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Getting Started in PFS: Assessing the Feasibility Landscape (part 1)

Getting Started in PFS: Assessing the Feasibility Landscape (part 1)

October 24, 2016

In our last blog we laid out the foundation of Pay for Success (PFS) and now we’re ready to start getting into the details of what it takes. And as our title suggests, the first step is assessing the landscape in your community. ‘Feasibility process’ is a term we use to describe the period when communities are determining whether Pay for Success is a good fit for them. As you’ve already seen with the Key Components tool from our previous blog,...

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Unbarred

Unbarred

October 24, 2016

Improving Access to Stable, Permanent Housing for New Yorkers with Criminal Justice Histories The high prevalence of mental health disorders in prisons and jails, the record numbers in our homeless shelters, and growing concerns over the predatory, unsafe three-quarter house industry demand that New York take a hard look at how it addresses the needs of people with a history of incarceration. For the third consecutive year, CSH has worked with several...

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Speak Up! Seeks Participants & Coaches in Illinois

Speak Up! Seeks Participants & Coaches in Illinois

October 21, 2016

The Speak Up! program engages individuals with lived experience of homelessness and provides the tools and support necessary to cultivate personal development, advocacy, and leadership skills. Speak Up! focuses on four areas of development: empowerment, leadership, storytelling and engagement. We are seeking current or former tenants of supportive housing to participate in Speak Up! and help advocate for supportive housing in Illinois and across...

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Subcontracting Opportunity: Issue Expert on Elder Homelessness needed for Direct Technical Assistance

Subcontracting Opportunity: Issue Expert on Elder Homelessness needed for Direct Technical Assistance

October 18, 2016

Description CSH is seeking a subcontractor to provide expertise and editorial support for completion of a product that is under development.  The product is a toolkit that offers content on how to effectively meet the needs of homeless seniors using the supportive housing framework.  The goal of the toolkit is to improve the capacity of Los Angeles-based providers to support older adults as they adjust to supportive housing or as they experience...

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CT Releases NoFA for Supportive Housing for Youth

CT Releases NoFA for Supportive Housing for Youth

October 6, 2016

The Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) recently announced its first round of funding for non-time limited supportive housing for young adults experiencing homelessness, an intervention that CSH and national partners have recommended for youth who face the most significant challenges to a successful transition to adulthood. The funding announcement came after several years of collaborative planning around strengthening the housing continuum for...

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Partnerships Create Family Stability

Partnerships Create Family Stability

October 6, 2016

Deborah De Santis, President and CEO of CSH, was in Beaver Creek Colorado on October 5 to present at the Annual Colorado NOW! Conference. The presentation was part of a panel discussion focused on creating family stability through multi-system partnerships. Deb highlighted the CSH Keeping Families Together model and key partners working with CSH to implement supportive housing for child welfare-involved families through a national ACYF demonstration...

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Everybody Worries About Me

Everybody Worries About Me

October 6, 2016

Everybody Worries About Me The second e-book in the series of Annie's stories -- Everybody Worries About Me -- is now available. This e-book conveys how Annie tackles every-day chores and problems. It explains her concerns and those of her parents and friends, and, most importantly, how she has learned to overcome challenges to take control of her life and live independently. The series of stories about Annie is proudly supported by CSH, the Illinois...

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Washington State Moves Forward to Help People with Pressing Health & Housing Needs

Washington State Moves Forward to Help People with Pressing Health & Housing Needs

October 5, 2016

Vulnerable residents in Washington State received welcomed news this week when the federal government provided preliminary approval for the use of Medicaid dollars to create a supportive housing services benefit as part of an 1115 Waiver, effectively expanding opportunities to help people with the most complex health care and housing needs to access and remain in housing.  “In August of 2014, CSH, in partnership with the Washington Low Income Housing...

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CSH Welcomes Two New Board Members

CSH Welcomes Two New Board Members

October 4, 2016

The CSH Board of Directors has welcomed two new members. Judge Steven Leifman and Qahir Madhany have now joined the Board and are actively participating in the governance, mission and vision of CSH. Judge Steven Leifman Judge Steven Leifman is at the forefront of a public policy movement in the criminal justice system to reduce the number of people with mental illness in prison, and to develop alternative approaches that offer treatment and support...

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Show Me Healthy Housing Update

Show Me Healthy Housing Update

October 4, 2016

The Missouri Foundation for Health pilot program Show Me Healthy Housing continues to expand in size and scope. The effort provides funding to health-related nonprofit agencies for the construction of housing as well as the provision of case management and health care services for their clients. This project is based around the concept of supportive housing, a strategy which is growing in popularity, especially after high-profile successes in places...

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Getting Started in PFS: Assessing the Feasibility Landscape (part 1)

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