SF Project Homeless Connect by jennyyingdi


									1. SF Project Homeless Connect

“The Original
    San Francisco – Objectives
                             • Improve the system of care
• Improve access to            by creating opportunities
  services and housing         for collaboration and
  for homeless San             sharing of best practices
  Franciscans                  among San Francisco's
• Engage and increase          homeless provider
  the collaborative            community.
  involvement of homeless • Leverage private,
  consumers, business,         corporate and foundation
  non-profit community,        money and in-kind
  and individual volunteers    support to augment city
  to work together to create   efforts to increase
  solutions to                 housing options and
  homelessness.                build service capacity for
                               homeless San Franciscans
  San Francisco – Who leads?
• PHC established in
  2004 in Mayor Gavin
  Newsom’s Office
• Moved to SF
  Department of Public
  – SF unique case
    because city and
    county overlap
  San Francisco – Who leads?
• SF Department of Public Health (SFDPH)
  coordinates SF Project Homeless Connect
• Event staffed by paid SFDPH employees and
• Events occur on weekdays, so SFDPH
  employees and corporate volunteers can attend
• Costs approximately $300,000 annually to
  maintain SFDPH PHC staff
  – Money apportioned by city
  San Francisco – Who Funds?
• Costs:                    • Purchases:
  – Annual cost of 6 bi-      –   Volunteer T-shirts
    monthly events is         –   PR for event
    approx. $4 million        –   Subsidized DMV ID’s
  – 90% of costs defrayed     –   Security
    by volunteers and in-
    kind donations            –   Staffing
  – $20,000-$25,000
    budgeted by SFDPH
    per event
     San Francisco – Where?
• SFDPH pays to venues to allow them to
  hold PHC events
• Moscone Center, Bill Graham Civic
  Auditorium, various locations in Hunter’s
• SF has extra clout because PHC is
  Newsom’s pet project; alas, not the case
  in Marin
       2. Berkeley
“A More
       Berkeley -- Objectives
• Target transition-age homeless youth prevalent
  in Berkeley
  – build awareness about transition-age youth
• Trying to increase awareness about transition-
  age youth rather then promote/provide services
  at events
  – Maybe Marin could use a similar hybrid approach;
    promote awareness about Marin’s homeless, who are
    largely invisible, and connect those same homeless
    w/ services
       Berkeley – Who leads?
• Project run through
  Mayor Tom Bates’
• City, not county
• Similar to San
        Berkeley – Who Funds?
• Total cost less than $4,000           • 2. Public Funding:
   – mostly funds for buying T-            – City of Berkeley Housing
     shirts for volunteers and flyers        Authority allocated $3,000;
     for promoting event                   – other funds from private
• 1. Donations: Individual and
   – space, food, and time donated
     by businesses and individuals
   – restaurants donated meals
     and catered events
   – Bayer donated $700 worth of
     backpacks filled w/ medical
          Berkeley – Where?
• Space donated by
  different businesses
• Berkeley takes
  whatever is offered;
  more along the lines
  of our Project
  Homeless Connect
         3. San Jose
“A Similar
        San Jose -- Objectives
• Long-Term:                 • Short-Term:
• create relationships       • participants get what
  between those in need of     they need to survive
  housing services with        another day on the
  agencies providing those     streets: warm
  services                     clothing, a hearty
• help the chronically         lunch, a flu
  homeless find                vaccination, a dental
  permanent housing and        exam, even a haircut
     San Jose – Who Leads?
• Housed within City of   • Connect with County
  San Jose Department       of Santa Clara to
  of Housing                utilize existing social
• City Employees staff      service agencies:
  events along with         public health, legal
  volunteers                aid, food stamps
                          • State (DMV) and
                            Feds (Social Security)
                            chip in as well
 San Jose -- Who Funds? How Is
         PHC Funded?
• City budgets      • A. Fundraisers: ask local
                      restaurants to have “PHC
  $15,000-$17,000     night” and donate percent of
                      proceeds to PHC
  per event         • B. Silent Auction: ask private
                      enterprises for donations in
• Events held         name of PHC and auction
  semi-annually     • C. Donations: County
                      employees (two months in
                      advance) donate care
                      items/clothes for care
                       – Employees assemble
                         packages week before and
                         distribute at event as extra
                 San Jose -- Cost
• A. Location: often,                 • C. T-Shirts for volunteers
  largest cost; up to $7,000             – $1.50 per shirt
  per event if not donated               – Extremely popular
   – SJ asks City Manager to          • D. Bus Tokens: to
     arrange use of large               transport homeless to
     convention center twice per
     year; service 500 people           and from event
     per event                           – Pay city transit authority up
                                           to $7,000
• B. Services: exclusive
  service providers within            • E. Food: must go through
  venues                                venue’s caterer
   – Internet ($2,000); electricity      – Breakfast ($5,800 for 300
     ($1,500); phones ($1,000)             people); Lunch donated,
                                           yet can cost up to $15,000
4. Oakland
“A Close Match”
         Oakland -- Objectives
• Use PHC as an                 • Provide medical and
                                  psychological services,
  outreach and                    social services, benefits,
  engagement tool to              housing referrals and
                                  other services to
  the homeless                    homeless persons.
  population                      Project Homeless
                                  Connect events would be
  – Often, homeless persons       used as an outreach tool
    are reluctant to engage       and taken to the
    with mainstream services,     community to engage
    and are more likely to        chronic homeless
    access the outreach           persons
    services provided through
    PHC events.
      Oakland – Who Leads?
• Project Homeless
  Connect run out of
  City of Oakland
  – housed in Department
    of Health and Human
   Cost?                        Who Funds?
• Project Homeless           • Rely largely on donations
  Connect events cost an     • PHC events are funded
  average of $17,500 per       for FY 2007-2009 by
  event                        Community Development
• Helpful to utilize same      Block Grants (CDBG)
  county agencies that         from district boards in the
  coordinate services to       North Oakland and
  gain contacts for events     Eastlake Districts
                                – CDBG’s are federal (Dept.
                                  of Housing and Urban
                                  Development) grants
                                  administered by local
     Oakland – Specific Costs
• Food: $1,500/event       • T-shirts for
  – Homeless and             volunteers: cost
    volunteers fed           $3/shirt
  – had warm stew (cost      – volunteers loved T-
    $2/meal); sandwiches       shirts, especially
    worked as well             because unpaid
  – transitional housing
    staff handled
      Oakland – Specific Costs
• Volunteer Coordinator:
  paid $3,500 to coordinate
  each event
   – Duties:
      • answered phones,
        created flyers and
        business cards
      • business cards handed
        out by cops to homeless --
        effective way to promote
      • flyers donated by printing
        Oakland – Where?

• 1. Outdoors         • 2. Storefront
 – Rented tents for     – Vacant storefront
   $8,500                 donated by city
 – Serviced 200           for day
   people               – Serviced 560
        Oakland – Where?

• 3. Indoors
  – Paid St. Vincent
    de Paul $5,000
    for one-time use
  – Serviced 500
5. Bi-National Health
     “A Marin Model”
      Bi-National -- Objectives
• promote community-based solutions for
  health promotion, disease prevention, and
  increased access to health services
• disseminating and exchanging important
  health information with community members
  and service providers
• to share referrals and familiarize participants
  with local resources
   Bi-National – Who Leads?
• Bi-National Health Week run through
  Marin County Department of Health and
  Human Services and Board of Supervisors
  – Use service provider contacts w/in
    department and county to organize
    participants and volunteer lists
  – Health and Human Services staff events
       Bi-National – Where?
• Held six events in different Marin areas
  last year
• Cost of each event ranged from $3,000-
• Largest expenses included:
  immunizations, food, and printing/flyers for
         Bi-National -- Expenses
• 1. Food: $500 per event –          • 4. Screening Materials:
  served 200-600 people,               $300 from HHS
  depending on location of
  event                              • 5. Dental Follow-Up
   – Funding Source: First 5 Grant     Clinic: $500 from HHS
• 2. Immunizations: $1,400           • 6. Giveaways: use
  per event                            incentive to attract more
   – Funding Source: Healthy           people; $300 from First 5
     Marin Partnership
• 3. Printing: costs up to
   – Funding Source: Health and
     Human Services (HHS)
                    Final Thoughts
•   1. Objectives are key to         • 3. Budget specificity and
    framing project                    location are important
    –   Every PHC has clearly           – Need to know how and
        stated objectives; help           where to most efficiently
        concentrate political will        allocate resources,
        and tailor events to              especially during initial
        specific group                    stages when resources are
•   2. Find a place to make               scarce
    this sustainable
    –   Possibly entails
        “volunteer coordinator”

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