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Homeless Outreach

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Performs strategic outreach events for people who are homeless or at-risk through Community Caring events, and performs rural outreach opportunities quarterly. The committee builds partnerships and coordinates networking opportunities to serve as many people as possible through outreach. Chair: Alysha Douglas, adouglas@gbla.org

Housing Committee

August 18 @ 1:30 am - 2:30 pm

Studies best practices; recommends housing solutions and implements HUD prioritization standards includes time sensitive placement of homeless persons; offers data collection/technical assistance to service providers with the CoC Housing Inventory Chart (HIC); and engages potential private/public stakeholders, developing housing projects based on community needs. In the are of chronic homelessness, the committee identifies, monitors, and champions “Housing First” initiatives including implementation and monitoring of the Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness; oversees the chronic homeless registry; monitors and conducts…

Coordinated Entry and Assessment

August 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Facilitates Coordinated Entry and Assessment for Kern in compliance with HUD CoC requirements, and enveloping processes and procedures that maximize BKRHC member resources; collaborates with community partners and seeks to serve the full County of Kern. Chair: Rebecca Moreno,  rmoreno@capk.org

SOAR Subcommittee

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The SOAR committee directs and evaluates the work of the COC-wide linkage to SSI/SSDI benefits for people who are homeless or at-risk for being homeless, using the SOAR method. The SOAR committee also analyzes and reports outcomes to the BKRHC Governing Board with a focus on improving benefits’ access and promoting the SOAR process locally. Chair: Kyler Dake, kdake@gbla.org  Co-Chair: Gerald Dawson gdawson@kernbhrs.org .

BKRHC Governing Board

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Established in October 2019, the Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC) Executive Board is responsible for appointing and overseeing the Executive Director, BKRHC finances, contracts, and media relations, with the goal of ending homelessness in Kern County’s communities.  The nine member Executive Board includes two representatives each from the County of Kern and City of Bakersfield, four subject matter experts, and one at-large member appointed by the Board. CHAIR: Deborah Johnson, deb.johnson@cavaf.org, California Veterans Assistance Foundation.

Homeless Outreach

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Performs strategic outreach events for people who are homeless or at-risk through Community Caring events, and performs rural outreach opportunities quarterly. The committee builds partnerships and coordinates networking opportunities to serve as many people as possible through outreach. Chair: Alysha Douglas, adouglas@gbla.org

Coordinated Entry and Assessment

September 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Facilitates Coordinated Entry and Assessment for Kern in compliance with HUD CoC requirements, and enveloping processes and procedures that maximize BKRHC member resources; collaborates with community partners and seeks to serve the full County of Kern. Chair: Rebecca Moreno,  rmoreno@capk.org

SOAR Subcommittee

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The SOAR committee directs and evaluates the work of the COC-wide linkage to SSI/SSDI benefits for people who are homeless or at-risk for being homeless, using the SOAR method. The SOAR committee also analyzes and reports outcomes to the BKRHC Governing Board with a focus on improving benefits’ access and promoting the SOAR process locally. Chair: Kyler Dake, kdake@gbla.org  Co-Chair: Gerald Dawson gdawson@kernbhrs.org .

BKRHC Governing Board

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Established in October 2019, the Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC) Executive Board is responsible for appointing and overseeing the Executive Director, BKRHC finances, contracts, and media relations, with the goal of ending homelessness in Kern County’s communities.  The nine member Executive Board includes two representatives each from the County of Kern and City of Bakersfield, four subject matter experts, and one at-large member appointed by the Board. CHAIR: Deborah Johnson, deb.johnson@cavaf.org, California Veterans Assistance Foundation.

Homeless Outreach

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Performs strategic outreach events for people who are homeless or at-risk through Community Caring events, and performs rural outreach opportunities quarterly. The committee builds partnerships and coordinates networking opportunities to serve as many people as possible through outreach. Chair: Alysha Douglas, adouglas@gbla.org

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