ADOPTED - NOVEMBER 22, 2005
Agenda Item No. 9
Introduced by the Human Services and Finance Committees of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING 2005 AGREEMENT FOR
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA NEW HOPE DAY SHELTER PROGRAM
WHEREAS, the Volunteers of America has operated a low income New Hope Day Shelter Program to serve County residents; and
WHEREAS, due to the loss of funding sources primarily due to revisions in the federal tax code, the Volunteers of America low income New Hope Day Shelter Program will be under funded during this 2005 winter season; and
WHEREAS, the Volunteers of America has requested an emergency appropriation to assist in the adequate funding of the Volunteers of America New Hope Day Shelter Program; and
WHEREAS, this request is consistent with the Board of Commissioners’ priorities of “Meeting Basic Needs”.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners hereby approves entering into a contract for $30,000 with Volunteers of America for the New Hope Day Shelter Program for the period of December 1, 2005 through March 31, 2006 for services to Ingham County residents as outlined in their attached proposal.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Controller is authorized to appropriate $30,000 from the 2005 Contingency Fund for this purpose.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board Chairperson and County Clerk are authorized to sign the necessary contracts consistent with this resolution as prepared by the County Attorney.
HUMAN SERVICES: Yeas: Hertel, Weatherwax-Grant, Celentino, Holman, Severino
Nays: None Absent: Dedden Approved 11/14/05
FINANCE: Yeas: Dedden, Swope, Hertel, Schor, Thomas, Dougan
Nays: None Absent: None Approved 11/16/05
Attachment for Agenda Item No. 9
New Hope Day Center
Grant Period: December 1, 2005 to March 30, 2006
Agency Name: Volunteers of America Michigan
1. Program Goals
A. Provide a safe haven for homeless men, women, and children during the time period when overnight shelters are inaccessible.
B. Address underlying causes of homelessness through collaboration with other service providers in the community.
2. Program Objectives
A. Conduct initial intakes for 100 different homeless clients based on an unduplicated count for the term of the contract.
B. Provide safe haven, daily nutritional meals and snacks, Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, for all homeless, Day Center clients based on an anticipated daily census of approximately 100 persons.
C. Maintain inter-agency agreements with a cadre of service providers who will provide on-site resources at the Day Center that seek to address the underlying causes of homelessness. Such on-site resources shall include, but not be limited to:
1. ICMD – Ingham County Medical Department (Clinic Bus)
2. Cristo Rey
3. Advent House Ministries
4. Community Mental Health (CMH)
5. Salvation Army
6. Lansing Area Aids Network (LAAN)
7. Veterans Administration Battle Creek
8. Legal Aid
9. Capital Area Community Services
D. Arrange and facilitate ongoing meetings of Day Center Collaborators.
E. Provide referrals of Day Center clients to on-site resource providers and other community providers as necessary to address clients’ underlying causes of homelessness.
F. Collect aggregate data from on-site providers and the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) that reveal, minimally: The number/percent of service recipients who follow through with referrals provided by the Contractor; The number/percent of Day Center clients whose functioning improves; The number/percent of Day Center clients who secure employment; The number/percent of clients who are placed in Transitional Supportive Housing; The number/percent of clients who achieve independent living in permanent housing.
G. A report provided to the Ingham County Controller’s office detailing:
· A report of Outcomes
· A Program Management Report
3. Measurable Outcomes
A. Pursuant to 2A and 2B above, the basic and emergency needs of all homeless Day Center clients will be met as indicated by documentation in case files maintained by the Contractor.
B. Pursuant to 2C and 2D above, a schedule will be established and space provided in the Contractor’s facility for collaborating providers to assist Day Center clients in overcoming functional barriers.
C. Pursuant to 2E above, functional barriers will be removed for a percentage of day Center clients as indicated by Contractor observation and reports Contractor requests for on-site providers.
D. Based on 2F above, the Contractor will show: The number/percentage of Day Center clients who show functional improvement; The number/percentage of Day Center clients who become employed; The number/percentage of Day Center clients who move into transitional housing; And, the number/percentage of Day Center clients who move into permanent housing as indicated reports the Contractor receives and inter-agency contacts.