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Reminder: Tomorrow: SOAR and Social Security Disability Benefit Training-Portland

Social Security Disability Claims and Finding Success through SOAR

Presenters:

Ashley Karr-Preble Street SOAR Case Manager & Statewide Team Lead for SOAR in Maine

Libby Newport-Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration – Boston Region Area II

Scott Mack- Disability Determination Services, Public Contact

Wednesday, August 15, 10-Noon

Portland Social Services, 196 Lancaster Street, Portland

SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is a nationally recognized program designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness** and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.

**Location Change** June 5- Maine HVAC Monthly Steering Meeting

Maine Homeless Veterans Action Committee –Monthly Steering Meeting

Where: Lewiston CBOC Mental Health Wing, 15 Challenger Drive, Lewiston & VA Maine at Togus, Room 139B, Building 206,

When:  1pm-3pm, Tuesday June 5, 2018

Call in Option:  1-855-871-4157 then 41015#

The Maine Homeless Veteran Action Committee meets on the first Tuesday of the month to plan implement systemic responses to veteran homelessness.  This month we will be reviewing:

  • The SSVF Community Planning Survey prior to the COC Board of Directors Meeting.
  • The USICH declaration for an end of veteran homelessness materials
  • May By Name List Report *To be posted following the 5/31*

As a subcommittee of the Maine Continuum of Care, this committee serves to coordinate the response to veteran homelessness to ensure that it is rare brief and non-recurring.

4.30.18 By Name List Report

(DRAFT) USICH Maine Declaration Application ;

(DRAFT)2018 SSVF-Community Planning Survey-Maine ;

6.5.18 HVAC Agenda

2.6.18 ME Homeless Veteran Action Committee Meeting Minutes

The Maine Homeless Veteran Action Committee approved the February 6th Meeting Minutes and January month end By Name List Report at the March 6, 2018 meeting.

1.31.18 By Name List Report

2.6.18-HVAC Meeting Minutes

The next meeting of the Maine Homeless Veteran Action Committee will be April 3, 2018 from 1pm-3pm. Please email Rob Liscord, Committee Chair for more information about either the meeting or the goal of the committee: rliscord @preblestreet.org

*Location Change* Maine Homeless Veteran Action Committee Steering Meeting

Following up on the Annual Update: State of Veteran Homelessness meeting. The Maine Homeless Veteran Action Committee’s monthly steering meeting will focus on setting next steps for 2018.

Maine Homeless Veteran Action Committee Meeting

When: Tuesday February 6, 1pm-3pm

Where: Preble Street Main Office, Third Floor, 38 Preble Street Portland, Maine 04101.

Call in Info:Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphonehttps://global.gotomeeting.com/join/966806869 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311 
Access Code: 966-806-869

Materials for Review: 2018 Annual Update on Veteran Homelessness in Maine2.6.17 HVAC Agenda; 1.9.18 HVAC Meeting Minutes

The Maine Homeless Veterans Action Committee (ME HVAC), the Veteran Committee of the Maine Continuum of Care (MCOC), formed as a collaboration of several agencies and organizations to ensure that Veteran homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring and was adopted as a committee of the MCOC in 2016.

February 14, Fair Housing Training, Portland, Maine

The Resource Committee of the Maine COC in partnership with ESAC and the city of Portland is pleased to present a free training on fair housing law with Maine’s premier expert, Patricia Ender with Pine Tree Legal Assistance. Please join us!

What: Understanding Fair Housing Laws in Maine

When: February 14th, 2018, 10am-12noon

Where: City of Portland, 196 Lancaster Street, Portland, ME 04101

RSVP to Matt Pryor
City of Portland Adult Services (207) 482-5141
mpryor@ portlandmaine.gov Fair Housing Flyer

February 9, Free Fair Housing Training at the Region 2 Homeless Council

The Resource Committee of the Maine COC in partnership with the Region 2 Homeless Council is pleased to present a free training on fair housing law with Maine’s premier expert, Patricia Ender with Pine Tree Legal Assistance. Please join us!

What: Understanding Fair Housing Laws in Maine

When: February 9th, 2018, 9am-11am

Where: Maine Housing, 353 Water Street, Augusta, Maine 04330

If you have any questions, please contact Rob Liscord at rliscord @preblestreet.org

Fair Housing Training Flyer 2.9.18

 

 

Annual Update – The State of Veteran Homelessness in Maine- Agenda & RSVP

The Maine Continuum of Care Veteran Committee (Maine Homeless Veteran Action Committee) Invites You: 

Annual Update – The State of Veteran Homelessness in Maine

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 3:00-4:30pm

Bangor Savings Bank, Conference Center
5 Senator Way, Augusta, ME 04330

Click Here to RSVP, Please RSVP by January 30, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Committee Chair Rob Liscord at 207-245-5039 or by email. 

1.31 Veteran Homelessness Update Agenda

About the Maine Homeless Veteran Action Committee: The committee is comprised of several agencies and organizations from around the state including: Betsy Ann Ross House of Hope, Bread of Life Ministries,Easter Seals of Maine, Maine State Bureau of Veteran Services, MaineHousing, Preble Street, VA Maine Healthcare System, Veterans, Inc., Volunteers of America of Northern New England.

Last Push for Volunteers: Point in Time Count

The annual homeless Point in Time Count is just two weeks away!  Local community leaders are scheduling training meetings on the forms and process for this years count. If you want to help, reach out as soon as possible!

WHAT: Annually, on one night in January, there is a count of a homeless people throughout the state of Maine.

WHY: Counting families, youth, veterans, senior citizens and others who are homeless gives us a better understanding of the factors contributing to homelessness in our communities. The information collected helps us in our work to end homelessness.

HOW: There are two count methods this year:

  1. On the night of Tuesday, January 23, 2018, compassionate volunteers will be available throughout Maine to survey homeless members of our communities.
  2. On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Thursday, January 25, 2018 and Friday, January 26, 2018, volunteers will be located at various service centers throughout Maine to meet with homeless people and gather important information for the count.

Volunteers are crucial to the success of the count. For more information or to volunteer for the count, please contact: Rob Liscord with Preble Street Veteran Housing Services

PIT-Get Counted Flier 2018

Save the Date: January 31, Annual Update: State of Veteran Homelessness

Save The Date

What:  Annual Update –  The State of Veteran Homelessness in Maine

Who:  The Maine Continuum of Care Veteran Committee

(Maine Homeless Veteran Action Committee)

When:  January 31, 2018 3:00-4:30

Where:  Bangor Savings Bank, Conference Center, 5 Senator Way, Augusta, ME 04330

The Maine Homeless Veterans Action Committee (ME HVAC), the Veteran Committee of the Maine Continuum of Care (MCOC), formed as a collaboration of several agencies and organizations to ensure that Veteran homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring and was adopted as a joint committee of the MCOC in 2016.

11.7.17 ME HVAC Meeting Minutes

The Maine Homeless Veterans Action Committee (ME HVAC), the Veteran Committee of the Maine Continuum of Care (MCOC), formed as a collaboration of several agencies and organizations to ensure that Veteran homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring and was adopted as a joint committee of the MCOC in 2016. ME HVAC meets the first Tuesday of each month from 1pm-3pm at the Lewiston VA Clinic (CBOC) at 15 Challenger Drive, Lewiston. These meetings are open. Please email Rob Liscord at *protected email* if you would like to join our email list. 

In November, the meeting highlights include:

  • Community Presentation: Dan Walsh, Veterans, Inc. CT Office on veteran coordinated entry and achieving an end to veteran homelessness using the USICH Benchmark Criteria
  • Adoption of Community Plan on Dual enrollment between SSVF and GPD based on changes in the GPD Transitional Housing Program
  • Discussion of the Veteran By Name List Report
  • Review of HVAC Written Standards to be voted on at the December 5 meeting

11.7.17 HVAC Meeting Notes 10.31.2017 By Name List Report 11.7.17 HVAC Community Plan Proposal GPD Modality Transition