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SSF: Sacramento Encampment Pilot Project Workshop - Shared screen with speaker view
Debra Cummings
16:52
Hello im Debra Cummings Co-Founder of Community Mother's of 95838-15
Jose WTV (He/Him)
17:07
Will the recording be available after the meeting?
Brandon A. Wirth - SHELTER, Inc.
17:15
Brandon Wirth, SHELTER, Inc.
Luann Manss-DiRienzo
17:23
Luann Manss - Caring Choices Housing Navigator - Serving northern CA - Offices in Chico and Redding CA
CeeCee Coleman, SSHH Nav
17:30
CeeCee Coleman, Homeless Outreach Navigator, Sacramento Self-Help Housing & President of Arden Arcade HART
Pixie Pearl (they/them)
17:38
Pixie Pearl, they/them, California homeless upith project
Ethan Dye
17:40
Ethan Dye, Acting Director, Department of Human Assistance, County of Sacramento.
Pixie Pearl (they/them)
17:51
youth*
80 Watt District PBID
17:51
Rebekah Evans, E.D.
Patti Uplinger
17:53
Patti Uplinger Housing Coordinator STEP, Inc
Terri
17:54
Terri Galvan, Community Against Sexual Harm
Elizabeth Waits
18:34
this is Elizabeth Waits from wellness and recovery center north
Cecilia Flores
18:48
Cecilia Flores, Sacramento ACT
Jesse Yoiguez
21:49
Angela R. Stowers, Case Manager Shelter Inc. River District
Joshua Arnold
23:46
Josh Arnold, Volunteers of America
Caity Maple (she/her)
24:11
Caity Maple, SAC SOUP
Ejiro Okoro
24:17
Ejiro Okoro, Policy Director of the Sacramento Housing Alliance
Janelle Surrey-Miller
24:43
Janelle Surrey-Miller, Hope Cooperative
Monica Rocha-Wyatt (she/her), BHS
25:13
BRB
Paula Lomazzi
25:59
Paula, Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee
Angela Drake
26:35
Angela Drake UCDH
Joseph Smith
27:08
Joe Smith, Loaves & Fishes
Dr. Tamu Green (she/her), SSF, Systems Performance Advisor
27:49
HCD is California Department of Housing and Community Development
Rexanne Irizarry/Crisis Intervention Specialist-NSFRC
27:59
Rexanne Irizarry, North Sacramento Family Resource Center-Sacramento Children’s Home
Dr. Tamu Green (she/her), SSF, Systems Performance Advisor
29:07
We didn't know there would be so much interest in this report out! We are on a Zoom account that maxxes out at 100 participants, so if you know people who are trying to get in, please let them know the recording will be available on our website.
RK - The Salvation Army
29:14
The Salvation Army
Kyle Stefano
29:37
Kyle Stefano, Sacramento Covered
Alexis Bernard, Turning Point Community Programs
32:12
Alexis Bernard, Turning Point Community Programs
Jose WTV (He/Him)
34:40
Thank you for the confirmation about the recording and where it can be found after this meeting
Carmella Silva & Ann Drsicoll
35:55
Carmella Silva, WELLSPACE Health Interim Care Program
tara.muchow
36:06
Where is the Governors Circle?
Emily Halcon
36:26
@ Tara, South Sacramento, off Florin
tara.muchow
36:37
Thanks
Dr. Diane Wolfe
43:31
the lessons learned, the benefit of working as a team,should be applied and adapted to the alternative 911 project.
bob erlenbusch
43:58
agreed! thanks Diane
Dr. Diane Wolfe
53:08
Do any of these programs provide weekly psychotherapy to address PTSD
YoungM@saccounty.net
55:24
Yes, it's client driven services. All sites provide therapy. Duration and intensity based on client need and request.
Niki she her
01:02:36
even the city and county are moving to pay millions for sanctioned encampments, that have very limited services, to remove people to, rather than services for encampments that exist.
Emily Halcon
01:05:04
@Niki, I cannot speak to the City's plans, but the County's approach for sanctioned encampments, which was approved and funded through the budget (June) and new requests for next week's September budget include 24/7 on-site staffing, including re-housing services
Zuri CLAP
01:05:13
The Encampent Team Worked Hard but since it was such a small team and a small window at the camps, the services and resources were only fully accessible for some of our unhoused community. Just an example of many, in order for an unhoused person to obtain certain services they would have to obtain ID but if they are disabled or have mental health barriers, riding public transportation to DMV is not accessible without full support with transportation navigation or disability transportation that takes many steps to obtain. There should be more team members to assist with navigation and support accessing resources and meeting people where they are
Jose WTV (He/Him)
01:05:28
Thank you Niki for saying that. Having encampments move in the way that they are done only adds to the trauma and causes them to continue not to trust the systems that are there to support them
Sasha, Sac Pub Lib
01:07:34
@Zuri, transportation is a high need. We don't have anything in Sac for someone who just needs to get from here to there (without a million stops and walking) for free
Emily Halcon
01:07:37
@Zuri, thanks for the recognition of the hard work of the team. The Encampment Team was a pilot, and was, by design small and time limited. However, the lessons learned helped informed the Board's funding for two full time, better staffed/resourced teams as part of the June budget, and a request going to the Board next week for additional staff and support services, in hopes to bring this good work to scale.
tara.muchow
01:08:45
Where is the drop in center? Is this a place where we can refer to?
Sheri Green, Sac Co BHS
01:09:22
in the south, the WRC address is 7171 Bowling Dr #300
Niki she her
01:09:25
@emily would be happy to connect about and help support the county's plan for services at the large encampments the county is planning.@zuri and others have learned the lessons of encampment outreach for a long time and can help support the success of these outreach efforts
Rebekah, she/her
01:13:37
It seems like there were a lot of lessons learned about how to build trust while going out to encampments, but I'm not clear if the same level of inquiry was done to understand the barriers to people accessing services once trust was built enough for them to say yes. It seems that some of those barriers are understood. Will service provision change to address those barriers?
klunardelli
01:13:43
wellness and recovery north is located at 2500 Marconi ave. Sacramento . phone #916-485-4175
bob erlenbusch
01:14:38
great question Rebekah
Brenda Epperly-HART
01:14:55
Can you put out a list of what was included in the backpacks?
YoungM@saccounty.net
01:15:24
hygiene, snacks, dog food, plastic bags, water, med kits
YoungM@saccounty.net
01:15:39
for women bodied backpacks, "feminine hygiene products" were added
Jenine Spotnitz
01:16:30
· A card of encouragement by the people who assembled the packs· Face-mask pack· Sanitary wipes· Garbage plastic bags· Snacks (trail mix)· Sanitizer· Chapstick· Kleenex· Fleece blanket· Socks· Gloves· Tooth brush, paste, floss· Dog food / treats· Hair brush· Soap bars· Shampoo· Deodorant
Zuri CLAP
01:17:09
@Sasha and Emily transportation is a high need and is not accessible for many areas of South Sac and the areas your presentation is focused on. Just an encampment team taking the time to assist on the bus or enrolling our unhoused community members in the RT disability transportation services could be helpful since it's many steps to obtain just basic disability rides since Paratransit no longer available. There are other examples of barriers when someone is unhoused and giving these great chances to get housing or services but the ability to just "hurry up and do it" without support or navigation help is "setting up to fail". What's concerning, those results are being deemed as the unhoused refusing services or not showing up when in fact it really is this encampent team not meeting our unhoused community where they are at whether mentally or emotionally or realistically for success
YoungM@saccounty.net
01:17:16
Regarding barriers to treatment, they are truly individualized. Despite overlap and commonality, they are truly dependent on the person. It was my job to support client with overcoming barriers (transportation, physical, emotional).
Dr. Tamu Green (she/her), SSF, Systems Performance Advisor
01:18:10
I see a couple of hands up. Let's get through the presentation (a few more slides) and then we'll take questions. Thanks!
Zuri CLAP
01:21:55
Heather is no longer the navigator.
YoungM@saccounty.net
01:22:14
Heather provided so much support to the people during the pilot, in addition to her usual daily tasks
Emily Halcon
01:22:44
County September budget new requests (will be at Board 9/8-9/10): https://bdm.saccounty.net/FY2021-22BudgetInformation/Documents/RevisedRecommendedBudget/ATT2-ExhibitA-GeneralFundNeworEnhancedPrograms.pdf
Caity Maple (she/her)
01:23:23
What does the coordination with cities look like?
Patti Uplinger
01:24:02
Heather made a huge impact with our unhoused when she was in Sacramento!
bob erlenbusch
01:24:07
what was the cost of this project?
Carmella Silva & Ann Drsicoll
01:25:00
Is there a way to refer clients to these sites?
Emily Halcon
01:25:51
I apologize I have to run; if anyone wants to connect directly, my email is halcone@saccounty.net
YoungM@saccounty.net
01:26:27
insurance safety
YoungM@saccounty.net
01:26:30
lots of reasons
YoungM@saccounty.net
01:27:16
clients don't want to leave their belongings and refuse to go most often
Scott Young
01:28:24
COVID and the challenge of using the personal vehicles of outreach workers
bob erlenbusch
01:29:03
what % of the 23 people received their vaccinations?
YoungM@saccounty.net
01:30:03
I agree encampments should be supported proactively. Its my hope that zipcodes have a dedicated navigator to build long term trust and be proactive in homelessness services.
Niki she her
01:30:03
but about how sites are located
YoungM@saccounty.net
01:31:42
i personally spent over $300 in water, electrolytes, and uber rides. i did not submit claims for this but did provide the costs for future projections
YoungM@saccounty.net
01:33:21
There is a lack of representation in the direct services. I agree
Dr. Diane Wolfe
01:35:47
Will you compile all you have learned into a report and recommendation for future encampment outreach, including the city’s newly sited sanctioned safe grounds etc
Jose WTV (He/Him)
01:36:47
I am curious about the number of TAY and their voices/experiences were heard or supported during this pilot program and how would there be more supports towards these populations
Niki she her
01:37:24
shows the importance of a warm hand off
Niki she her
01:37:32
as a best practice
Jose WTV (He/Him)
01:38:28
Cultural Humility over Competency is something that needs to be taught and practiced throughout our agencies to better support folx
Jess Hiller - Caring Choices - Community Care Coordinator
01:41:21
please send me your shelter info as well
Ethan Dye
01:41:30
Emiy Halcon would be your POC
Jess Hiller - Caring Choices - Community Care Coordinator
01:41:32
jhiller@caring-choices.org
David Husid CHI
01:41:42
Curious about cost?
David Husid CHI
01:41:57
Or Steve Waters
Jess Hiller - Caring Choices - Community Care Coordinator
01:42:23
halcone@saccounty,net is Emily's contact, your point of contact
Cindy Xiong
01:42:37
Thank you everyone.
YoungM@saccounty.net
01:42:42
Regarding TAY: There were TAY engaged. It appeared more older adults were willing to engage in services. Most TAY i engage with daily are linked into shelter systems in Sac county
Jess Hiller - Caring Choices - Community Care Coordinator
01:42:54
thank you all
Harjit Singh Gill, LCSW he/him (BACS)
01:43:02
thank you for a helpful and informative presentation.
Brenda Epperly-HART
01:43:04
Thank you everyone
tara.muchow
01:43:09
Thank you so much!
Lori Easterwood - Folsom
01:43:11
Thank you!
Patrick Wigmore
01:43:11
Thank you everyone