WCICCC Steering Committee Conference Call
October 14, 2010, 10:30 a.m.
Kate (Lewis) Audette, St. Louis VAMC PRRC (Morgan/Scott)
Barb Baker, Congressman Schock's Office (Jacksonville)
Barb Baker Chapin, Transitions of Western Illinois (Quincy)
Anne Dixon, Western Illinois Regional Council (Macomb)
Julie Entrup, YWCA of Quincy
Cheryl Esselman, Two Rivers Regional Council (Quincy)
Glenda Farkas, West Central Illinois Center for Independent Living (Quincy)
Cynthia Grawe, Madonna House (Quincy)
Lori Hall, Prairieland United Way (Jacksonville)
Tammi Longergan, MCS Community Services (Jacksonville)
Susan Nash, Western Illinois Regional Council (Macomb)
Lori Sutton, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs/WIU (Macomb)
Judy VanAman, St. Louis VAMC PRRC (Morgan/Scott)
1. Welcome (Glenda Farkas)
2. Service Provider Update/Personnel Changes
a. Homeless Prevention and Rapid-Rehousing Program (HPRP) Update (Two Rivers
Regional Council, MCS Community Services, and Western Illinois Regional Council)
i. Two Rivers Regional Council (Cheryl Esselman): HPRP funds are expended in
Schuyler County. Adams County has taken some additional applications, but they
feel they have enough in that area. Brown and Pike counties has a little money
left, should have applications to expend their pots of HPRP funds.
ii. MCS Community Services (Tammi Lonergan): Still have HPRP funds left. They
are updating files to include form they need to add to the client files.
iii. Western Illinois Regional Council (Suzan Nash): WIRC has spent their money
and they just have funds left for case management.
b. Housing/Shelter Service Providers
i. YWCA (Julie Entrup): The YWCA has one opening they are trying to fill.
ii. Madonna House (Cynthia Grawe): Madonna House is currently full.
iii. Western Illinois Regional Council (Suzan Nash): WIRC was able to move their
HUD CoC funded units into River Run in Macomb. They had to decrease the
number of units from four to three when they shifted to the new units from the
Housing Authority units. The units are full.
iv. MCS Community Services (Tammi Lonergan): Transitional Housing is full. The
DV center in Jacksonville gave them notice that their funding has been cut and
will need to close the center for a couple of months.
c. Other Service Providers
i. The St. Louis VA Medical Center, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery
Center (Kate Audette): The St. Louis Homeless Program has 146 beds for the
past year and 95 HUD VASH vouchers that are portable. Their program includes
9 counties in Missouri and 14 in Illinois, b. Morgan and Scott are the counties in
our region that are part of their program. Their program wants to see what needs
there are for the veterans in Morgan and Scott counties. The VASH vouchers
need to be within a 50 mile radius of their office, which may be out of our area.
There is also another program for individuals that have VA loans and are having
trouble with their payments. The VA will work with the individuals, rather than
the client loosing the housing. Contact Info: email@example.com
3. CoC Grant/Business
a. CoC Grant due Nov. 18, 2010. There are two agencies (MCS Community Services and
QUANADA) that are interested in applying for the permanent housing bonus. HUD has
changed the criteria, which has given us the opportunity to apply. Need to develop a
schedule to let Exhibit 2 agencies when they need to have the information submitted to
the grant. HUD suggests submitting the application at least 48 hours before the due date.
A selection committee will be rating each proposal to see which agency will be asked to
move ahead. The selection committee includes Barb Baker Chapin and Suzan Nash. The
evaluation matrix is based on the 2006 version of the matrix, updated with HUD’s new
initiatives. A copy of the matrix will be sent with the minutes. The two agencies will
submit a summary of their project by October 19.
b. Atlanta, GA HMIS/HEARTH Conference: Glenda Farkas, Mary Muehlenfeld, Tammi
Lonergan, and Lori Sutton attended the conference the last week in September. June 22,
2015 is when HUD plans to end chronic homelessness. One area we will need to look at
if our CoC will have a unified funding source versus our current structure where the three
agencies receive the funds.
The HPRP funds will be integrated into the Emergency Solution Grant (ESG). HUD has
not released the regulations, so DCEO couldn’t give us guidance on how the process will
work in the future. The ESG providers in our region are: Madonna House, Salvation
Army, and Quanada in Quincy; and Samaritan Well in Macomb. The current HPRP fund
recipients are: MCS in Jacksonville; WIRC in Macomb, and TRRC in Quincy. According
to DCEO, the current regulations would allow MCS to apply, which was the example I
posed to the individual at DCEO. The ESG providers are eventually suppose to enter
information into the HMIS. On October 20, there is a webinar with the ESG providers to
clarify the situation. Suzan Nash noted that there is also a HPRP monitoring
The federal programs are working together to coordinate services. The HEARTH Act
will have more local control. The 3 CoC grants will be merged into one grant.
4. 6th Annual Area 3 Homeless Symposium (see brochure)
a. October 29, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the University Union, Western Illinois University,
Macomb, IL. Please RSVP by October 22.
b. The symposium will offer a unique professional development opportunity for district
liaisons, administrators, counselors, and social service providers. The day will offer a
chance to meet area service providers and develop collaborative strategies for serving
homeless children and youth.
c. CPDU and CEU credits will be available.
5. Restart regional full continuum meetings
a. November 18, MCS Community Services in Jacksonville with John Egans from Illinois
Department of Children and Family Services discussing the Youth Housing Assistance
Program (via conference call). The St. Louis VA Medical Center, Psychosocial
Rehabilitation and Recovery Center will also go over their information.
b. February 10, 2011 Full Continuum Meeting/Conference Call – Western Illinois Regional
Council in Macomb.
c. May 12, 2011 Full Continuum Meeting/Conference Call – YWCA of Quincy, with guest
speaker Debbi Reed, Director of Chaddock, a residential treatment program for children.
d. August 2011, 2nd Annual ROE Homeless Liaisons / Homeless Shelter Providers meeting,
hosted by Eileen Worthington, ROE in Macomb.
6. Other Business
a. Family Unification Program, e-mail from John Egan (handout)
b. Supportive Housing Providers Association (SHPA), Annual Meeting, October 19, 2010,
Springfield. (see brochure)
c. Corporation for Supportive Housing, Supportive Housing Institute, October 27, 2010,
Bloomington. (see e-mail handout)
d. HUD’s Peer-to-Peer in Springfield was attended by Anne Dixon, Tammi Lonergan, and
7. Meeting Schedule:
a. November 18, 2010 Full Continuum Meeting/Conference Call, MCS Community
Services, Jacksonville, IL
b. January 13, 2011 Steering Committee Conference Call
c. February 10, 2011 Full Continuum Meeting/Conference Call, Western Illinois Regional
Council, Macomb, IL
d. March 10, 2011 Steering Committee Conference Call
e. April 14, 2011 Steering Committee Conference Call
f. May 12, 2011 Full Continuum Meeting/Conference Call, YWCA of Quincy
g. August 2011, ROE Homeless Liaisons / Homeless Shelter Providers meeting, Regional
Office of Education, Macomb, IL
h. September, 2011 HUD Peer-to-Peer, date and location TBA
Helping the Pieces Fall Into Place For more information, contact: _______________________
Eileen Worthington - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please RSVP no later than Friday, Lynn Hererra - email@example.com
October 22, by fax, or e-mail. Regional Office of Education #26 – Hancock/McDonough
130 S. Lafayette – Suite 200
Hellpiing tthe Piieces
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Macomb, IL 61455 Falll IIntto Pllace
Fa n o P ace
309/837-4821 Phone - 309/837-2887 Fax
__________________________________ Kristie Parkins – KC-Parkins@wiu.edu _______________________
Name Department of Social Work - Horrabin Rm. 8
1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455 6ttth Annuall Arrea 3
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309-298-1071 Phone - 309-298-1601 Fax
__________________________________ _________ ____ _________
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Home ess Sympos um
District or Agency
__________________________________ This program is presented by the
Mailing Address Area 3 Homeless Liaison Project,
Regional Office of Education #26 – Hancock/McDonough,
__________________________________ in partnership with the
City, State, Zip Department of Social Work,
College of Education
__________________________________ and Human Services,
Phone Western Illinois University.
__________________________________ Regional Office of Education
E-Mail #26 - Hancock/McDonough
John Meixner, Regional Superintendent
Eric Bryan, Asst. Regional Superintendent
Eileen Worthington, Area 3 Lead &
I am requesting: ____ CPDUs (4) Director Op Ed Programs
____ CEUs _______________________
Social Work license # (If requesting CEUs)
Please return by October 22, to: John Tracy, Ph.D., Chairperson, October 29, 2010
Eileen Worthington Department of Social Work University Union
firstname.lastname@example.org Western Illinois University
ROE #26 – Hancock/McDonough Nick DiGrino, Ph.D. Dean, Macomb, Illinois
130 S. Lafayette – Suite 200 Rori Carson, Ph.D. Asst. Dean,
Macomb, IL 61455
309/837-4821 Phone College of Education & Human Services
309/837-2887 Fax Western Illinois University
Registration & Refreshments
- ISBE Panel Presentation - 8:00 – 8:30 Sandburg Lounge
Sharon Neely - Principal Consultant Opening Session
Vicki Hodges - Principal Consultant 8:30 – 9:15 Sandburg Theatre
SIS - Student Information System Breakout Sessions
Howard Hamel, ISBE
9:30 – 12:00
Keynote – Dr. John Tracy
12:30 – 1:30 - Sandburg Theatre
Best Practices: Title I, Funding, Reporting & Special
CPDUs or CEUs * Available following keynote
Krista Kuntz, ROE #46 Homeless Liaisons PARKING
Jessica Crawford, ROE #46 Parking will be available at the University
Services Parking Lot, University Drive, next
Continuums of Care: to the Western Illinois Credit Union. The
Assessing Needs & Providing Services GoWest Bus ‘GREEN’ will be available in the
Glenda Farkas, West Central Illinois Center for Independent parking lot every 5 minutes to take
Living you to the University Union, starting at 7:30 a.m.
- Keynote - Communicating With Families of (http://www.wiu.edu/about/maps/campusMap.pdf)
Dr. John Tracy Very Young Learners
Gina Ruther, Illinois Head Start State Collaboration Director
Dr. John Tracy addresses educational issues faced by
a homeless child through the eyes of that child in him. A Educating Your District Liaison
homeless child until the age of 10, John was taken from Kim Gehrke, Asst. Director Area 5, ROE #3
his family and put into the juvenile system in the State
Homeless Students With IEPs
of Iowa until the age of 22. John’s educational journey,
Leyona Wiley, Assistant Director
like that of all children, cannot be separated from his life
West Central Illinois Special Education Coop
experience and worldview. Now, Department Chair of
Social Work at Western Illinois, John has earned 4 Homeless Youth: The Rest of the Story
degrees; BS in education, MA in counseling and Judge Patricia Walton
guidance; an MSW, and a PhD in Education and
Human Resource Studies (interdisciplinary with social From Shelter to School
work). John has 32 years of practice experience, which Darla Haley, Springfield CUSD #186
includes Jr. & Sr. High School teaching and counseling, Kathy Cisco, Dubois Elementary
child welfare, at risk youth, mental health, forensic Tonya Payne, Contact Ministries
therapist, senior therapist, and program development
and administration. Additionally, he has taught at the SIS: Student Information System
university level for 6 and one half years. He holds Howard Hamel, ISBE
lifetime teaching credentials and a LCSW.
Looking at Homelessness:
An Administrative Perspective
Rob Houchin, Regional Superintendent
ROE #53 - Tazewell
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Family Unification Program
From : John Egan (DCFS) <John.J.Egan@illinois.gov> Wed, Oct 13, 2010 04:19 PM
Subject : Family Unification Program
To : LA-Sutton@wiu.edu
I am writing about a wonderful program called the Family Unification Program (FUP). It provides housing choice vouchers to families who are in danger of being placed in or cannot be returned home from
foster care due to inadequate housing. It also provides vouchers for youth who have aged out of foster care and lack adequate housing. Obviously DCFS is interested in working with local housing authorities
to apply for the program. This year, they request that we receive the support of the local Continuum of Care when applying for the vouchers. Should your local housing authority apply for funding, we would
be seeking that support.
The local housing authority applies for and administers FUP vouchers. I have already reached out to every housing authority in Illinois asking them to apply for funding. I am waiting for their response. I
hope you will support our efforts to apply for funding from the program for your community. Although the program can only assist families and youth involved with the child welfare system, it still can help
prevent or end homelessness for families and youth who are at risk of becoming, or currently, homeless. Further information on the program can be found at www.nchcw.org. I have also provided some
information from the National Center on Housing and Child Welfare on the program below.
Family Unification Program NOFA has been released
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has given public housing authorities nationwide until December 1, 2010 to apply for $15 million in new Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers for
the Family Unification Program (FUP). FUP provides families involved with the child welfare system with permanent housing and supportive services in order to safely reunite them with their children. FUP
requires housing authorities to work in partnership with local child welfare organizations to find eligible families, reunite them, and provide ongoing services to help them build safe and stable lives for their
children. FUP vouchers are also available to help foster youth transition to adulthood from foster care.
A copy of the latest Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is attached to this email or you can click here. Please visit www.NCHCW.org for more information about the Family Unification Program. The NOFA
is also available at www.grants.gov. All current and potential FUP sites are encouraged to attend the NCHCW FUP training conference November 15-16, 2010 to learn more about applying for funding and
how to create successful FUP partnerships.
Family Unification Program Conference in Washington DC, November 15 and 16
We look forward to seeing all PHAs and their partner agencies at the upcoming FUP training conference, Keeping Families Together and Safe, here in DC November 15-16 to learn about applying for and
administering a successful FUP partnership. Registration materials and additional information are attached. Visit www.NCHCW.org for more information about FUP and our upcoming conference.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
John Cheney Egan
IDCFS Office of Housing and Cash Assistance
100 W. Randolph, Chicago IL 60601
312 814-1878 (ph) 312 814-7134 (fax)
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Illinois Institute Finale Invitation
From : Janis York <email@example.com> Thu, Sep 30, 2010 10:56 AM
Subject : Illinois Institute Finale Invitation 1 attachment
To : LA-Sutton@wiu.edu
September 30, 2010
West Central Illinois CoC
Institute for Rural Affairs
511 Stipes Hall Western Illinois University 1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 0
Please join us as a panel of key funders and advocates of permanent supportive housing review and critique presentations from the fourth graduating class of CSH Illinois’ Supportive Housing Institute:
Opening New Doors. Eight teams from around the State of Illinois will be unveil their plans to develop permanent supportive housing for the diverse populations they serve and who face significant barriers to
When: Wednesday, October 27th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Eastland Suites & Conference Center, Bloomington, IL
The combined efforts of this year’s Opening New Doors participants represents a development pipeline of over 300 units of supportive housing for homeless individuals, families, and youth, many of whom have
been homeless for years due to severe mental illness and other disabling conditions. The panel will provide guidance to these project sponsors to increase their competitiveness for local, state, federal and private
funding opportunities, and build the capacity of Illinois’ supportive housing industry. It is our hope that you can lend us your expertise as part of the presentations.
The enclosed provides additional information regarding the final project presentations. To confirm your availability to attend, please RSVP to Janis York at 312-332-6690 x10 or Janis.firstname.lastname@example.org by October
We hope to see you on October 27th and we thank you for your ongoing support!
Senior Program Manager
Supplemental Invite Info
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West Central Illinois Continuum of Care Consortium -- 2010 Permanent Housing Bonus Evaluation Matrix
Bonus Amount Available: $55,168 for 2 year project
3 2 1 0 SCORE WEIGHT TOTAL
(S x WT)
CHRONICALLY HOMELESS This project will dedicate three This project will dedicate two units This project will dedicate one unit This project cannot dedicate any
INDIVIDUALS units for chronically homeless for chronically homeless for chronically homeless units for the chronically homeless
individuals. Or, this organization individuals. Or, this organization individuals. Or, this organization individuals.
can dedicate two beds/units from can dedicate two beds/units from can dedicate two beds/units from 15 0
existing housing under it's control existing housing under it's control existing housing under it's control
for chronically homeless for chronically homeless for chronically homeless
individuals. individuals. individuals.
HOUSING EMPHASIS Percent of request for housing is Percent of request for housing is Percent of request for housing is Supportive services only, no
100% or greater, excluding HMIS 75%-100%, excluding HMIS and under 75%, excluding HMIS and housing provided.
and Admin funding requests. Admin funding requests. Admin funding requests.
PROJECT LEVERAGING Leveraging is greater than 200% of Leveraging is 100%-200% of Leveraging is 50%-100% of project Leveraging is less than 50% of
total request. project total request total request. project total request. 14 0
CAPACITY NEW APPLICANT: In one year, NEW APPLICANT: In one year, NEW APPLICANT: In one year, NEW APPLICANT: No new
more than 20 homeless persons more than 10 homeless persons less than 10 persons will receive supportive services will be made
will receive new and/or expanded will receive new and/or expanded new and/or expanded services. available through this project.
EXISTING CoC APPLICANT: EXISTING CoC APPLICANT: EXISTING CoC APPLICANT: EXISTING CoC APPLICANT: 12 0
According to your last APR, your According to your last APR, your According to your last APR, your According to your last APR, your
capacity rate was greater than 80% capacity rate was between 75% - capacity rate was between 65% - capacity rate was less than 65% in
in Transitional or Permanent 80% in Transitional or Permanent 75% in Transitional or Permanent Transitional or Permanent
Supportive Housing. Supportive Housing. Supportive Housing. Supportive Housing.
SERVING DISABLED This project is dedicated to serving This project is dedicated to serving This project is dedicated to serving This project is dedicated to serving
HOUSEHOLDS WITH five homeless households with three to four homeless households one or two homeless household households without children.
CHILDREN children under 18 years old. with children under 18 years old. with children under 18 years old. 10 0
COLLABORATION NEW APPLICANT: This project NEW APPLICANT: This project NEW APPLICANT: This project NEW APPLICANT: This project
will deliver services in collaboration will deliver services in collaboration will deliver services in collaboration will deliver services in collaboration
or cooperation with 8 community or cooperation with 5 community or cooperation with 3 community or cooperation with fewer than 3
service providers, thus reducing service providers, thus reducing service providers, thus reducing agencies. (Based on number
duplication of services. (Based on duplication of services. (Based on duplication of services.(Based on project leveraging letters.)
number project leveraging letters.) number project leveraging letters.) number project leveraging letters.)
EXISTING CoC APPLICANT: EXISTING CoC APPLICANT: EXISTING CoC APPLICANT: EXISTING CoC APPLICANT:
According to your last APR, the According to your last APR, the According to your last APR, the According to your last APR, the
employment rate of persons exiting employment rate of persons exiting employment rate of persons exiting employment rate of persons exiting
was at least 60%. was between 40% - 60%. was between 20% - 40%. was less than 20%.
CASE MANAGEMENT Client contacts on a daily basis. Client contacts on a monthly basis. Client contacts average less than
Client contacts on a weekly basis.
once a month.
FILLS GAPS IN HOUSING With this project 5 or more housing With this project 3-4 housing units With this project 1-2 housing unit
units will be provided. will be provided. will be provided.
CONTINUUM AREA This project will place housing in a This project will place housing in a This project will place housing in a
UNDERSERVED county not currently getting HUD county not currently getting their county currently getting their
CoC funding - Brown, Cass, preliminary pro rata need of funds, preliminary pro rata need of funds,
Hancock, Henderson, Pike, as established by HUD - as established by HUD - Adams
Schuyler, Scott, or Warren McDonough County. and Morgan counties.
PARTICIPATION IN Has attended more than two Has attended more than one Has attended at least one meeting Did not participate in any meetings.
CONTINUUM OF CARE meeting this year AND attended meeting this year (September - this year (September - May).
meetings in previous year(s). May). Has not attended meetings 5 0
Total points awarded out of 300 possible 0