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Austin Family Eldercare Housing Needs VISTA - OneStar
Family Eldercare's Money Management Program offers services for older adults and adults with disabilities that transitions them from homelessness into stable housing and supports them to meet their basic living needs. Recent evidence from "The Emerging Crisis of Aged Homelessness" suggests that people born between 1954-1963 have had an elevated risk of homelessness throughout their lifetime. Now they make up a disproportionate part of the homeless population. These realities make the Housing Needs for Older Adults project an urgent one. The project will immerse the VISTA in research and solutions, and their activities will improve our ability to transition people out of homelessness, enroll people in public benefits, and ultimately serve more people. We serve the most vulnerable people in the community, so we are looking for members ready to face difficult conditions with commitment and fortitude. In return you will receive close mentorship, you will position yourself for a career or an education, and in the end, you will have the satisfaction of empowering people to improve their lives.
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Member Duties : The Housing Needs VISTA will work closely with program leadership and social workers to build infrastructure, develop curriculum, and improve data systems and processes. These activities will culminate in strengthened community engagement and improved service delivery for older adults and adults with disabilities at-risk or experiencing homelessness. The VISTA will engage with the target population and attend community meetings to understand the local context of social services. The member will be tasked with identifying improvements for client assessment tools and program procedures as well as present research findings to Eldercare staff to help better support current and future programming. The member will be tasked with developing new surveys and data measures that are specific to homelessness, so that we can more accurately reflect the needs of this population and the outcomes of services.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Technology ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Veterans ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Social Services ,  Public Health ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization . 
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Austin Family Eldercare Housing Needs VISTA - OneStar

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2020  -   08/02/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  


Accepting Applications
From  12/30/2019  To  07/10/2020 

Contact Claire Rheaume
1700 Rutherford Ln
Austin   TX   78754
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88638