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Thursday, August 23, 2012 our 2012 FORUM Series Continues “Homeless in Colorado: Data Driven Solutions” At The Colorado Municipal League Special Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor TODAY’S AGENDA 3:00pm Sara Reynolds, Executive Director, Housing Colorado Darla Goddard, Director of Real Estate and Development, InnovAge and Chair, Housing Colorado Board of Directors Colorado State Representative Daniel Kagan, Housing Colorado Legislator of the Year 3:08 Moderator Alison George, Manager of Housing Programs, Colorado Division of Housing 3:10 Panelist Presentations and Discussion Gary Sanford, Advisor on Homeless Initiatives, Office of Community Partnerships, Gov. John Hickenlooper Mandy Graves May, Director of Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Bryce Hach, Executive Director, Homeward 2020 Lori Rosendahl, Chief Operating Officer, Grand Junction Housing Authority Jennifer Lopez, Executive Director, Regional Housing Alliance of La Plata County 4:05 Audience Questions and Answers Moderated By Alison George 4:28 Concluding Program Remarks 4:30 Educational Portion Adjourns. Please Meet Us at "The Living Room" for Networking & Conversation PLEASE MOVE VEHICLES FROM THE CML Lot TO ON STREET PARKING NEAR The Living Room, 1055 Broadway, Denver 5:30pm Networking Portion Adjourns. Thank you for joining Housing Colorado for this 2012 Forum Series Event Presenting Panelists: Gary Sanford, Advisor on Homeless Initiatives, Office of Community Partnerships, Gov. John Hickenlooper Gary Sanford is Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s Advisor in the areas of housing and homelessness. Gary as over 30 years of experience working with homeless and at‐risk populations in over 30 states and two foreign countries, and is founding Executive Director of Urban Peak, a drop‐in center for homeless youth in Denver. Gary has a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Colorado at Denver with emphasis in Organization Development. Mandy May, Director of Program Evaluations and Quality Assurance, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Mandy Graves May is the Director of Evaluation and Quality Assurance at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. She received her Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2007. Prior to employment at CCH, Mandy was the Director of Training and Outreach in the Behavioral Health and Wellness Program at the CU School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. She currently serves as the President of the Organization for Program Evaluation in Colorado. Lori Rosendahl, Chief Operating Officer, Grand Junction Housing Authority Lori Rosendahl has worked for the Grand Junction Housing Authority for twelve years. She started her career with GJHA as a Housing Specialist and is now the Chief Operating Officer. Lori currently is responsible for oversight of the Supportive Services, Property Management, Maintenance, Eligibility and Voucher Teams. Jennifer Lopez, Executive Director, Regional Housing Alliance of La Plata County Graduate of Fort Lewis College, Jennifer was hired in 2006 as Executive Director of the Regional Housing Alliance (RHA) of La Plata County in Durango, Colorado. Jennifer has worked in the field of community development for more than eleven years. She studied Community and Regional Planning at the University of New Mexico, and received her MCRP in 2000. Jennifer lives in the Animas Valley with her husband Chris and their two children, Arabellae and James, where she takes advantage of running trails in the valley to train for upcoming half‐marathons. Bryce Hach, Executive Director, Homeward 2020 ‐ Fort Collins Bryce is the director of Homeward 2020, the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness in Fort Collins, Colorado. Bryce grew up and Loveland and attended Colorado College. After teaching with Teach For America in the Mississippi Delta, the CORO Fellowship in Public Policy leadership and graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University, Bryce returned to Colorado to head up a foundation in science education in 2004. In 2009, Bryce became director of Homeward 2020. Bryce, his wife Sarah and their daughter, Ivy, live in Fort Collins. During non‐working hours, Bryce enjoys getting out in nature, reading, exercise, sports & science fiction films. Moderated by Alison George, Manager of Housing Programs, Colorado Division of Housing Alison George serves the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing (DOH), as its Housing Programs Manager, where she administers all Division of Housing grant and loan programs throughout the state of Colorado from initial application through the long term management of the programs and housing assets. Alison has over 15 years of experience developing tax credit affordable housing and administering affordable housing state and federal funds. Colorado’s Vulnerability Index www.coloradocounts.org Communities working to house Coloradans in need www.100khomes.org Made possible by grants from BP and Vectra Bank Colorado, and support from Community Solutions A collaboration between communities, governments, and the Office of Governor John W. Hickenlooper What is vulnerable? Colorado will register as the fifth state with the 100,000 Homes Campaign. Self-identified regions with existing collaborative efforts to address Life threatening health issues homelessness will begin hosting the VI. Utilizing trained community Behaviors or circumstances which volunteers, we will actively seek out and survey those who are, or at risk of jeopardize health, life and/or housing becoming homeless. We will be able to understand their housing and At-risk for system involvement health needs. Our intent is to connect those identified as most vulnerable Frequent user of emergency services to needed services within their communities. 6. CONTINUE TO 1. RESOURCE HOUSE THOSE IDENTIFICATION & IN NEED DEVELOPMENT Refine methods and partnerships Line up resources 5. IDENTIFY Colorado 2. MOBILIZE SUCCESS, GAPS Counts LOCAL PARTNERS & BARRIERS Promote collaboration Lessons learned Streamline access Strategic vision 4. TRIAGE TEAM 3. VULNERABILITY INDEX Convene decision Mobilize volunteers to makers to access assess needs resources for most in need Benefits for Colorado Benefits for regions Increase info & data of specific needs Tool to develop local/regional strategies and priorities Identify barriers & gaps to services Prepare for strategic investments Identify needed changes to policies Increase political and community will Align with national priorities Increase overall awareness of extent of issues and needs Increase state/regional collaborations Mobilize stakeholders at local level to strategically and cost- through innovative initiatives effectively address issues Obtain measurable outcomes State government and consultant to support local efforts Prioritize housing solutions for veterans, families, youth Information about needs/barriers will position regions for and others in need future government funding and private investments Life Events Checklist (Revised) Listed below are a number of difficult or stressful things that sometimes happen to people. For each event check one or more of the boxes to the right to indicate that: (a) it happened to you personally, (b) you witnessed it happen to someone else, (c) you learned about it happening to someone close to you, (d) you’re not sure if it fits or (e) it doesn’t apply to you. Be sure to consider your entire life (growing up as well as adulthood) as you go through the list of events. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Happened Witnessed Learned Doesn’t Event to me it about it Not Sure apply 1. Natural disaster (for example, flood, hurricane, tornado, earthquake) 2. Fire or explosion 3. Transportation accident (for example, car accident, boat accident, train wreck, plane crash) 4. Serious accident at work, home, or during recreational activity 5. Exposure to toxic substance (for example, dangerous chemicals, radiation) 6. Physical assault (for example, being attacked, hit slapped, kicked, beaten up) 7. Assault with a weapon (for example, being shot, stabbed, threatened with a knife, gun, bomb) 8. Sexual assault (rape, attempted rape, made to perform any type of sexual act through force or threat of harm) 9. Other unwanted or uncomfortable sexual experience 10. Combat or exposure to a war-zone (in the military or as a civilian) 11. Captivity (for example, being kidnapped, abducted, held hostage, prisoner of war) 12. Life-threatening illness or injury 13. Severe human suffering 14. Sudden, violent death (for example, homicide, suicide) 15. Sudden, unexpected death of someone close to you 16. Serious injury, harm, or death you caused to someone else 17. Significant depression or mental illness 18. Significant alcohol or drug use issues 19. Incarceration 20. Any other very stressful event or experience. (Developed by the National Center for PTSD; Adapted for use at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, 07/2011) Finding Your ACE Score While you were growing up, during your first 18 years of life: 1. Did a parent or other adult in the household often or very often… Swear at you, insult you, put you down, or humiliate you? or Act in a way that made you afraid that you might be physically hurt? Yes No If yes enter 1 ________ 2. Did a parent or other adult in the household often or very often… Push, grab, slap, or throw something at you? or Ever hit you so hard that you had marks or were injured? Yes No If yes enter 1 ________ 3. Did an adult or person at least 5 years older than you ever… Touch or fondle you or have you touch their body in a sexual way? or Attempt or actually have oral, anal, or vaginal intercourse with you? Yes No If yes enter 1 ________ 4. Did you often or very often feel that … No one in your family loved you or thought you were important or special? or Your family didn’t look out for each other, feel close to each other, or support each other? Yes No If yes enter 1 ________ 5. Did you often or very often feel that … You didn’t have enough to eat, had to wear dirty clothes, and had no one to protect you? or Your parents were too drunk or high to take care of you or take you to the doctor if you needed it? Yes No If yes enter 1 ________ 6. Were your parents ever separated or divorced? Yes No If yes enter 1 ________ 7. Was your mother or stepmother: Often or very often pushed, grabbed, slapped, or had something thrown at her? or Sometimes, often, or very often kicked, bitten, hit with a fist, or hit with something hard? or Ever repeatedly hit at least a few minutes or threatened with a gun or knife? Yes No If yes enter 1 ________ 8. Did you live with anyone who was a problem drinker or alcoholic or who used street drugs? Yes No If yes enter 1 ________ 9. Was a household member depressed or mentally ill, or did a household member attempt suicide? Yes No If yes enter 1 ________ 10. Did a household member go to prison? Yes No If yes enter 1 _______ Now add up your “Yes” answers: _______ This is your ACE Score. 092406RA4CR
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