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North Brevard Coalition of Human Services

North Brevard Coalition of Human Services
416 Pine Street, Titusville, FL 32796
thenbcoalition94@gmail.com


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Brevard Homeless Coalition

6905 N Wickham Rd.
Melbourne, FL 32940
mbromsg@gmail.com

Brevard Homeless Coalition Update
5/18/166/2/166/13/16

3/18/16: As it was mentioned to me recently, the difficult transition is now behind us. We have made great strides toward housing the homeless in Brevard County. We continue to identify ways to make the process better. The Coordinated Assessment meeting went very well with great contributions by it's members. A reading of these minutes will provide you a very good understanding of how housing first works. Please take time to review the attached tools as they will be considered for approval (with corrections or additions) at a future meeting.

• Coordinated Assessment Meeting Notes: March 18, 2016
• BHC Coordinated Entry Assessment Questionnaire
• BHC Coordinated Assessment Evaluation Tool


Step by Step: A Comprehensive Approach to Case Management

Process Support Manager Job Description 4/14/16

Operations Manager Job Description 3/29/2016

March 26, 2016 -- New solicitation methods for the Emergency Solutions Grant Funding

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

As we enter into the new year with great expectation of success toward reducing, preventing and eliminating homelessness in Brevard County, we are required by the US Housing and Urban Development to update our Continuum of Care membership list. We made some important changes to the application and request that everyone complete the new form, even if you have done so in the past. Here is a list of some of those changes:  

  • The general meeting of the Brevard Homeless Coalition is now called the BHC Providers. The Children in Transition Committee, Coordinated Assessment Committee, Emergency Shelter Network, HMIS Users Meeting, Performance Measures Committee, and the Re-Entry Task Force should all be providing reports at this meeting. Participation in this meeting is extremely important for receiving funds for BHC programs, providing communication and collaboration between agencies, and for ongoing training.
  • The Re-Entry Task Force is required to identify individuals currently on active probation. This does not restrict involvement, but attending probation officers may be required to report what you say to your probation officer.
  • The BHC Planning Committee, BHC Finance Committee, and the BHC HMIS Steering Committee report directly to the Brevard Homeless Coalition Board of Directors.
  • The organization categories provide important information for the completion of our reports to the state and federal government agencies.
I want to again emphasize the importance of attending the BHC Providers Meeting as this group serves as the "heart" of our coalition and provides the supportive services necessary to assist and keep individuals and families permanently housed.

Please return to Keith Heinly via fax at 321-631-2007 or email at kheinly@uwbrevard.org. I am required through the Staffing Grant and the Memorandum of Agreement to maintain and update the BHC Membership list, so please contact me at kheinly@uwbrevard.org if you wish to be removed from this email list or if you now of someone who should be included on this list.

Thank you,


Family Promise of Brevard
Give the gift of hope.

Providing a temporary home for families experiencing homelessness.


 

SNAPS In Focus: Final Rule on Defining "Chronically Homeless" Part I: How We Got Here


Homelessness/Emergency Shelter Task Force

3rd Wed. 11:15am-12:15pm

Trey Gordon
Hope for North Brevard
Stephanie Schaefer Steady Town / Eckerd
Kim Oliver North Brevard Charities
Ibis Camacho City of Titusville Social Services
Pam Avery Women's Center of Brevard
Elaine Stewart Great Outdoors Community Church
Raylene Coe Crosswinds Youth Services
Paulina Torres Molina Healthcare
Delores Abraham
Sarah Randall
Jennifer Branden


Location of the N.B. homeless cold weather shelter.

 

Cold Night Shelter
Winter: 2016 - 2017

The North Brevard Coalition of Human Services is delighted to announce that its Cold Night Shelter will be available in North Brevard this year! The Disabled American Veteran Chapter #109 (DAV) at 435 North Singleton, Titusville, will host guests with a warm place to spend the night plus a hot meal on a night that is below forty degrees F..

Volunteer teams are being formed and more are welcome. Call (321) 268-1301.


ALL Coalition Members:
What:  Team Orientation for the Cold Night Shelter
When:  Saturday, December 3rd, at 9:00-10:00am
Where:  Disabled American Veterans #109 at 435 N. Singleton Ave., Titusville.
We invite all who are curious or interested in the Cold Night Shelter, whether you have joined a Team or not.  Please pass this information onto agency, church group, social group.  We currently have 4 Teams.


Department of Children and Families
Office on Homelessness
2016 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
Grant Application

To Brevard Homeless Coalition Members,
The Emergency Solutions Grant application process for 2016 has been modified from previous years. 
The 2016 application is available by clicking here.
If you are interested in participating in this year's ESG Grant process, I would ask you to note the following important dates:
  • Wednesday, May 4th 2 PM EDT Statewide conference call Call in # 888-670-3525 Code: 7015398451#
  • Thursday, May 5th 6 PM EDT. Notice of Intention to Apply for 2016 ESG Grant. Send to: mbromsg@gmail.com
  • Final application due in by Monday, May 16th 5 PM. (details will be made available to all who submit Notice of Intention to Apply)
Thank you for your attention.
Sincerely, Mark Broms, Interim Executive Director, Brevard Homeless Coalition


March 16, 2016 Minutes
Task Force: Emergency Shelter: was for Family-focused initially; Salvation Army has submitted documents to Tampa and awaiting decision to get renovation underway for a facility that may house 4 families. Now diverted to Cold Night Shelter process.
Emergency/Cold Night Shelter: Susan and Bryce Collins of Our Saviour Cold Night Shelter shared some of their process with the Coalition. They were very positive and encouraging and suggested that it is a do-able, valuable and awesome ministry. See attached North Brevard Cold Night Shelter Planning: March 2016 worksheet.
• City of Titusville has set aside $800.00 toward the setting up of an Emergency Shelter.


February 17, 2016 Minutes:
Keith Heinly, United Way Brevard County, presented the information we would need to establish a shelter in North Brevard County. Four other shelters cover central, east and south Brevard County. The requirements are stiff, but not monumental.* Much discussion about this and other types of shelters.
• City of Titusville has set aside $800.00 toward the setting up of an Emergency Shelter.

* Brevard County Cold Night Shelters: History and Operations - United Way of Brevard


1/28/16 - Coordinated Assessment Committee update


SAMHSA Now Accepting Applications for FY 2016 Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) Grants to March 15, 2016. Click for information flyer.


January 20, 2016 Minutes:
Emergency Shelter: Chair-Trey Gordon: It has been identified that there is a great need for emergency shelters for the homeless when temperatures fall. The 3 current emergency shelters are in the Central and South Brevard County. Explored the Harry T. Moore facility as a possible location for cold weather shelter. Trey will also discussion about a shelter at the Gibson Youth Center.

  • Family Shelter discussion ensued: Salvation Army and 40 Days of Generosity partnered together and raised $36,000 toward the needed $84,000 to renovate an existing building to be used as a family shelter.
  • Family Promise continues to seek faith partners for the No. Brevard County area
  • Homelessness- The City of Titusville along with Brevard Homeless Coalition have adopted "Housing First" initiative that triage's the homeless and gets them set up in a housing according to very specific guidelines.


North Brevard Coordinated Response to Homeless
North Brevard Charities Sharing Center
Fri Dec 4, 2015 4pm - 5:30pm (EST)
4475 S Hopkins Avenue, Titusville, FL 32780

The North Brevard Charities Sharing Center is hosting a meeting for the development of a collaborative process to address homelessness in North Brevard County from intake to permanent housing. We are requesting your attendance as an important player in this process. The focus of this meeting is to develop the process and work plan for the Titusville Pilot Project to prevent and eliminate homelessness. Using the national goals, we are on track to be at functional zero for veteran homelessness by the end of this year. We would like to end chronic homelessness by the end of 2017 and family homelessness by 2020. If we cannot end chronic and family homelessness, we can at least make it rare, brief, and non-recurring in North Brevard.

I realize that a Friday late afternoon is not the best time to schedule a meeting, but we did not feel that we can wait much longer for solutions. We continue to get calls/emails from individuals and agencies for assistance for these families. We also scheduled for late in the afternoon so that some participants can join us after their work day has ended.


11/15/15

Brevard Homeless Coalition
The 2016 Point in Time Count (Homeless Census) is only a few months away. The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of homeless persons on a single night. Continuums of Care also must conduct a count of unsheltered homeless persons every other year. Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally.
2016 Command Centers:

  • DAV Chapter 109 in Titusville
  • Central Brevard Sharing Center in Cocoa
  • South Brevard Sharing Center in Melbourne
  • Volunteers of America in Palm Bay
The 2016 PITC in Brevard County will be held on Monday, January 25th with 4 hour shifts beginning at daybreak. We will have command centers set up in Titusville, Cocoa, Melbourne, and Palm Bay. Each command center will manage five routes and numerous stationary locations. Each shift will require at least two volunteers (preferably with one who has past experience.) Every volunteer must provide their cell phone number for quick access. Volunteers will also be required to attend one of the PITC trainings that will occur during the week on January 12 ­ 16, 2016 (even if you have done this before.) Information provided by HUD regarding the survey forms change every year and the importance of specific items completed will determine whether or not a survey is accepted. Much of our funding for the prevention and elimination of homelessness is determined by having an accurate count completed.
May we count on you to assist us with the 2016 Point in Time Count (Homeless Census)? Your support is much needed and extremely important.
We have opportunities for the following volunteer assignments:
  • Unsheltered Count (Route) Volunteers
  • Stationary Location Volunteers
  • RSVP to kheinly@uwbrevard.org if you would like to serve as a volunteer for this event.
Thank you,

Family Promise of Brevard


The North Brevard Charities Sharing Center is hosting a meeting for the development of a collaborative process to address homelessness in North Brevard County from intake to permanent housing. We are requesting your attendance as an important player in this process. The focus of this meeting is to develop the process and work plan for the Titusville Pilot Project to prevent and eliminate homelessness. Using the national goals, we are on track to be at functional zero for veteran homelessness by the end of this year. We would like to end chronic homelessness by the end of 2017 and family homelessness by 2020. If we cannot end chronic and family homelessness, we can at least make it rare, brief, and non-recurring in North Brevard.

I realize that a Friday late afternoon is not the best time to schedule a meeting, but we did not feel that we can wait much longer for solutions. We continue to get calls/emails from individuals and agencies for assistance for these families. We also scheduled for late in the afternoon so that some participants can join us after their work day has ended.

North Brevard Homeless Coordinated Response
North Brevard Charities Sharing Center
4475 S Hopkins Avenue, Titusville, FL 32780
4 PM ­ 5:30 PM


Breaking the Cycle: Rethinking Homelessness and the Court System Breakfast
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
8:30 a.m. ­ 10:00 a.m.
First Baptist Church of Orlando, Faith Hall
3000 South John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32805

Hosted by: The Honorable Fred Lauten, Chief Judge, Ninth Circuit Court and the Honorable John Galluzzo, Chief Judge, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit

The court system can have an enormous impact on the lives of homeless individuals. Homelessness, incarceration and mental health issues are inextricably linked: one increases risk for the other. How can the courts, corrections, law enforcement and the community work together to break the cycle of incarceration for homeless individuals? Join the conversation as local and national experts present a briefing on our progress in this area and continue the dialogue on how we take the next steps forward in breaking the cycle and "rethinking" homelessness and the court system.


8/19/15:

  • Salvation Army is working toward opening a family shelter by the end of the year. Salvation Army and 40 Days of Generosity will be the funding strategy.
  • North Brevard Charities is looking at a new shelter of individuals across from the Salvation Army
  • Tara Pagliarini is leading the Emergency Shelter Network toward organizing all shelters county-wide. Want to put into place a plan for "rapid rehousing" of homeless individuals and families.

  • 8/13/15

    Subject: Homeless Workshop

    When: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
    Where: Council Chamber 

    ...Florida has the third highest percentage of homeless individuals who are living "unsheltered," i.e. on the streets or in the woods. In fact on any given day more than 21,000 people who are homeless in Florida are sleeping in places not meant for human habitation."

    Workshop moderated by Susan Pourciau, Director of Homeless Training and Technical Assistance for the Florida Housing Coalition. In this role, she coordinates and provides technical assistance to homeless Continuums of Care, nonprofit agencies, and local governments that are work to end homelessness throughout the state. 

    Please share this invite with anyone you think would have an interest or be able to contribute to this workshop.

    Kathy Daniels, Executive Assistant to
    Mayor Jim Tulley and Council
    City Manager Scott Larese
    Asst. City Manager Tom Abbate
    Economic Development Director Edyie McCall
    City of Titusville
    555 S. Washington Avenue
    Titusville, FL 32796
    Office: 321-567-3702 
    Fax: 321-383-5704
    kathy.daniels@titusville.com


    The City of Titusville will be hosting a workshop in partnership with Florida Housing Coalition and Brevard Homeless Coalition to address the needs of the homeless population in Titusville. Our goal is to learn more about what services are out there and how the City can help. 

    Please mark your calendar and plan on attending this very important workshop!

    Thanks
    Terrie Franklin, Neighborhood Services Director
    Neighborhood Services Department
    Harry T. Moore Social Service Center
    City of Titusville
    PO Box 2806
    Titusville, FL 32781-2806
    ph: 321-567-3783 NEW NUMBER
    fax: 321-383-5614


    7/15
    We have two potential shelters in the works:

    1. A new family shelter to be built by Salvation Army. The facility will be a rehab of an existing office building that will house up to 4 families at a time. The goal will be to have it open by the end of the year. At our last discussion with Salvation Army they were waiting on the cost breakdown from the contractor. Our funding strategy will be a partnership with Salvation Army and the 40 Days of Generosity campaign happening this fall.

    2. North Brevard Charities is looking at the potential of opening a new shelter for individuals at a new property across from Salvation Army. The project is called Carter's Angels Corner and will involve a 100 yr. old historic home.

    Tara Pagliarini (Family Promise of Brevard) is also leading the Emergency Shelter Network which is attempting to organize all of the shelters county-wide.