Coordinated Entry and Assessment: Key Components in Creating Coordinated Community Responses to Ending Youth Homelessness
Communities across the country are taking a collective impact approach to youth homelessness by designing and piloting coordinated responses to ending youth homelessness. This includes early intervention, assessment, service provision and the cultivation of strong bases of evidence that can be used to refine and improve these efforts.  In June 2015 and again in September 2015 we gathered with youth providers (from 22 and 31 states respectively) 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 [Read further...]
Coordinated Community Responses to Ending Youth Homelessness  (Convening 3)
Coordinated Community Responses to Ending Youth Homelessness  (Convening 3) This is the March 2016 summary of MANY’s convening on Coordinated Community Responses to End Youth Homelessness. You can read prior convening summaries here: Convening 1 and Convening 2   March 2016 Convening Summary: Below is a summary of the focused discussion question and answers.  This portion of the agenda is an opportunity for members to pull information from their peers on past, current and future practices that could be helpful in addressing local challenges or pressure points.   Q: How are communities ensuring housing that is accessed by youth is developmentally [Read further...]
This month’s meeting explored two pressing questions and began to outline a coordinated research project that could help us shaping our housing resources to improve outcomes for youth.  For more information on Coordinated Responses to Ending Youth Homelessness, click here.   Q: What is your community’s current or planned relationship between youth coordinated entry systems (CES) and other coordinated entry systems (ie. family, single adults, etc.) A: Hollywood, CA has their coordinator for the single adult system attend coordinated care meetings for their youth CES, and a youth rep will attend the coordinated care meetings for their single adult CES meetings. They [Read further...]