MANY is excited to open a limited enrollment period for our 2018-19 Coordinated Entry Learning Collaborative Cohort! If you are interested in joining, please click here today.
What is the Coordinated Entry Learning Collaborative (CELC)?
In 2015, MANY gathered with youth providers in 31 states to understand the current landscape, identify existing evidence, and begin to unearth promising innovations. Two key takeaways from these gatherings emerged:
- Deeply coordinated community responses – integrated identification, assessment, service provision, and data – is a new approach for most communities and particularly for this population. As a result, questions are more prevalent than answers as a majority of communities are in a design or information gathering stage.
- There is little evidence and even less information related to effective coordinated efforts tailored for this population that is accessible to communities as they navigate the development of their local efforts. Broad understanding of existing evidence, as well as promising and failed practices of other communities, is necessary to quickly advance the field.
In response to these findings, MANY worked in partnership with providers, HUD, HHS, and USICH to develop a Coordinated Entry Learning Collaborative (CELC) which sought to fill this gap. It included three core approaches to strengthening coordinated community responses nationally, which you can learn more about here.
About The 2018-19 CELC Cohort
2018-19 CELC Cohort Benefits:
Participation in the 2018-19 CELC Cohort is open to all organizations and communities and will provide the following benefits:
- Convene and Educate: Learn emerging best practices.
Engage in over 20 hours of curated peer-to-peer shared learning sessions (8 Online Sessions and 1 In-Person Convening) to help you learn more quickly as you tap into valuable information that is relevant, timely, and in the context of your local priorities.
- Network: Lean on other experts.
Connect to other thought leaders and practice pioneers of Coordinated Entry Strategies by leveraging their strengths and growth opportunities for your community’s efforts. Participating communities will also have access to a learning library developed by and for CELC members that catalogs tools, templates, and other related materials.
- Data Dashboard*: Quantify our efforts.
Participate in supported data-driven strategy to visualize emerging trends, call out trouble spots, improve communication, and plan discussions using the best data available.
- Impact: Move the field forward.
The learnings and innovation captured in the CELC provide an opportunity to inform and influence national efforts to end youth homelessness. CELC members serve as leaders by offering policy/practice strategies and data-driven guidance to the movement.
What are some of the topics the 2018-19 CELC Cohort may explore?
Convening topics are developed by participating communities and may include:
- Assessment tools: How have communities adapted the TAY VI-SPDAT/Next Step Tool? What other tools are out there? What are strengths and challenges of other tools?
- Coordinated entry governance and coordination: What kind of entity manages and runs coordinated entry? What are the pros and cons to having coordinated entry run by a provider vs. by local government or Continuum of Care (CoC)?
- Managing the active/waitlist/by-name list: How do communities ensure that the list remains up to date and people on the list are still looking for housing? What services are available to youth while they wait?
- Prevention/Diversion: How are prevention or diversion efforts run in different communities? Are they connected to coordinated entry?
- Working with multi-system involved youth: Who has developed good partnerships with child welfare, juvenile justice, or other mainstream systems? What makes those partnerships work?
- Rapid re-housing and other new models for young adults: How are communities using these models for young adults? What is working well? What isn’t?
How much does it cost to be part of the CELC?
- 2,750 (MANY Member Price)
- 3,700 (Non-Member Price)
Information about MANY membership can be found here.
Need help convincing your organization or Continuum of Care (CoC) that joining the CELC is worth it? Click here for an easy-to-edit form letter.