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2018-2019 Homeless Continuum of Care Program VISTA
 
 
 
Lake County serves as the administrative lead for the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless. The Lake County Coalition for the Homeless (LCCH) is a consortium of individuals and community organizations that strives to ensure that the homeless have access to needed services. This includes helping and housing people with serious mental illness. To that end, LCCH identifies community needs and underserved populations, manages coordination and explores possible ways to fill gaps in services. Being able to share information on an ongoing basis increases the opportunities to collaborate while reducing duplication of services. LCCH has had tremendous success in reducing chronic and veteran homelessness in Lake County. The group continues to drive toward the goal of ending homelessness—having a system of care where people experiencing a housing crisis are quickly housing and given the supports they need to succeed. Nearly 1500 people in Lake County experience homelessness each year, Lake County staffs the efforts of the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless’ (LCCH) efforts to end homelessness through collaboration, capacity-building and system change. LCCH is launching a Social Security Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) Initiative to increase the income of disabled homeless people. LCCH completes an annual point-in-time count of unsheltered homeless to track progress on ending homelessness. The Homeless Continuum of Care Program VISTA will has two objectives: plan and coordinate the 2019 Unsheltered Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, and increase the income of approximately 15 disabled homeless people through SOAR.
 
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Member Duties : VISTA will lead the local SOAR initiative to improve the success of connecting people to federal disability benefits. Through community collaboration and training, the VISTA will increase the number of SOAR applications tracked in the Online Application Tracking (OAT) database from prior year reporting. VISTA will plan and implement the 2019 Unsheltered Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Count including recruiting 75 volunteers, soliciting donations, staff work group and manage the use of GIS applications to accurately count the number of people sleeping outside on a given night. VISTA will facilitate the creation of the community plan to end youth homelessness including managing a group of youth with lived experience of homelessness and their input in the plan.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Homelessness ,  Health ,  Technology . 
 
Skills :
Urban Planning ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Veterans ,  Public Health ,  Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2018-2019 Homeless Continuum of Care Program VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2018  -   08/27/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Accepting Applications
From  05/11/2018  To  08/25/2018 

Contact VISTA Leader
18 N County St
Waukegan   IL   60085
312-939-6074
vista@housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 81159


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