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FOCUSING ON YOUTH! Strategies for Increasing Community Support & Improving 10 Year Plan Model Example: Heading Home Hennepin. HENNEPIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA MARCHING ORDERS – Call to Action. TOPIC AREAS – What was our focus? Prevention Housing Services What we added Outreach

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FOCUSING ON YOUTH!Strategies for Increasing Community Support & Improving 10 Year PlanModel Example: Heading Home Hennepin


Hennepin county minnesota marching orders call to action
HENNEPIN COUNTY, MINNESOTAMARCHING ORDERS – Call to Action

  • TOPIC AREAS – What was our focus?

    • Prevention

    • Housing

    • Services

  • What we added

    • Outreach

    • Self-Support (Education & Employment)


Leadership
LEADERSHIP

  • Organized by County/City Continuum of Care

  • Identification of Key Facilitators (Cochairs)

    • Monica Nilsson – The Bridge

    • Rich Hooks Wayman – StreetWorks Collaborative

  • Approached other leaders – full spectrum


Existing strength in homeless youth services multiple points of input

FHPAP Youth Rep.

Street Outreach

Emergency Shelter

Transitional Housing

Drop-in Centers

Case Management Services

Culturally specific organization (SE Asian Council, American Indian Community Dev. Corp, Afro-centric and African Immigrant cultural outreach and service

Health Clinics

Permanent Supportive Housing

Police

Business Community (Downtown Council, Chamber of Commerce

District Court

Commissioner of Public Health

Suburban Counseling and Outreach

Mpls Public School

School Board

Existing Strength in Homeless Youth Services- multiple points of input!


How to fill gaps when there s no spectrum of youth serving agencies
How to fill gaps when there’s no spectrum of youth serving agencies

  • POINT IN TIME COUNT

    • Separate Out Youth (24 and under)

    • Recruitment of agencies, case workers, youth

    • Identify lead organization for coordination

    • Map out locations and sources of data

    • Facilitate collection of data

    • Promote the quality of data (training) and analyze data

    • Frequent timing – to show progress

  • NATURAL SYSTEMS: Child welfare, Juvenile Justice, Schools, Community Services

  • CREATE CAPACITY – organization, process, goals/plans


Recruitment making the time
RECRUITMENT: Making the Time agencies

  • 100 day plan – short and focused (small commitment)

  • Diversification of voices & stakeholders

  • Planning meetings (every 2-3 weeks) – 25 people

  • Organized committees for focused recommendations (5-6 people on each subcommittee)

  • Identification of leaders (facilitators) to DRAFT and EDIT (narrative is time consuming)


Analyze current state of services
ANALYZE CURRENT STATE OF SERVICES agencies

  • PIT, Gaps analysis

  • Hearing from homeless youth

  • Hearing from other communities (Listening session)

  • Tough choices – emphasizing or prioritizing competing parts of the spectrum – shelter vs. housing, outreach vs. case management


Doing our work together
DOING OUR WORK TOGETHER – agencies

  • Structure – Co-facilitated

  • Committee

    • Prevention

    • Housing

    • Services

    • Self-Sufficiency

    • Outreach

  • Quick report backs – recommendations

  • Timeline for plan – drafting, editing, consensus vote


Planning and preparing for implementation
PLANNING AND PREPARING FOR IMPLEMENTATION agencies

  • Creation of Plan – what next?

  • Capacity to carry out implementation?

    • Keep doing existing work/focus

    • Drop some things

    • Demand public system focus by hiring County/City staff


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