2Eight Specific Goals Permanent And Transitional Housing Shelter System PreventionServicesPublic Safety And OutreachEducation, Training And EmploymentCommunity Awareness And Coordinated ResponseZoning, Urban Design And Land Use
3Goal # 6 Education Training and Employment To assist 600 people annually who are homeless to obtain skills and knowledge necessary to participate in the workforceSince implementation of the plan, Denver’s Road Home has assisted 2,455 homeless people in finding work.
4Job Developer Prescilla Otero-DiPaola Employers contactEmployersJob Order*placement feedbackJob Order NotificationPlacement FeedbackClient/Job Match & ReferralNancy Rider Homeless Initiative Business Development Associate (DWD)Job Order Dist.Placement FeedbackClient/ResumeReferralProvidersPrepare Client for JobReady Client with ResumeProvider Job Readiness Training Class DWD JRT
5Job Readiness Does the participant have: A valid, state issued identification card or driver’s license AND a social security card?A current resume with a contact telephone number?Appropriate interview clothing?Interviewing skills?Transportation?
6Job Readiness Required reading & math literacy skills for the job? Computer literacy skills? Are these necessary for the job?Basic Computer Literacy ClassMicrosoft WordPowerPointExcelAll of these are free of charge and on a walk-in basis at the Workforce Centers
7Urban Peak Youth Hospitality Pilot Program Collaborative effort with DHCC Job Developer and the Denver’s Road HomeWork closely with partner hotels to identify existing open positionsHire formerly homeless youth to assist them in their transition from the streets to housingEnsure that the process is executed smoothly and necessary support and follow-up is being managed by the homeless youth provider, Urban Peak.
8GoalsAssuming the Model is successful, the project will move forward with the following goals by January 2008A total of four Sage hotels in the downtown area will be participating in the Pilot Program.The Oxford HotelThe Residence Inn by MarriottHyatt Regency DenverThe Grand HyattA total of 4 youth will be employed by this Project.Of these 4 youth, three youth will be enrolled in some form of higher education to advance their skills in the hospitality industry.
9Hope for the City, Colorado IN partnering with the VOA Mission, HOPE worldwide is harnessing their expertise in working with the homeless in DenverThe goal is to create a sustainable job training program that can help employ individuals who are homelessHOPE for the City, Colorado implemented the Basic Employment Skills Training Program (B.E.S.T.)Job training program that provides computer training to homeless “job ready” men and womenSoft job skillsComputer skillsOn-the-job trainingAssisting with finding a permanent job
10Hope for the City, Colorado Bentley Systems is a software company providing tools for the creation and management of infrastructure in Building, Civil, Geospatial and Plant Engineering design, document and dataFor the B.E.S.T. CAD exchange project, Bentley will provide the following:Engineering Document Management SystemCurriculum for Bentley to train screened candidatesProvide online self-paced training with the intention of training in basic draftingPossibly provide oil, gas, and other engineering fields as work is provided by participating companies
11Faith Based Partnership In the first two years, faith-based organizations mentored 233 homeless families, stepping forward to provide the support that is so vital to achieving, and maintaining, success.
12Annual Pajama Party Mayor Hickenlooper and Denver’s top business and community leaders wore their pajamas and raised more than$110,000for Denver’s Road Home on February 1, 2008at the second annual Pajama PartyThe Pajama Party is a fun event for a very seriouscause.
13Donation MetersDenver Public Works along with Denver’s Road Home, LeadershipDenver, The Downtown Denver Partnership, Rabble+Rouser and OzArchitecture refurbished and redesigned86 parking metersDonation Meters to Benefit Denver’s Road HomeWith the addition of meters, they are expected to raise $100,000annually to support the homeless in our communityPeople in Denver give more than $4 million a year to panhandlers.These meters allow people the opportunity to redirect that money to support programs that workThe Denver donation meters have received national and internationalmedia attention and have inspired other cities to contemplate their owndonation meter programs
14Summary of Accomplishments We have accomplished the following in our first two years:789 new units of housing have been brought online.2,455 homeless people have been assisted in finding work.2,003 individuals accessed treatment services and otherassistance programs.563 families received eviction assistance.132 homeless persons entered housing through the DenverStreet Outreach Collaboration.233 families have been partnered with our faith-basedmentoring teams.