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CCH Balance of State Continuum of Care VISTA
The Colorado Balance of State Continuum of Care (BoS CoC) is one of four regional planning bodies in Colorado that coordinates HUD housing and services funding for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The CO BoS CoC is focused on addressing homelessness across 54 rural and frontier counties in Colorado. The BoS CoC works closely with stakeholders from across 10 regions to support planning and the implementation of a broad continuum of strategies from homeless prevention to supportive housing that help ensure that everyone has a safe, stable, and affordable place to live. This VISTA position will work with a diverse group of community partners to expand and develop funding opportunities, strengthen statewide data systems, support regional coordinated entry systems, and increase capacity amongst the BoS CoC. A recent report from the University of PA, the University of California LA, and Bos University showed that persons experiencing homelessness infected with COVID-19 are twice as likely to be hospitalized, two to four times as likely to require critical care, and two to three times as likely to die from the illness as the general population. To further housing efforts, the VISTA position will also support the work of communities responding to COVID-19 and advance approaches that reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection and outbreaks amongst those experiencing homelessness to accelerate the housing process. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) serves as the Collaborative Applicant for the BoS CoC. CCH is located in Denver, CO and will serve as the host site. CCH is a national leader in providing integrated housing, health care, vocational and supportive services, creating lasting solutions to homelessness. The VISTA will work collaboratively with CCH’s Rural Initiatives (RI) team, alongside the BoS CoC Coordinator and the RI Program Manager to achieve objectives.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will be responsible for expanding existing and developing new funding avenues/opportunities; supporting the utilization and implementation of Colorado’s Statewide Homeless Management Information System (HMIS); supporting the implementation of the Statewide and regional Coordinated Entry System(s) (CES); supporting the implementation of the Point in Time count;increasing the ability to assess the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness and match them to appropriate housing interventions; expanding the capacity of the BoS CoC Governing Board and 10 Regional Coalitions; assisting with the coordination and implementation of a Covid-19 plan for 10 Regional Coalitions to address the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic (which will not be front-facing and/or require direct interaction with anyone positive or at-risk of Covid-19 infection); and perform additional service-related duties as assigned.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Housing stipend of $200/Month ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Disaster Relief ,  Elder Care ,  Homelessness ,  Housing ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Veterans ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Communications ,  Work in rural communities, if ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Health ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Veterans ,  Leadership ,  Disaster Services ,  Social Services ,  Urban Planning ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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CCH Balance of State Continuum of Care VISTA

Program Start/End Date
10/15/2021  -   10/14/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Less than High school

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  


Accepting Applications
From  07/08/2021  To  10/30/2021 

Contact Anna Toth
789 N Sherman St
Denver   CO   80203

Listing ID 97982