being accessed. We look forward to sharing more in the coming months. 

Campaign Details

Sacramento Steps Forward continues to promote vaccine equity and support COVID-19 outreach campaigns. There are several opportunities for you to participate in regionwide and statewide efforts. These include the following: contribute to ongoing in-language resource development; apply for the VA58 Neighborhood Partnership Program by February 2023 to promote equitable COVID-19 education and outreach; check the regularly updated list of COVID-19 clinics and other community outreach events; utilize the latest COVID-19 resources during client interactions; and request ASAP for our limited available COVID-19 test kits for distribution to clients and outreach staff. For COVID-19 questions, please email us here.

Tell Me More

SSF’s HMIS Department is available to help you meet your funding requirements and provide you with detailed reports of your program’s outcomes. Our Clarity HMIS is a robust system with many useful tools that we would be happy to help you discover. We offer support and assistance to our community partners in a variety of ways, including: training documentation available at SacStepsForward.org; open office hours for one-on-one assistance with HMIS questions; department communication (e-blasts and our upcoming 2023 newsletter); a growing list of job aids on how to use HMIS and fix common errors; and comprehensive responses for questions sent to HMIS@sacstepsforward.org. As always, we look forward to collaborating with you in our collective work to address the homeless crisis in Sacramento and Yolo Counties.

HMIS Resources

Passionate about using your talents to serve your community? Our mission is to end homelessness through leadership, convening partners, data-driven best practices, and improving system performance. We are looking for team members who share our goal to end homelessness and encourage you to apply for our open positions today.

Review the Opportunites

SSF regularly monitors available trainings, meetings, and conferences relevant to housing and homelessness. Make sure to check our website to see what’s coming in 2023 and contact our team if you have any questions.

Information About Trainings

We will have a couple more CoC Committee meetings before the New Year. Join us at the upcoming Sacramento CoC meetings below. Be sure to check the CoC Meeting webpage for meeting schedules, materials, and Zoom details.

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