This webinar from the National Alliance to End Homelessness focused on the essential elements of rapidly re-housing homeless families and individuals. Topics covered included an overview of the Housing First and rapid re-housing models, current best practices, and community examples with a particular focus on serving higher barrier clients with little to no income.
Why Voter Engagement & Education is Important for Nonprofits
The Connecticut Nonprofit Human Services Cabinet (not to be confused with the Governor's Cabinet on Nonprofit Health and Human Services) and SOTS Denise Merrill publicly launched a voter engagement and education initiative designed to reach the 500,000 clients served through homeless shelters, childcare centers, and other nonprofit providers.
An estimated 1 out of 3 consumers among the 500,000 are eligible to vote, but have not yet registered.
The fact that someone is homeless does not prohibit that individual from registering to vote. However, being
homeless does not exempt the individual from any legal or administrative requirement.
CCEH's Children in Shelters Childcare Assistance Fund is available to help support homeless families with childcare and summer camp costs. It may pay for childcare fees at a licensed facility or licensed individual provider for a child under the age of 6 and their eligible siblings, as well as transportation needs, such as bus passes or gas cards. The fund may also cover costs of summer camp for both children under 6 and their eligible siblings up to the age of 12.