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RFP2014-05 Youth Homelessness: Supporting Healthy and Successful Transitions to Adulthood February 13, 2015 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Location: McDougall Centre.

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1 RFP Youth Homelessness: Supporting Healthy and Successful Transitions to Adulthood February 13, :00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Location: McDougall Centre (455 6 St. SW)

2 Overview Donor: Government of Alberta ― Minister of Human Services ― Supports community priorities identified in the Alberta Plan to Prevent and Reduce Youth Homelessness Contract Period: April1, March 31, 2016 Four Program Categories: 1. Prevention and Outreach 2. Scattered-site Housing 3. Mental Health Supports 4. Family-style Housing/ “Host Homes”

3 RFP Eligibility Agree to house and/or support youth at risk of or experiencing homelessness Strong financial/governance policies & processes Use Homeless Management Information System to report outcomes Participate in Coordinated Access and Assessment Adhere to staff background checks May be expansions to existing programs or implementation of a new program; (not intended to sustain funding for an existing service)

4 Target Population Homeless youth between the ages of 13 and 24, and: Are without a permanent place of residence; or Live on the street, in shelters or in places that are not intended or suitable for permanent residence; or Are “couch surfing”, or temporarily living with others for short periods of time; or Are at risk of experiencing homelessness (for the Prevention program component).

5 Key Proposal Elements Align with Plan to End Youth Homelessness in Calgary (2011); emphasis: ― preventing youth homelessness and ― supporting young people in making a successful transition to adulthood Proponents are encouraged to include service delivery methodologies ― reflect a housing first approach, ― promote family re-connection/re-unification, ― strengthen natural supports ― promote positive transitions to adulthood, and ― address the unique service needs of Aboriginal and LGBTQ youth

6 Funding Available Total funding: $ allocated annually Funding allocation per program categories 1. $170,000 for prevention and diversion 2. $220,000 for supportive housing 3. $175,000 for mental health supports 4. $245,000 for family-style housing (host homes).

7 (1) Prevention and Diversion Funds available: $170,000 Prevent homelessness through family re-unification and the strengthening of natural supports Minimum caseload will be 1:10 Referrals from CAA and community Services include: ― system education and navigation to access appropriate community resources ― support youth in accessing housing through CAA ― supporting youth on the CAA triage list who are waiting for housing to reduce personal risk associated to homelessness.

8 (2) Supportive Housing Funds available: $220,000 Provides housing and case management supports to youth who are considered moderate to high acuity, using a Housing First approach Goal: ― young person will make a successful transition to adulthood and move toward self-sufficiency, achieving housing stability Program must: ― Adhere to Housing First Principles ― provide a minimum of 10 new spaces

9 (3) Mental Health Supports Funds available: $175,000 Provide clinical supports to homeless youth experiencing mental health concerns who are engaged with CHF-funded youth serving housing programs Support services may be provided in a consultative capacity to the HF Case Manager engaged with the youth Goal: support youth so they can successfully return home or maintain a HF placement All referrals made through CAA Youth Placement Committee Minimum caseload of 1:10; expected: twenty new spaces

10 (4) Family-Style Housing Funds available: $245,000 Provide supportive housing with responsible, caring and nurturing adults residing in the home Target population: low to mid acuity Program responsible for the recruitment, screening, compensation and support of Host Home providers All referrals made through CAA Youth Placement Committee Minimum caseload of 1:8; expected: 8 new spaces

11 Rated Criteria - SUPPORT Category Outcomes Category Points Available 1. Program Description and Experience35 2. Service Planning25 3. Working with Diverse Populations10 4. Collaborative Partnerships15 5. Staffing & Sustainability10 6. Financial & Client Supports5 Total100

12 Rated Criteria - HOUSING Category Outcomes Category Points Available 1. Program Description and Experience25 2. Service Planning25 3. Working with Diverse Populations10 4. Housing25 5. Staffing & Sustainability10 6. Financial & Client Supports5 Total100

13 RFP Workbooks SUPPORT Response Workbook HOUSING Response Workbook (1) Prevention and Diversion(2) Supportive Housing (3) Mental Health Supports(4) Family-Style Housing (Host Homes)

14 Timelines Deadline for QuestionsFebruary 19, 12:00 p.m. Deadline for Proposals March 2, 4:00 p.m. Proponent Presentations, by Invitation (if needed) March 18, all day Founders’ Room, CHF Office Notification ProponentsMarch 18 Proposal Debrief OpportunityMarch 19 and 23 Notification of AwardMay 15

15 Proposal Preparation A checklist of required proposal documents to be submitted is included in Schedule A of each RFP Ensure all Mandatory Requirements are met Complete one Schedule A and Schedule B workbook for each RFP program category Submit eight (8) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy of your proposal on USB key. Schedule B to be in excel format (not pdf) Hard copy proposals should be submitted 3-hole punched for consistency.

16 Proposal Preparation Proposals must be submitted in a sealed package, the outside of the sealed package should be prominently marked with the RFP title and reference number, the full legal name and return address of the Proponent and the Proposal Submission Deadline date and time Do not use the agency name anywhere throughout the proposal other than the agency information page of the Response Workbook. 16

17 Q&A Minutes on Q&A posted on CHF website Questions arising after this meeting are to be sent to before Feb. 19 with answers posted to CHF website by Feb. 20 Documents at Under -- What we do/Fund programs/RFPswww.calgaryhomeless.com

18 Questions, Comments, Concerns, etc...


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