Hamilton Family Center Executive Director Candidate Presentation

Report
San Francisco Unified & Hamilton Family Center
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What We Do
Hamilton Family Center was established in 1985 and has
become one of the largest providers of shelter, eviction
prevention assistance, rapid re-housing, youth
programming, and support services to homeless families
in San Francisco.
Mission Statement. Hamilton Family Center’s mission is
to end homelessness for families and individuals in the
San Francisco Bay Area.
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What We Do
• Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing
• Emergency and Interim Shelter
• Transitional Housing
• Permanent Supportive Housing Services
• Children and Youth Services
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Hamilton’s Outcomes
Last year Hamilton
Family Center served
approximately 1,300
people, including more
than 600 children.
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Hamilton’s Outcomes
Over 80% of the
homeless families who
came through our doors
found housing
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Homeless and Marginally Housed Students in SF
2500
2000
1500
1000
500
0
2006
2008
2010
2012
2014
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Waiting List for Family Shelter in San Francisco
350
300
250
200
150
100
50
0
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Impact of Homelessness on Children
Children experiencing homelessness …
• Are sick four times more often
• Go hungry at twice the rate of other children
• Have three times the rate of emotional issues
• Have an 83% chance of exposure to a violent event
• Are 4 times more likely to show delayed development
• Are likely to transfer schools at least once a year
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Impact of Homelessness on Children
Children who
experience long term
homelessness are five
times more likely to
become homeless
as adults
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Identifying Homeless Students
Role Group
Indicators to Look For
Administrators and teachers
May notice if a student is suddenly
falling behind in school; coming to
school fatigued, hungry, or wearing the
same clothes; hoarding belongings; or
having uncharacteristic discipline
problems.
Social workers, counselors, and nurses
May encounter students who are
experiencing academic, behavior,
health, or hygiene problems that may
be related to homelessness.
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Identifying Homeless Students
Role Group
Secretaries and registrars
Cafeteria workers
Indicators to Look For
Often are the first people in a school to
meet a family, child, or youth who may
be experiencing homelessness when
enrolling a student; they often see
mailing addresses or multiple school
enrollments that could indicate a
homeless situation.
May see a student who is not eating
because he or she did not bring lunch
or did not have money to buy lunch,
seems inordinately hungry, is asking
peers for food, is taking large portions,
or hoarding food; may overhear or be
told a student is homeless.
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Shelter
Family Emergency Shelter Call-in System
The Hamilton Family Emergency Center, 260
Golden Gate Avenue, provides emergency onenight beds for families. All families are required
to call the
Hotline Phone Number:
415-292-5228 at 11:00 am SHARP.
Can call back at 5:00pm for unclaimed beds.
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Shelter
Alternate Shelters
First Friendship Family Shelter
The shelter is open from 3:00 pm to 7:00 am
501 Steiner Street at Oak Street.
Providence Shelter
The shelter is open from 9:00 pm to 7:00 am
1601 McKinnon Avenue at Mendell Street.
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Shelter
Family Shelter Waiting List System
Compass Connecting Point is the centralized
intake agency for the Family Shelter System.
Families are requested to call the following
number for placement on the family shelter
waiting list:
1-855-234-COMP (2667)
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Shelter
Family Shelter Waiting List System
Current wait time for a 3-6 month family shelter
room is 6-8 months.
While waiting, families stay in one of the three
emergency shelters, in their car, or couch
surfing.
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Project EveryChild
Hamilton Family Center has
implemented Project EveryChild
– our plan to reduce the waiting
list for family shelter to zero by
2017
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Project EveryChild
Through Project Every
Child we will scale our
homelessness prevention
program and our rapid
re-housing program
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Project EveryChild
Hamilton’s Eviction Prevention
Program provides families facing
eviction with counseling,
financial support and other
assistance so they can keep their
housing.
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Project EveryChild
Hamilton’s Rapid Re-housing
Program provides families who
are homeless with a rent
subsidy, move-in assistance and
other support.
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Project EveryChild
We have already
raised close to $1
million in new public
and private funding to
support Project
EveryChild
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Project EveryChild
…..but we need
your help
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SFUSD and HFC Partnership: Goal
To help at least 75 families who are
homeless or at-risk of homelessness
find or maintain their housing this
school year.
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SFUSD and HFC Partnership - HFC will:
– Send an HFC staff member to a school within 3 business
days when SFUSD staff identify a family as homeless or atrisk of eviction.
– Provide eviction prevention services for up to 24 families
referred by SFUSD each year.
– Provide rapid rehousing services for up to 48 families
referred by SFUSD each year.
– Coordinate with SFUSD staff on how to best identify and
assist families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming
homeless.
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SFUSD and HFC Partnership - SFUSD will:
– Contact HFC as soon as a family is identified as
homeless or at-risk.
– Allow HFC access to school facilities for meetings with
families as appropriate.
– Arrange for HFC to train school social workers, nurses,
and counselors.
– Help HFC disseminate information to SFUSD staff and
families.
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SFUSD and HFC Partnership: How
• Look for signs of a housing crisis or homelessness
• Ask students and their parents if they are facing eviction or currently
homeless
• Contact us when you have identified a family in need and help us arrange
a meeting
• Disseminate information to parents and staff that you are available if they
are facing eviction
• Call us with your suggestions and concerns
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SFUSD and HFC Partnership: How
Call us and we will be at your school within 3 days:
Mariana Estrada: (415) 614-9060 x103,
[email protected]
Julie Millman: (415) 614-9060 x111,
[email protected]
Jeff Kositsky: (415) 409-2100 x115,
[email protected]
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SFUSD and HFC Partnership: How
This presentation is available at:
http://hamiltonfamilycenter.org/latestnews/publications/
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Questions, Concerns or Comments?
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Every Child Deserves a Home
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