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1 Providing pathways to self-sufficiency through active intervention in poverty and homelessness Presented by Rachel Post, L.C.S.W., Director of Supportive Housing & Employment

2 About CCC Since 1979 Affordable housing integrated with Healthcare, Addictions Treatment, Mental Health, and Employment Services Over 15,000 low-income and homeless individuals access services annually 501(c)3 Non-profit organization 8NW8 Residents in the community room

3 The Continuum of Care Outpatient & Residential A&D Treatment Employment Services Business Enterprises Affordable Permanent & Transitional Housing Primary, Behavioral and Complementary Medical Care Homelessness Addictions Mental Illness Chronic Health Trauma Uninsured Unemployment Criminality

4 CCC – Housing 20 residential buildings with 1,337 units – 962 (72%) are Alcohol and Drug Free Community (ADFC) housing 379 transitional and 583 permanent ADFC units – 375 non ADFC (low barrier) SRO units – 165 Shelter Plus Care vouchers – 176 units under renovation The Estate – renovation completed in December 2007

5 CCC Health and Recovery Services Old Town Clinic (OTC) – Medical and psychiatric care to homeless clients – Opened in 1983; CCC assumed management in 2001 – Federally Qualified Health Center – Member of the Coalition of Community Health Clinics 8NW8, and Old Town Clinic staff and client (inset)

6 Homeless Veterans Nationally veterans are estimated to make up 23% of the homeless population In Dec. 2004, Portland’s 10 Yr. Plan “Home Again” estimated 17,000 individuals homeless in Mult. County Given above estimate of 23%, this means about 4,000 homeless vets locally, however the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans places that estimate at 7,000.

7 2007 Veterans Served: Alcohol & Drug Treatment 77 Detox Center134 Primary Medical Care201 Psychiatric Outpatient Care 50 Total Visits (combined) 5,298 Health & Recovery Services to Veterans Some clients – in multiple service areas – may be counted more than once.

8 WorkSource: Employment Services Features a variety of employment support services specifically for homeless and low income clients 2,400 served in 24,000 visits in FY 06/ Veterans (23%) Located in the Shoreline WorkSource staff

9 WorkSource – Veteran Programs Homeless Veteran Reintegration Project 800 unduplicated individuals served since FY 04/05 More than 400 employment placements Average wage of $10.66/hour Compensated work therapy: housing placements (Shelters, Per Diem, Permanent Housing) Over 800 referrals to VA medical and benefits Referrals from White City, VA Medical, TPI/Clark Center, Salvation Army Harbor Light, Faith-based organization

10 WorkSource – Veteran Programs Veterans Grant Per Diem Program 154 served in 50 units since inception in 2/05 87 employment placements $11.56 per hour 33 Compensated Work Therapy 55 exits to permanent housing 45 exits to transitional housing 13,500 visits 88 secured disability benefits Henry?

11 WorkSource Supported Employment 150 units of Transitional ADFC housing Majority have histories of incarceration Over half w/ co-occurring mental health disorders 44% meet definition of chronically homeless Since June 2007, 140 placements in permanent housing and 117 employed at exit 78% remain in perm. housing, clean and sober and employed 1 year post exit. Funding: HUD McKinney, HUD Emergency Shelter Grant, City General Funds

12 WorkSource Supported Employment Uses the Individual Placement and Support model, a SAMHSA evidence based practice Team approach: case managers, employment spec. Assertive engagement and outreach Competitive work Rapid job search Continuous work-based assessment Follow along supports Client preferences and assisted job search Services provided in community rather than office

13 Benefits and Entitlement Specialist Team  Initiated in 2007 to speed access to SSI/DI Medicaid/Medicare benefits.  MOU with SSA and Oregon DDS to expedite applications for disability.  Goal of application to award 120 days  The first award was made 16 days after application submitted.  Uses the national SOAR model


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