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2020-2021 Community Outreach Liaison VISTA
 
 
 
The mission of the Alliance to End Homelessness is to strive to eliminate homelessness in suburban Cook County through coordination and maximization of available resources to assist homeless individuals and families. The Alliance serves as a leader and convener of community-based endeavors to coordinate the efforts of homeless service providers, affordable housing developers, local governments, foundations, and the private sector to prevent and end homelessness. The Alliance leads the suburban Cook County Continuum of Care (CoC), a network of organizations working to prevent and end homelessness in the region. Entry Point, the coordinated entry system for suburban Cook County, standardizes and expedites the process for those needing resources and services. The VISTA member will be critical in coordinating the provision of these resources more efficiently. With the goal to engage the local and regional stakeholders in the mission to end homelessness, the VISTA will act as a bridge with community stakeholders. In addition, the VISTA member will engage people who have experienced homelessness, with a focus on youth homelessness, to identify ways to strengthen our homeless services system. An ideal candidate will be passionate about working with others to end homelessness. 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 customized 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. This position can start in June, July, or August. Speak to your interviewer for more details.
 
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Member Duties : 1. Research and develop strategies to embed the voice of people with lived experience into all communication materials and outreach efforts, with a focus on engaging members of the Youth Action Boards. 2. Craft and maintain website communications plan that includes regular communication to community stakeholders, donors, and providers. 3. Review communication methods and training materials and incorporate culturally competent and trauma-informed language, as well as ensure materials are accessibility to people of all abilities. 4. Organize 3 regional outreach blitz events and increase involvement of community volunteers in outreach activities to educate and engage community stakeholders who may encounter individuals experiencing homelessness. 5. Systematize process to keep track of the highest need communities and gaps in outreach to ensure street outreach teams are strategically employing their outreach efforts to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Ventra or Metra Pass . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2020-2021 Community Outreach Liaison VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/17/2020  -   08/16/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2020  To  08/15/2020 

Contact VISTA Leader
4415 Harrison St
Hillside   IL   60162
312-939-6074
vista@housingactionil.org
www.housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94514


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