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A Homeless Crisis Response System
 
 
 
This VISTA member will work primarily with local partners in increasing the capacity, collaboration, and effectiveness of specific county plans to address homelessness, along with MDHI support and oversight. Available VISTA opportunities are with: Access Housing working to operationalize their housing focused programming and sustainability and supporting efforts within Adams County; Family Tree supporting their service programming, local and regional collaboration, and data-driven improvements; and Aurora Ready to Work transitional housing program supporting community engagement, volunteers, fundraising and social media communication, across Aurora and the region. VISTAs will serve as county or city-specific capacity building supports as well as liaisons to the Continuum of Care that is MDHI. VISTA is a program to build capacity and expand the scope, reach, and sustainability of projects; they are not direct service with those experiencing homelessness. As part of the project, Homeless Crisis Response System, AmeriCorps VISTA members will collaborate with MDHI and other community partners to support the integration of a regional approach to ending homelessness. This entails local and regional community engagement, supporting agencies to become more effective and sustainable partners within the system while integrating the principles of housing first and person-centered approaches and utilizing data to drive improvement. VISTA Members work with stakeholders and partner organizations to encourage cross-sector collaboration and the build-out of a Homeless Crisis Response system with a goal of ending homelessness in our region and a vision that everyone in Metro Denver has a safe, stable place to call home.
 
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Member Duties : Responsibilities: 1.Work with local partners, including government, non-profit, and faith-based organizations from the area to support collaboration and effectiveness of programming and the supports to end homelessness 2.Improve, expand, and build capacity within systems to address homelessness, and assist in developing new processes to address needs. 3.Work to increase availability of data to support program improvements and decision-making 4.Assist in expansion of the OneHome Coordinated Entry System and Homeless Crisis Response System 5.Act as a liaison at regional planning meetings, OneHome meetings and other regional and local opportunities 6. Participate in monthly regional AmeriCorps VISTA meetings 7.Contribute content and dashboard data for website, social media and community newsletters 8.Support sustainability efforts, including volunteer recruitment and management, grant writing and fundraising 9.Other priorities identified by local site and VISTA member
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*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 :
Veterans ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Homelessness ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Social Services ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
A Homeless Crisis Response System

Program Start/End Date
06/10/2019  -   06/09/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/14/2019  To  06/10/2019 

Contact Diane Howald
711 Park Ave W
Denver   CO   80205
720-388-6857
diane.howald@mdhi.org
www.mdhi.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 83715


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