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2019-2020 Homeless Continuum of Care Program VISTA
 
 
 
Lake County’s Community Development Division supports vulnerable populations in Lake County through support of organizations creating affordable housing, assisting the homeless and creating welcoming communities. Nearly 1200 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. The coalition's nearly 20 member agencies work together to monitor system performance, identify areas for improvement and develop solutions. The VISTA will work to increase the capacity of this effort by developing systems that can be sustained by volunteers. 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 : Increase the number of residents in homeless housing programs, specifically permanent supportive housing and rapid rehousing, who receive income from Social Security Disability. Plan and facilitate SOAR Fundamentals training twice a year to support ongoing learning for SOAR-trained staff. Provide training and technical assistance to SOAR-trained providers. Facilitate weekly calls for engaged in the online SOAR training to support their certification. Plan and implement the 2020 Unsheltered Homeless Point-in-Time Count with increased technology integration, improved coordination with law enforcement and more sources of information for known locations of unsheltered homeless people. Improve the marketing and communications tools LCCH uses to mobilize the coalition and educate the public.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2019-2020 Homeless Continuum of Care Program VISTA

Program Start/End Date
09/03/2019  -   09/02/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Accepting Applications
From  07/26/2019  To  08/09/2019 

Contact VISTA Leader
500 W Winchester Rd
Libertyville   IL   60048
312-854-3818
vista@housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87416


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