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2019-2020 Community Outreach Liaison VISTA
Housing Forward’s mission is to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability. Since 1992, Housing Forward has been a safety net for those that are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We are committed to providing inventive crisis resolutions while working with likely and unconventional stakeholders to find innovative, structural solutions. In 2015, we broadened our focus and strengthened our partnerships in leading Entry Point, a coordinated effort that standardizes and expedites the process for those needing resources and services in suburban Cook County. The VISTA member will be critical in coordinating the provision of these resources more efficiently and effectively. With the goal to engage local and regional stakeholders in the mission to end homelessness in suburban Cook County, the VISTA will act as a bridge with community stakeholders. The ideal candidate has passion to work with others to improve the wellbeing of people in our society, enthusiasm to develop new skills and dedication to achieve their goals. The ideal candidate will have comfort interacting with new people and the ability to work independently and with group projects. This position is a part of the Housing Action VISTA Network, which is an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive expert training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Learn more about the program at Housing Action’s website.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Enhance community outreach and engagement processes for Entry Point education, and resources in order to improve connection to resources for households experiencing or at-risk of becoming homeless. Organize educational events for community stakeholders. Design, implement and maintain website communications plan that includes regular community and provider newsletters/blogs, training resources and links to social media. Implement process to keep track of the highest need communities and help ensure street outreach teams are engaged and connected to resources in those areas
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Ventra or Metra Pass ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications . 
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2019-2020 Community Outreach Liaison VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/19/2019  -   08/18/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  03/27/2019  To  07/26/2019 

Contact VISTA Leader
1851 S 9th Ave
Maywood   IL   60153
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87410