Showing posts from August 14, 2014

REMINDERS: Last Chance to Register for "HMIS Training" and "HMIS Data and Report Card Review"

Only a few more seats available!!! HMIS TRAINING: New Users and Refresher (excludes Screening Unit) DATE+TIME: 8/20/14, 1:30pm to 4:30pm LOCATION: Team HMIS HQ (BCDP), 105 West Chesapeake Ave, Suite 201, Towson, MD 21204 REGISTER: Submit request via Support Portal at our site, or contact Samantha Just NOTE: New users must submit full name, email, phone, default provider, additional providers (if applicable) HMIS REVIEW:  Data and Report Card DATE+TIME:  8/19/14, 1:30pm to 2:30pm LOCATION:  Team HMIS HQ (BCDP), 105 West Chesapeake Ave, Suite 201, Towson, MD 21204 REGISTER:  Submit request via Support Portal at our site, or contact Samantha Just         Jason Burns ,  MCSE    Systems Administrator HMIS Support Team      (410) 887-5968           

SNAPS In Focus: Lessons Learned in FY 2013

Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser . SNAPS In Focus: Lessons Learned in FY 2013 Welcome to the next message in our new “SNAPS In Focus” series. This week, I’m going to focus on the results of the FY 2013 portion of the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Program Competition now that the final award announcement has been made. This was a unique competition and while a full debriefing will be made available in the next few weeks, I wanted to take a few minutes to highlight what generally went well and where communities could make improvements in the future. I’d like to start on a positive note by saying that we

SAMHSA Creates New Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy

--> Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser . Dear Friends, This past June, President Obama, accompanied by the First Lady, made a trip to Indian Country. During the trip, the President announced several initiatives that build on the significant progress the Administration has made in the government-to-government relationship with tribal nations, and he also acknowledged the work that remains. SAMHSA has an important responsibility to build on our good work to promote prosperous and resilient tribal nations. In support of the President's initiatives, SAMHSA has created the Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy (OTAP) to serve as SAMHSA's primary point of contact for tribal governments, tribal organizations, federal departments and agencies, and other governments and age

Notes: SSVF North Atlantic Regional Call on 8/6

Hi SSVF North Atlantic Team, Below, please find my brief notes from our regional call on 8/6. Thanks to Phil, Nadine, Emily, and Mo for presenting on our call. I am attaching the VAMC SSVF POC quarterly call powerpoint from May as a reference. There are some good examples of how grantees are doing housing case management and how they explain SSVF as well as a VAMC comparison between VASH case management and SSVF case management. I am also including the link to the SSVF website that includes the award announcement from today Please note that the list contains Priority 2 renewal grants along with some Priority 3 funding for new grantees. The VA anticipates it will soon announce additional Priority 1 (3-year non-renewable grants) funding decisions, as well as additional Priority 3 awards, once the FY 2015 budget is finalized. Notes from 8/6 North Atlantic Call ·          See power point for details ·          Reviewed topics to

[MARHMIS] Re: Tracking meals - HMIS, or, other software?

Kelly, I second Abram's recommendation of biometric technology. The resources saved are worth the investment. Perhaps NJ can share specs and estimates with MARHMIS for consideration. In lieu of biometric, perhaps your system supports batch processes whereby clients with minimum profile information (enough to avoid duplication) can be entered, then using their unique ID have services posted, such as meals, in quick succession. On Wednesday, July 2, 2014 9:26:49 AM UTC-5, Blechertas, Kelly A. wrote: Hi everyone, This might be slightly off-topic (or, maybe not!) but I have a faith-based organization looking for help finding a fast and efficient way to track the clients they serve meals to at their daily hot meal program. Some of these clients are in their housing programs, but some are not. We are looking at how it would work in ServicePoint, but I'd like to see if anyone else has a great recommendation for accomplishing this. This particular agency is severely u

[MARHMIS] RE: Children/ Youth Protective Services and Housing Partnerships

Hi Emma, We have one housing program that opened in May that may fit what you are looking for. The 4 apartments were rehabbed using CoC funds (with the intention of applying the following year for operational dollars). The next year, after rehabilitation, operational costs as a new project were not funded.  Our Office of Children, Youth, & Families then partnered with the agency who did the rehabbing to utilize the 4 apartments for families involved in their care, and pay for the operations. I’m not the expert on it by any means – but if you’re looking for specific information just shoot me an email and I’ll get someone on it. J Kelly Blechertas GIS & Information Systems Administrator  E:               Human Services Office: York County Human Services                      100 West Market Street, Suite 401               York, Pennsylvania 17401                           P: (717) 771-9347                       

[MARHMIS] Children/ Youth Protective Services and Housing Partnerships

Hello, Are any communities partnering housing dollars with child/family protective services dollars? Thank you, Emma Emma Weisser Clarity Program Manager Montgomery County Department of Housing & Community Development 425 Swede Street, Suite 411 P. O. Box 311 Norristown,  PA  19404-0311 T: 610- 278- 3827 F: 610- 278- 3636

Fwd: Important: SSVF Program Update: August 12, 2014

Hi Team, I just wanted to follow up to make sure that everyone received this email. Please read thoroughly. 1.        Awards were announced. I will have additional information about pre-agreement/resolution calls to you soon. 2.        Requests for extensions. These are due no later than 8/22 . ·          You must send to the appropriate email address and cc me (see below). If you think that you might need one but are not sure, you should apply. If you end up not needing it, it is not a problem. However, if you end up needing one and did not apply, there is nothing that I can do for you at that point. ·          You must use the attached letter. ·          You must have a solid plan and timeline and should work on this plan prior to 8/22. ·          Remember that your plan will most likely involve a need to request changes to your HHS subaccounts so you will need to submit the subaccount change by 9/1. ·          If you apply for a 90 day extension, it does

Watch the 2014 Voice Awards Live Webcast Tonight

--> Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser . Voice Awards. Learning about Young Adult Behavioral Health, Wednesday, August 13, University of California, Los Angeles 2014 Voice Awards Live Event Webcast Join live tonight, August 13, as SAMHSA and its Voice Awards program partners honor consumer/peer leaders and television and film professionals whose work and personal stories of resilience are educating the public about behavioral health. Meet individuals who are demonstrating that people with mental and/or substance use disorders can and do recover and lead meaningful lives. Learn how stories about behavioral health and recovery are making their way into entertainment programming as we recognize Voice Award-nominated productions that include Frankie & Alice,