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THE COUNTY OF MADERA, CA THE FRONT DOOR A COST EFFECTIVE STRATEGY TO HELP FAMILIES EXIT OR AVOID HOMELESSNESS AND RETAIN PERMANENT HOUSING CALWORKS HOUSING SUPPORT PROGRAM MADERA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES 700 EAST YOSEMITE AVENUE • MADERA, CA 93638
Community Partner Agencies
Community Partnership of Madera County • Child care and preschool readiness programs • Regional Head Start Programs • Senior Bus Transportation • Rape/Sexual Assault Services • Victim and Witness Services • Permanent Supportive Housing for chronically • homeless women through the Shunammite Place • Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter through • the Martha Diaz Battered Women’s Shelter • Address Housing Access (Emergency shelter, • supportive housing, and working with Partner agencies • Stabilization of family (access to preschool readiness, • child care and Head Start) • Financial counseling (classes, money management)
Housing Authority of Madera County • Develop Additional Landlord-owned Rental Housing • Resources • Provide Management and oversight of the Housing • stock and its quality • Housing Identification • Rent/Move Assistance • Landlord Outreach and Engagement • Housing Search and Placement • Housing Barrier Identification and Assessment
Madera County Behavioral Health Services • Mental Health First Aid • Mental Health • Substance Abuse • Domestic Violence • Refer to: • Address Housing Access • Stabilization of the Families (community resources) • Credit Barriers • Legal Services
Self Assessment Functioning EvaluationSAFE Form Family Stabilization Services Assessment Tool
Rapid Rehousing Screening Tool Madera County Housing Support Program
Family Stabilization (FS)Plan Madera County Housing Support Program
New CalWORKs Applicant • Initially screened for eligibility by the Rapid Service • Eligibility Worker (EW) Unit (RSU) • Eligible: • Will refer to the Family Stabilization Employment and • Training Worker (ETW) • ETW will complete the SAFE form to determine severity • of homelessness • ETW will use the Rapid Rehousing Screening Tool to • assist in determining what Level of Service would be • provided • Family Stabilization Plan is developed with the client to • identify Family Situation, Needs, Strengths and Strategies • to reach desired Outcomes • Referrals completed to community resources as needed
Ongoing CalWORKs Client • Ongoing EW or ETW after self disclosure will refer • client to the Family Stabilization ETW • ETW will then follow the same procedure as a new • applicant
Ineligible CalWORKs applicants • EW will discuss current situation with applicant to • identify their needs • EW will direct the applicant to community resources • where they may inquire about services to meet their • needs
Partner Agency Referrals • Once homelessness is identified as an issue, will discuss • available services they provide and those by • Department of Social Services (DSS) • If individual indicates currently receiving CalWORKs • services through DSS, the referring Agency will • contact the FS ETW to meet the individual at the • partner agency’s office while client is still there • If the individual is not receiving DSS services, they • will be encouraged to apply but will also be informed • of the available community resources to seek • assistance
We are looking forward to the Opportunity to Address the needs of this Population!! Thank you!! Any Questions??
Resources for Documents Step 1: Use the Family Stabilization assessment tool (SAFE)(This was a Madera County provided document). Step 2:Risk Level Determination (use Table 3 Front Door Model of identified risk, page 28 of proposal. (Front Door diversion program intervention. Diversion Program. http://www.endhomelessness.org/library/entry/closing-the-front-door-creating-a-successful-diversion -program-for-homeless Step 3: Use the Rapid Rehousing Screening Tool (Exhibit B) to identify services that are to be offered/establish length of service intervention. (http://www.endhomelessness.org/library/entry/rapid-re-housing-triage-tool1) Step 4: The use of the Action Plan from C-IV was used to create the Family Stabilization Plan.