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Problem Gambling

The materials linked to below were presented at the June 12, 2018 Statewide Homeless Council Meeting.  If you would like more information, or to arrange for an in-house training on this topic, please contact

Kristen A. Jiorle, Problem Gambling Services Coordinator

AdCare Educational Institute 207 . 626 . 3615


Gambling Resource Document


(for the two thumbnails below, right click and select Open Link in New Tab)


Reminder: MCOC Meeting 6-21-18

(new item added below- 6-18-18)

This is a reminder that the Maine Continuum of Care will be meeting on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Please see the agenda for details regarding Tandberg Teleconferencing locations and the call-in number. Other materials to be discussed at the meeting are also attached below.

Please note that MCOC will be taking Nominations for new CoC Board of Directors members  at this meeting. In an effort to ensure a wide range of stakeholder representation, we are specifically hoping for members who represent Veterans, DV Service Providers, and Homeless or Formerly Homeless Consumers. If you wish to nominate someone, please check with them to be sure they are willing and able to commit to participating on the Board. A list of current Board Membership is attached.


DRAFT 5-17-18 MCOC Minutes

ME-500 CoC Debriefing revised

CoC Leadership Committee 060718

2019 PIT Count Methodology


Reminder: SHC 6-12-18

This is a reminder the Statewide Homeless Council will be meeting on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM at MaineHousing, 353 Water Street in Augusta, ME. Please see the agenda for details, including a call in number for those not able to attend in person. Other materials to be reviewed at the meeting are linked below. Minutes here are from April. May minutes will be posted once approved.

SHC Agenda 6.12.18

SHC Minutes 4-10-18

State and Federal Legislation Update 6.1.18

Statewide Homeless Council Meeting Protocol – Draft 6.4.18

Ending Homelessness Resources Prioritization Chart and Guide



Visual Overview of the Plan – Families Experiencing Homelessness



More for tomorrow’s MCOC Meeting

Attached are additional materials for the 5-17-18 MCOC meeting:

The latest DRAFT of the Coordinated Entry Policies and Procedures MCOC CE Policies and Procedures final draft version 051618

“Parking Lot” issues that will be address as we move forward          CES P&P Parking Lot Comments from 05-15-18

A comparison of the 2017 and 2018 Point-In-Time and Housing Inventory Chart data as submitted to HUD in the HDX                     2017 to 2018 PIT and HIC compared

The latest Veteran By Name List Summary Report (no names) 4.30.18 By Name List Report

Veterans Community Planning Survey Questions CommPlanSurveyQuestions_May2018_Reference Only

The Veteran Committee of the COC will be meeting on June 5, 1pm-3pm to review and finalize responses to the community plan. The purpose of the survey is to help us to better understand community progress related to ending Veteran homelessness. The information gathered through this survey will help the VA—along with HUD and USICH—tailor training and technical assistance so that it more effectively addresses local needs.

Reminder: MCOC 5-17-18

This is a reminder that the Maine Continuum of Care will me meeting next Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00. Please see the agenda for teleconferencing location and call in information – please only call in if you are unable to attend at one of the teleconferencing locations.  Additional materials regarding Coordinated Entry Policies and Procedures will be posted here when they become available.

Since our April meeting was entirely devoted to Coordinated Entry Training, we will still need to approve the minutes from March.


DRAFT 3-15-18 MCOC Minutes

DRAFT 4-19-18 MCOC Minutes

Seeking Feedback on Coordinated Entry Policies & Procedures

The Coordinated Entry Committee, a committee of the COC Board of Directors, has been working to compile the Coordinated Entry System Policies and Procedures for the Maine Continuum of Care. The draft has been completed and we are seeking feedback and comments on the Policies and Procedures document, attached.

The CE Committee is accepting feedback and comments between: Wednesday May 9 and 3:00pm on Monday May 14.

Please send all comments you have to moc.i1529445685ksalu1529445685psemm1529445685org@y1529445685ma1529445685. In the subject line of the email, please label your email “CE P&P comments.”

All comments will be reviewed and considered by the Coordinated Entry Committee at their next meeting on Tuesday May 15 at 10:00am. The final document will be reposted to the Maine Homeless Planning Website and reviewed at the MCOC meeting scheduled for Wednesday May 17 at 1:00pm.

MCOC CE Policies and Procedures – 5.9.18