2016 Annual Report Building on Success Annual Report 2016
2016 Annual Report Building on Success  Annual Report 2016
Annual Report 2016
Annual Report 2016
Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness Board of Directors BOARD MEMBERS Elisa Graber Board Chair IBERIABANK Shawna Machado 1st Vice Chair Safe Children Coalition of Sarasota County Joseph Mercado 2nd Vice Chair Turning Points Julia Showers Treasurer The Salvation Army Manatee County Melissa Larkin Skinner Governance Chair Centerstone of Florida Paul Caragiulo Sarasota County Commission Kevin Cooper Gulf Coast Community Foundation Robin DiSabatino Manatee County Commission Philip Gorelick Jewish Family and Children s Service of the Suncoast Ali Kleber Advocate Melissa Lane Child Protection Center Daniel F Lundy Advocate Martha Meyers Manatee Technical College Bonnie Silvestri USF Office of Community Engagement Partnerships Rita Smith Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Paul Sutton Sarasota Coalition on Substance Abuse STAFF MEMBERS Leslie Loveless Executive Director Jackie McNeil Office Manager Brandon Bellows IT Manager Amiee Barth HMIS Systems Administrator Ed DeMarco HMIS Trainer Monitor Pat Haberl Special Project Staff Annual Report 2016 Message from the Incoming Board Chairperson Although many strides have been made this past year toward solutions to homelessness we continue to see the effects daily in our community Homelessness knows no boundaries and affects everyone within its environment 2016 brought solutions as well as challenges to meeting the needs of our community both in the non profit and the business sector Homelessness is an issue that affects everyone in some capacity which is why collaboration and partnerships are so vital to finding lasting solutions As the debate over solutions to homelessness continues the Suncoast Partnership will remain at the forefront of the discussion and sustainability will be a common topic In 2017 the Suncoast Partnership watches the everchanging climate of our federal and state governments looks locally for support to build on projects started and looks forward to innovative projects yet to be proposed As we say goodbye to our current Executive Director Leslie Loveless who has greatly strengthened the organization we reflect on where the organization will go in the future We will look at this as an opportunity to grow our leadership position within Sarasota and Manatee Counties A leadership position means having strong collaborations lengthy discussions and multiple perspectives from a diverse group of people to find sustainable results for everyone in the communities Building on our success we look forward to working with the communities in our region to end homelessness Sincerely Shawna Machado Suncoast Partnership Board Chair 1
Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness Board of Directors BOARD MEMBERS Elisa Graber  Board Chair  IBERIABANK  Shawna Ma...
We envision communities where everyone has the opportunity to have a home Our mission is to prevent and end homelessness in Manatee and Sarasota Counties We are guided by the following principles in fulfilling our mission Community wide engagement is vital to achieving this mission and all parties must be treated with respect and dignity Streamlining and integrating processes across the continuum is critical Coordination of resources will maximize services and reduce duplication Community members must have a voice through committees and workgroups of the Corporation Safe decent affordable housing for low and moderate income households must be a priority if homelessness is to be eliminated Annual Report 2016 2
We envision communities where everyone has the opportunity to have a home. Our mission is to prevent and end homelessness ...
Message from the Outgoing Executive Director As I approach retirement and reflect on my tenure with the Partnership I think that questions posed by a reporter will help me sum up my thoughts 1 When did you start at the Partnership I stepped in as Interim Director in November 2012 and accepted the position of Executive Director in May 2013 2 What have you learned about homelessness that you didn t know the first day There is no one size fits all solution the complexity of issues facing people experiencing homelessness requires flexible and creative programming and community involvement on all levels 3 In a perfect world with unlimited funds what is the one thing you would do today to help the homeless in Manatee and Sarasota Counties What I would do doesn t cost a thing I would open the minds and hearts of more people in the community and help them see that the homeless are fellow human beings not untouchables 4 What skill or talent in your opinion did you have that made you perfect for being the Partnership s leader the past four years Well perfect I m not but I think my ability to roll up my sleeves and go to work served the Partnership well On any given day there are relationships to build or mend meetings to facilitate budgets to balance grant deadlines and shifting politics I stayed focused on the mission ending homelessness and tried not to let extraneous issues slow forward movement 5 What would you tell a candidate for your job about your job You will never be bored you will often be frustrated and politics go with the territory 6 What accomplishments make you the proudest during your tenure with the Partnership When I stepped in the Partnership was on financial life support collaboration among Continuum of Care organizations was poor and staff morale was extremely low I will leave the Partnership financially strong with numerous collaborative projects in place and with a quality professional staff that serves our members well I look forward to the continued success of the Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness knowing that the many projects we facilitate and manage truly make a difference I have worked with so many wonderful people and am grateful for the opportunity I have had to move the mission forward Leslie Loveless M Ed LMHC Executive Director Annual Report 2016 3
Message from the Outgoing Executive Director As I approach retirement and reflect on my tenure with the Partnership, I thi...
2016 Innovative Collaboration Each year the Office on Homelessness holds a Challenge Grant competition For 2016 the Partnership was awarded 180 000 to implement a bi county project to provide housing and support for homeless families with children Families were identified as a priority group through the region s Strategic Action Plan The Partnership awarded grants to The Salvation Army Manatee The Salvation Army Sarasota Catholic Charities and Turning Points and an additional 180 000 was pledged by these partners Between January 4 2016 and September 30 2016 the partners identified and assessed homeless families with children Through collaboration they were able to house sixty two homeless families in Manatee and Sarasota Counties These sixtytwo families included 195 Children and 92 Adults The design of the project required that all families engage in regular case management and supportive counseling to help develop skills necessary for selfsufficiency As a result sixty 60 of the sixty two 62 families were stabilized and remained independently housed at the conclusion of the project 2016 Setting New Benchmarks As our homeless services system continues to move toward improved outcomes the U S Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed new benchmarks to be measured as we go forward The outcomes to be measured include number of first time homeless length of time people remain homeless percent of people who exit the system to permanent housing number who return to the system within 6 months to 2 years growth in reported income and employment earnings and the length of time it takes to place someone in housing 1 097 homeless persons moved to PERMANENT HOUSING in 2016 Annual Report 2016 These measurements will be reliant on accurate and timely data entry something the Partnership s staff have focused on for several years In addition to tracking point in time survey numbers year over year the extensive data in the Homeless Management Information System will also be used to evaluate trends and numbers As the Partnership continues its focus on housing first we can report that 1 097 persons who entered our system homeless during the 2016 program year exited to permanent housing 4
2016   Innovative Collaboration Each year, the Office on Homelessness holds a Challenge Grant competition. For 2016, the P...
2016 Financial Report For the fiscal year beginning October 1 2015 and ending September 30 2016 the Partnership brought in total revenues of 697 227 to support Continuum of Care Activities the Homeless Management Information System and direct client support through the State Challenge and Homeless Prevention Grants This represents an increase of 110 505 over the prior year 2016 expenditures were 689 113 The net assets for the organization at the end of the year were 190 683 For the sixth year in a row the Partnership had an unqualified audit with no management issues identified Copies of our Annual Audits and Tax Form 990 s are available on our website and in our Giving Partner profile Because the Partnership is identified as the Lead Agency for the Manatee Sarasota Continuum of Care primary funding continues to come from government at federal state and county levels In 2016 we received support from Gulf Coast Community Foundation in the amount of 11 020 and we were able to grow our Giving Challenge donations substantially Plans for additional fundraising to supplement our existing sources will be underway in 2017 REVENUE CHART EXPENSE CHART Annual Report 2016 5
2016   Financial Report For the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2015 and ending September 30, 2016, the Partnership broug...
2016 Point in Time Survey Our annual Point in Time Survey of those who are homeless highlights success in some areas and the need for renewed effort in others By prioritizing homeless families with children this region has successfully decreased the number of homeless families counted going from a high of 231 families in the 2009 census to 78 families in 2016 a decrease of 66 Projects such as the Family Haven Alliance Supportive Services for Veterans Families and the Challenge Grant focused our resources and effort to work with these families By contrast the number of chronically homeless individuals has increased from 125 in 2009 to 311 in 2016 New resources will need to be identified for this population who often require mental health care permanent supportive housing and extensive case management The Partnership has advocated for increases in mental health funding and look forward to the launch of the Comprehensive Treatment Court in Sarasota County with the hopes that it will be replicated in Manatee County Annual Report 2016 6
2016   Point in Time Survey Our annual Point-in-Time Survey of those who are homeless highlights success in some areas, an...
2016 Completing the Transition to Housing First One of the roles that the Partnership plays as the lead agency for the Manatee Sarasota Continuum of Care is to help develop and steer strategic actions that will align our region s goals with those of the U S Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD Over the past three years through discussion and open competition we have successfully re designed our Continuum of Care projects to accommodate the Housing First model preferred by HUD As a Housing First Continuum the projects funded are in two categories Permanent Supportive Housing for those who are chronically homeless and Rapid Re Housing targeting individuals and families in shelters and on the street There are three permanent supportive housing projects directly funded with Continuum of Care Funds CASL Permanent Supportive Housing Catholic Charities Casa San Jose Harvest House Home Again 207 013 80 778 120 736 There are three Rapid Re housing projects directly funded with Continuum of Care Funds JFCS Building Strong Families Salvation Army Sarasota Everyone s Home Family Salvation Army Sarasota Everyone s Home Individual 101 608 131 539 80 000 In addition the Partnership secured the following additional dollars for member agencies through federal and state grants JFCS Prevention Rapid Rehousing Family and Individual Salvation Army Manatee Prevention Rapid Re housing Salvation Army Sarasota prevention Rapid Re housing Turning Points Outreach and Re Housing Turning Points Homeless Prevention 2 1 1 Suncoast Homeless Screening Services 91 000 37 125 37 125 37 125 34 920 37 125 Finally the Housing First Model is very much dependent on the availability of affordable rentals which is a problem in our region Therefore we must continue to support existing shelter activities to assure that families and individuals are safe Emergency Services Grants were awarded as follows The Salvation Army Sarasota The Salvation Army Manatee Catholic Charities Family Haven South Shelter Family Resources Youth Shelter Bradenton 46 638 46 637 18 200 18 200 The Partnership secured 1 125 769 in new grants to serve people experiencing homelessness in Sarasota and Manatee Counties Annual Report 2016 7
2016   Completing the Transition to Housing First One of the roles that the Partnership plays, as the lead agency for the ...
Homeless Management Information System HMIS The Partnership is responsible for tracking and evaluating programs being implemented within the continuum to assure quality services and measurable performance outcomes 755 support calls answered by our Help Desk 6 700 e mails requesting support answered by Help Desk staff 1 925 customized reports generated 396 attendees at face to face HMIS trainings In 2016 our HMIS team supported more than 300 provider staff from 28 organizations with system training data quality review and customized reporting A total of 125 projects were tracked and managed Accurate and timely data entry is essential for achieving outcomes and avoiding duplication of services Customized reporting allows us to track those who were served the cost of service placement outcomes and key performance measures identified by funders During 2016 the Partnership s HMIS team facilitated numerous discussions related to a new coordinated entry process that will prioritize the hardest to serve in our homeless population Both the Family Haven Project and the Veterans Project have piloted models and the finalization of a system wide coordinated entry system will be the goal in 2017 2017 Facing Challenges in the New Year In the coming year the State of Florida Office on Homelessness will begin delegating oversight for many projects to the Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness In addition to the federal Continuum of Care Projects Emergency Solutions Grant dollars will begin supporting individual youth and family shelters as well as rapid re housing projects For a second year Challenge Grant projects will support housing for homeless families and will also promote outreach and 2 1 1 services And we have again secured a special Homeless Prevention grant for Turning Points All of these projects will be monitored for quality and outcomes by Partnership staff with the goal of continuing to improve services in Manatee and Sarasota Counties The Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness is set to work with our member organizations and the community to make a difference in the lives of those who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness While progress has been made much remains to be done Annual Report 2016 8
Homeless Management Information System  HMIS  The Partnership is responsible for tracking and evaluating programs being im...
Annual Report 2016
Annual Report 2016
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