June 24, 2015 A Safe Haven 2750 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago
June 30, 2015 Southside Office of Concern 202 NE Madison Ave., Peoria
Connect-to-Work is intended for case manager and management-level staff to assist them in creating employment skills programs for persons experiencing or emerging from homelessness. The Matrix was developed by the Supportive Housing Providers Association of Illinois (SHPA) through its Connect to Work project. The Connect to Work project was supported by a grant from the Butler Family Fund and was developed by consultant staff and an Advisory Council of respected researchers and practitioners.
This free training event aims to facilitate employment for the homeless. People do better with housing when they have stable employment. People do better in employment and training programs when they are stably housed. Come learn to help your client become employed and gain seven important lessons about facilitating employment for the homeless.
New Governor, Spring Session, Tight Budget, Big Budget Cuts
DON'T GET ANXIOUS! GET ACTIVE!
|The FY 2016 Budget proposed by the Governor would devastate the human service safety net in Illinois.
- Supportive housing for the homeless would be eliminated and
- Supportive housing for mentally ill individuals would be cut by $9 million.
- 10,300 people would be impacted by this proposal, with an estimated 5,000
- homelessness as a result of this action
- $40 million in federal matching funds previously leveraged by state funding
- would be forfeited and
- Sky-rocketing of Medicaid health service spending would result as thousands
- of individuals lose the
- stability of their supportive housing and begin to seek emergency care at
- hospital emergency rooms,
- are admitted at higher frequency to hospital settings, are placed in nursing
- homes at higher
- frequency and are incarcerated more frequently.
Support a Revenue Solution!
SHPA asks for your supportive of full funding for supportive housing. Advocate with your Lawmakers and ask them to support full funding and to support a revenue solution for the state that will allow for full funding of supportive housing services.
Supportive Housing Providers Association (SHPA) is a strong force of 95 member organizations, individuals, businesses and Continuums of Care across the state of Illinois that provide and promote supportive housing. SHPA’s members daily save over 12,000 men, women, and children from homelessness and unnecessary institutionalization.
Supportive Housing is affordable housing with support services, designed to end homelessness for individuals and families and replace institutional settings for people with disabilities. It gives people a place to call home and support to re-build their lives, in a cost-effective way.
Vote Yes! for Supportive Housing!!
Emergency Solutions Grant - Webinar
The ESG program provides funding to:
(1) engage homeless individuals and families living on the street;
(2) improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families;
(3) help operate these shelters;
(4) provide essential services to shelter residents,
(5) rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families, and
(6) prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless.
Click the link below for the ESG Webinar
2014-10-24 10.00 ESG TRAINING WEBINAR.wmv
Connect to Work (www.ConnectToWork.org)
The Connect-to-Work Matrix was developed by the Supportive Housing providers Association of Illinois (SHPA) through it Connect-to-Work project. The Connect-to-Work project was supported by a grant from the Butler Family Fund. For the project, SHPA hired a consultant and appointed an Advisory Council of respected researchers and practitioners. To create the Matrix SHPA identified, described and categorized more than 80 best and/or promising employment practices. The practices came from model programs, from research and from discussions with experts. These practices were then placed on an interactive website.
The Matrix Guide is intended for management-level staff to assist them in creating employment skills programs for persons experiencing or emerging from homelessness.
Click HERE for the PowerPoint presentation.
Click HERE for the webinar link.
Click HERE to hear personal testimony from Chris.
Click HERE to hear personal testimony from Venus about the program.
Click HERE to hear personal testimony from Antoinette.
Click HERE to see personal testimony from Patricia.
Click HERE and HERE to access the training materials.
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