today Tues 3-5pm, tune in to AHFE Safety Off the Streets workgroup mtg

Tim McCormick

please join today for 3-5pm monthly, open meeting of the Safety Off the Streets Workgroup, a subcommittee of the Coordinating Board of A Home For Everyone:  
   Google Meet:
   Phone: 1 484-424-4823  (PIN: 661 453 175#)
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Also, we now have an open document to gather info and meeting notes etc about SOS Workgroup: You are welcome to take notes from the  meeting here, this helps out those who can't attend. 

You can add this to your calendar with this Calendar Event (for recurring meeting). This is now on the new PDX Shelter Forum public Google Calendar, which you can subscribe to to get notice of all events like this that we add. 

15 min - 1. Welcome & Introductions - All
45 min - 2. Strategic Planning Engagement - Joshua Bates,Paul Stark
15 min - 3. Severe Weather Response Update Celeste Duvall
15 min - 4. General Updates & Announcements All

Safety Off the Streets Workgroup 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. See 'About SOS'' below for more about it.
"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