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VAWA Presentation Slides

As promised, the slides from the Regions I & II Violence Against Women Act presentation are attached.

During the training, there was a question about domestic violence and mandatory reporting. The best course of action to take is to consult your supervisor to ensure that you follow your agency guidelines and/or professional requirements with regards to mandatory reporting.

Thank you for your participation in Maine CoC Resource Committee trainings!

Norm Maze, Resource Committee Co-Chair

REMINDER: Violence Against Women Act (VAWA and 2013 Re-authorization) Training this Wednesday, June 5 and Friday, June 14

Training will cover:

  • An overview of the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence, the individual resource centers serving Maine and the services offered.
  • Violence Against Women Act overview: What is VAWA?  Who is protected?  What programs are impacted?
  • Review of housing protections for survivors and the responsibilities for housing providers.

Wednesday, June 5th
9:30 to 10:30 AM
Location: Shalom House, Inc.
106 Gilman Street, Portland
&
Friday, June 14th
9:00 to 10:00 AM
Location: MaineHousing
353 Water Street, Augusta

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA & 2013 Re-authorization) Training

Training will cover:

  • An overview of the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence, the individual resource centers serving Maine and the services offered.
  • Violence Against Women Act overview: What is VAWA?  Who is protected?  What programs are impacted?
  • Review of housing protections for survivors and the responsibilities for housing providers.

Wednesday, June 5th
9:30 to 10:30 AM
Location: Shalom House, Inc.
106 Gilman Street, Portland
&
Friday, June 14th
9:00 to 10:00 AM
Location: MaineHousing
353 Water Street, Augusta

Resource Committee/Unsheltered PIT Count Debrief- February 7, 2019

The next meeting of the Resource Committee will be at Tri-County Mental Health Services in Lewiston from 1- 3pm on Thursday, February 7th. (The meeting may not go the full 2 hours.) This meeting will be a debrief of the recent efforts in completing the unsheltered PIT count throughout the state.  Anyone who is interested in discussing what worked well or the challenges in this year’s count is encouraged to participate even if you are not a member of the Resource Committee. This information will be used in the planning of next year’s count.  Please pass this information on to anyone who might be interested.

Tri-County Mental Health Services

1155 Lisbon St.

Lewiston, ME

Call-in Number 1-515-739-1749

Pass code 916034#

MCoC Resource Committee 2019 Trainings Survey

As Maine’s Continuum of Care’s Resource Committee looks toward 2019, we were looking for input from the community on what you would like to see for trainings.  In 2018, we had Fair Housing, Educational Rights and Protections for Children and Youth under McKinney/Vento , BRAP and Shelter Plus Care Rental Subsidies, and Social Security Disability Claims and Finding Success through SOAR.
Two trainings that we are looking to provide next year will be on the “Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity” rule and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.

Please let us know the top four trainings you would like the Maine Continuum of Care to provide in 2019 which would benefit your clients and/or staff.

Click on link below to submit your choices.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VTN5KWV

Thanks,

Norm Maze