“The Alliance”

The organization formerly known as The Continuum of Care for the City and County of Racine, U.A. is now THE HOMELESSNESS and HOUSING ALLIANCE OF RACINE COUNTY or “The Alliance”. The name change was one of the recommendations that resulted from strategic planning. The mission has not changed and the new name reflects its mission. There were 3 initiatives recommended at its January meeting that also resulted from strategic planning. Plans are in place to introduce these initiatives to the public in the near future. Planns are also in the works for a new logo design and website.

POINT IN TIME STREET OUTREACH

POINT IN TIME:

NIGHT OF JANUARY 23, 2019

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER FOR POINT IN TIME

ABOUT THE EVENT
Street outreach is done year round by the CoC. However, on the third Wednesday of January and July each year, homeless service providers and volunteers join forces and “take to the streets” to find persons experiencing homelessness in Racine County, and offer them shelter and other services. For a number of days after, we visit various locations in the community in search of individuals who we may not have located on the night of Point in Time (PIT).

THE PURPOSE OF POINT IN TIME STREET OUTREACH

The primary goal of the Point-In-Time Street Outreach event is to identify anyone without shelter, and help them identify shelter options and other services available in the community. The secondary goal to obtain demographic information that helps us make decisions about gaps in services and needs of those experiencing homelessness. It is also a requirement attached to funding for homeless and homeless prevention assistance that is received in Racine County. These funds originate with the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and are administered directly by HUD, the State of Wisconsin or the City of Racine.

HOW WE DO THE POINT IN TIME STREET OUTREACH?

Volunteers will gather at 10 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Avenue, Racine, WI

Volunteers will receive an orientation prior to conducting street outreach activities. An experienced leader will guide each volunteer team.

WHAT WE DO WHEN WE FIND SOMEONE WHO IS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS?

*Determine if there are any immediate medical, safety or food needs and address those needs
*Take the individual to shelter
*Assist the individual to contact family and friends if requested
*Provide information about community services and provide direct referrals
*Conduct a brief interview to find out more about the individual’s situation and obtain demographic information

WHEN IS POINT IN TIME?

January 23, 2019

10:00 pm: REGISTRATION STARTS

10:30 pm: ORIENTATION (mandatory for participation)

11:00 pm – 3 am: STREET OUTREACH

WE NEED YOU!

Please take the time to register for this event and pass along information about it to others. We greatly appreciate your efforts to help end and prevent homelessness in Racine County.

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Thank you Doug!  We used a lot of paper. 

We have concluded our strategic planning sessions – 15 hours! Many thanks to Doug Gundlach for volunteering his time and expertise to guide us through this process, Siena Center for hosting us, and Sr. Chris Braslovick for helping us make this possible. Join us January 18 at 9am at United Way of Racine County when we present our recommendations. We need your input and participation!

FY2018 CoC NOFA Competition – UPDATE

We will be posting the application at least 2 days before our September 18 deadline for review.   The count down has begun!

All renewal projects were selected to be included in the application.  We did not have any new project applicants this year.  Congratulations to our applicants.

Institute for Community Alliances (ICA)

Center for Veterans Issues (CVI)

Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO)

HOPES Center of Racine

SAFE Haven of Racine

Women’s Resource Center (WRC)

CoC NOFA Informational Meeting

An informational meeting about the FY2018 CoC NOFA will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 9 am at HOPES Center of Racine, 521 Sixth Street, Racine, WI.  General information about the local process, as well as changes to the HUD CoC NOFA since last year will be discussed. NEW PROJECTS WELCOME!

https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/FY-2018-CoC-Program-Competition-NOFA.pdf

Project submission deadline:  August 17, 2018, 11;59 PM

WINTER POINT IN TIME

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Working to Prevent and End Homelessness in Racine County, Wisconsin.