Showing posts from June 3, 2020

(WellSky) [Webinar] HMIS is Epidemiology: Tracking COVID-19 & homelessness

Discover a multidisciplinary approach to address the threat of COVID-19 among people experiencing homelessness. The challenges created by COVID-19 require professionals focused on ending homelessness to think out of the box. This webinar shows you how to apply public health research methods, epidemiology principles, and mathematics to solve the new problems you face today. The presentation will include colorful historical anecdotes that emphasize the importance of data quality assessment and improvement planning. You will learn several ways to enhance your homelessness information management system (HMIS) and agency processes, including how to: Implement community level monitoring of COVID-19 Establish data management principles for non-congregate shelters, like hotels Revise housing prioritization rules to address the pandemic Throughout her presentation, HMIS consul

(CSH) Stands in Solidarity Against Structural and Systemic Racism

"We Stand in Solidarity... CSH staff and Board have expressed a mixture of sadness, disgust, frustration, raw anger, and traumatization as we witnessed the inhumane kill

(Baltimore County, MD) Baltimore County Seeking Proposals for Emergency Food and Shelter Grants

Baltimore County Seeking Proposals for Emergency Food and Shelter Grants Applications for Over $350,000 in Federal Funding Available to Community-Based Organizations Open Until June 11 Baltimore County has issued a call for grant applications from County, community-based organizations that provide services related to food or shelter. The grants will be distributed as part of the federally-funded Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). “We know so many residents are struggling to address their families’ basic needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said County executive Johnny Olszewski. “These grants can go a long way toward supporting those organizations that are helping to serve our most vulnerable residents during these challenging times.” The EFSP program was created by Congress to help meet the needs of food and housing insecure people throughout the United States and its territories by allocating federal funds for the provision of food and shelter. The program

(MCAP) Response Statement To Recent Events

Maryland Community Action Partnership Statement of Response For Immediate Release The recent events, shining the light on the unfair treatment of people of color has impacted communities across our country. It has reveal the harsh disparities faced by many of the communities we serve.  As Community Action Network in MD, DC and DE we will not stand by as this fight for equality pursues. As our code of ethic states, we believe in the dignity of all people. MCAP is calling on our members and our broader professional community to condemn racism and take an active role in eliminating the racial biases that account for a myriad of social, economic, and health disparities, and most importantly, result in the loss of human lives – Black and Brown lives. As Community Action we stand for justice, equity, and well-being