“Homeless in ColoradoData Driven Solutions” - Housing Colorado by yaofenjin



                          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 
                       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. 
                                               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
                                             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
                                            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,
6. Physical assault (for example, being
attacked, hit slapped, kicked, beaten
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
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
18. Significant alcohol or drug use
19. Incarceration
20. Any other very stressful event or
(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?
        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?
        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?
        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?
        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?
        Your parents were too drunk or high to take care of you or take you to the doctor if you needed
                      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?
       Sometimes, often, or very often kicked, bitten, hit with a fist, or hit with something hard?
       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.


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