today 3-5pm: tune in to Safety Off the Streets Workgroup of AHFE, public meeting

Tim McCormick

today 3-5om is the monthly, open meeting of the Safety Off the Streets Workgroup, a subcommittee of the Coordinating Board of A Home For Everyone:

SOS Workground is the shelter, immediate-response focused part, and advisory group, of the county homelessness administrative authority (A Home For Everyone). So it's a key place, in terms of funding / general policy, where many of us in PDX Shelter Forum might engage given our interests here -- at least according to some officials we talk to. It's probably a good place to engage and learn, but as usual it's an open question how much a workgroup or advisory board shapes the actual decisions. (the real meeting is not the public one, etc). See 'About SOS'' below for more about it. 


   (this seems to be standing, i.e. the same link every month)
CONFERENCE CALL: DIAL: 1 484-424-4823
PIN: 661 453 175#


15 min 1. Welcome & Introductions - All
10 min 2. AHFE Strategic Planning Update - Joshua Bates, Paul Stark
20 min 3. Vaccine Distribution Update - Marc Jolin
30 min 4. Metro Supportive Housing Services (SHS) Program
Investment Plan Walkthrough - Nui Bezaire
30 min 5. Severe Weather Outreach & Shelter Updates - Celeste Duvall,
JOHS Staff
15 min 6. Updates & Announcements - All

Next meeting: Tuesday February 16th, 3-5pm
[put it on your calendar now!  consider proposing to present on something].

"In October 2014, the Safety off the Streets Workgroup was created as a subcommittee of the Coordinating Board and charged with developing an action plan, that prioritized strategies for increasing options for safety and a good night’s sleep, such that no women, children, or adults with disabilities have to sleep on the streets of Multnomah County by January 2017. The action plan includes policy and funding recommendations from the workgroup’s analysis of the need and what it would take to build a system to begin to address that need. [...]

"Going forward, the Safety off the Streets Workgroup will oversee implementation of shelter development, coordinated entry, best practices strategy, monitor new shelter initiatives, develop public spaces engagement/management strategies, oversee severe weather response, oversee development and implementation of street and shelter count methodology, and shape safety off the streets related budget recommendations."

Tim McCormick
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative
Portland, Oregon 

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