Progress in United Way of King County's Campaign to End Chronic Homelessness

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<ul><li> 1. </li></ul> <p> 2. Its more than just possible.Were doing it. Ending Homelessness 3. </p> <ul><li>Humane, supportive servicesfor the most vulnerable </li></ul> <ul><li>Safer and healthier streetsfor everyone </li></ul> <ul><li>Vibrant business climate,especially in the downtown core </li></ul> <ul><li>Welcoming environmentfor visitors and tourists </li></ul> <p>We can end chronic homelessness and make our community stronger. Doing so is compassionate and cost effective . Our special focus: Those who have experienced homelessness long term 4. </p> <ul><li>Ethnographic Studies </li></ul> <ul><li>Homeless NeedsAssessment </li></ul> <ul><li>One Night Count</li></ul> <p>Understanding the local context 5. </p> <ul><li>Driven by United Way along with partner funders (especially the City and County) </li></ul> <ul><li>United Way committing $25 million. </li></ul> <ul><li>Goal: </li></ul> <ul><li>Move1,000+ of our communitys most vulnerable people off the streets </li></ul> <ul><li> intopermanenthousing </li></ul> <ul><li> with thesustainedwrap-around services to stay stable and rebuild their lives. </li></ul> <p>The Campaign to End Chronic Homelessness </p> <ul><li>United Way funding helping to leverage $250 million+ from others. </li></ul> <ul><li>Focus is people experiencing homelessness who have been intensive users of public services. </li></ul> <p> 6. ...in United Ways Campaign to End Chronic Homelessness? Why invest 7. Progress so far The Campaign to End Chronic Homelessness </p> <ul><li>Starting funding in hand for1,107units </li></ul> <ul><li>$14+ millionfrom United Way </li></ul> <ul><li>610units operational </li></ul> <ul><li>497units now (or soon) in construction or retrofitting </li></ul> <p> 8. [from United Ways new microsite on long-term homelessness, at uwkc.org/cech] 9. </p> <ul><li>Will serve12 women </li></ul> <ul><li>Permanent housing, including: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Case management </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Mental health services </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Employment skills training </li></ul></li></ul> <p>Newly-funded project $292,540 |$342,000 Sophias Way East King County 10. </p> <ul><li>Will serve70 women leaving long-term homelessness</li></ul> <ul><li>Permanent supportive housing, including: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Case management </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Mental health counseling </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Addiction services </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Basic health care services </li></ul></li></ul> <p>Newly-funded project$228,127 |$1,338,540 Bakhita Gardens 2301 Second Avenue Archdiocesan Housing Authority 11. </p> <ul><li>Will serve83 individuals ,about30% of themveterans . Focus is individuals who: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Severe mental illness </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Longstanding drug oralcoholaddiction </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Permanent supportive housing, includingUnited Way-funded services: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Case management </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Mental health counseling </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Addiction services </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Onsite health care services from a nurse </li></ul></li></ul> <p>Newly-funded project$496,467 |$485,710 Canaday House 424 Minor Avenue North (South Lake Union)Downtown Emergency Service Center 12. </p> <ul><li>Focused onhomeless veterans </li></ul> <ul><li> both singles </li></ul> <ul><li> and their families </li></ul> <ul><li>38 studio apartment units for single adults </li></ul> <ul><li>9two-bedroom units </li></ul> <ul><li>11three-bedroom units </li></ul> <ul><li>24/7 front desk staffing to ensure safety and security, plus </li></ul> <ul><li>Case management </li></ul> <ul><li>Employment training</li></ul> <p>Newly-funded project$250,000 |$842,905 Compass Center Renton 13. </p> <ul><li>Will serve81 individuals ,among them people with</li></ul> <ul><li>past minor involvement in the criminal justice system. Focus is persons with: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Severe physical health issues </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Serious mental illness </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Longstanding drug or alcohol addiction </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Providespermanent housing,with supportive services includingemployment counseling. </li></ul> <ul><li>United Way funds go forhealth servicesdelivered by a nursing staff shared with other facilities. </li></ul> <p>Newly-funded project$91,667 |$1,485,645 A.L. Humphrey House First and Cedar (opening 2010)|Plymouth Housing Group 14. </p> <ul><li>Will serve45 people . Focus is individuals who: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Suffer chronic mental illness </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Are fighting substance addiction </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Permanent housingplus these supportive services: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Mental health counseling </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Chemical dependency treatment </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Employment referrals </li></ul></li></ul> <p>Newly-funded project$554,095 Kasota Apartments Belltown|Sound Mental Health 15. Other investments this round: PROPERTY LOCATION POPULATION SERVED # OF PEOPLE SERVICES PROVIDER PACIFIC COURT Tukwila Chronically homeless individuals with serious mental illness. 48 Case management, counseling, medication management, employment referrals. Resident manager. Sound Mental Health SCARGO/ LEWISTON HOTEL Seattle (Belltown) Chronically homeless individuals, including military veterans. 47 Case management services and health services. 24/7 front desk coverage. Plymouth Housing Group VALLEY CITIES LANDING Auburn Long-term homeless individuals with serious and persistent mental illness. 24 Crisis intervention, service coordination, mental health services, chemical abuse services. Valley Cities Counseling &amp; Consulation 16. The Campaign to End Chronic Homelessness Great progress and the work continues. 17. </p>

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