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group flyer

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in News | 0 comments

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From: Crccenter <crccenter@aol.com>
Date: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 9:37 AM
Subject: group flyer
To: shall@columbusga.org, rsnipes@familycenterofcolumbus.com, Liz@homelessresourcenetwork.org, willey_theresa@columbusstate.edu

Good morning!

I wanted to send out a flyer about group in case you wanted to print or share!
Thanks so much,
Karin H. Tyson, MPA
Victim Advocate
Sexual Assault Support Center, Inc.
2027 6th Avenue, Suite C
Columbus, Georgia 31904
706.221.1033 (phone)

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Elizabeth Dillard
Homeless Resource Network
2221 Second Avenue
PO BOX 811 
Columbus GA 31902
706-571-3399
Fax- 706.571-0707


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Stewards of Children Training – Learn to prevent, recognize & react to child sexual abuse

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Please see attached

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From: Melanie Conner <melanie.conner@dcs.ga.gov>
Date: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 12:24 PM
Subject: Fwd: Stewards of Children Training – Learn to prevent, recognize & react to child sexual abuse
To: Liz Dillard <liz@homelessresourcenetwork.org>

Hi Liz,
Please share with your distribution. Thanks!
Melanie L. Conner
Community Coordinator
Social Services Program Consultant 3
Department of Community Supervision
Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit – Reentry Services Unit
Mobile phone: 478.960.5332
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Elizabeth Dillard
Homeless Resource Network
2221 Second Avenue
PO BOX 811 
Columbus GA 31902

706-571-3399
Fax- 706.571-0707


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Join us for the Domestic Violence Awareness Walk

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in News | 0 comments

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From: Hope Harbour <info@hopeharbour.org>
Date: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 3:26 PM
Subject: Join us for the Domestic Violence Awareness Walk
To: liz@homelessresourcenetwork.org

Domestic Violence Awareness Walk – October 10, 2017
October 10th: Domestic Violence Awareness Walk
What?
A walk in Honor of Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence
Where?
Country's BBQ on Broad

We will begin our walk at Country's and end at the Government Center for the Annual Candlelight Vigil.
When?
October 10, 2015  Registration starts at 5:30, walk begins at 6:00.
No fee for the walk.

Hope Harbour, 233 12th Street, Suite 303, The Corporate Center, Columbus, GA 31901
Sent by info@hopeharbour.org in collaboration with
Constant Contact
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Elizabeth Dillard
Homeless Resource Network
2221 Second Avenue
PO BOX 811 
Columbus GA 31902
706-571-3399
Fax- 706.571-0707

DVAM Cookie and Conversation Tonight at 6:00 at the North Columbus Library

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in News | 0 comments

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From: Lindsey Reis <lreis@hopeharbour.org>
Date: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 12:19 PM
Subject: DVAM Cookie and Conversation Tonight at 6:00 at the North Columbus Library
To: Liz Dillard <liz@homelessresourcenetwork.org>

Liz,

 

Please share this with your meeting contacts.  Thanks – Lindsey

 

From: Tiarra Sanga [mailto:tsanga@hopeharbour.org]
Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2017 12:18 PM
To: Lindsey Reis
Subject: Flyer

 

September Homeless Network Meeting Notes

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in News | 0 comments

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On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 4:48 PM, Lateisha Robinson <LRobinson@nationalchurchresidences.org> wrote:

Please see attached.

LaTeisha Robinson
HUD-MFSCP Service Coordinator
National Church Residences
The Ralston
211 12th Street 
Columbus, GA 31901
Office- 706.320.3456

 



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Columbus GA 31902

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September Homeless Network Meeting Notes

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in News | 0 comments

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From: Lowell Cliatt <lowellcliatt@treeoflifehealthcare.org>
Date: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: September Homeless Network Meeting Notes
To: Liz Dillard <liz@homelessresourcenetwork.org>

Good Morning Liz
I hope all is well with you today
I viewed the Homeless Resource Guide and Tree Of Life Healthcare is not listed as a resource in the community. We desire to reach out to individuals and families in our community that need our help and deserve our care.  Please feel free to list Tree Of Life as a resource in your Guide.   
Attached is a Flyer of our Second Annual Health Fair scheduled for April 7, 2018.  Please share this information.
You can visit our website at: www.treeoflifehealthcare.org
Have Blessed Day
Dr. Lowell Cliatt 
President and CEO  
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Elizabeth Dillard
Homeless Resource Network
2221 Second Avenue
PO BOX 811 
Columbus GA 31902
706-571-3399
Fax- 706.571-0707

September Homeless Network Meeting Notes

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Thursday, September 21, 2017 NETWORK Meeting Notes:


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Street Beats are available today and are green through the end of October.
  • Salvation Army Christmas Holiday Assistance – Call on Thursdays 8:45am – Noon to set up an appointment dial 706-327-0275 Thursdays from now through October 12.
  • Valley Rescue Mission Christmas Holiday Assistance – Sign up dates, September 25-29 and October 2-6, Monday-Friday 9-11am and 1-3pm.  Working parents sign up is Saturday September 30 and Saturday October 7 10am -1pm
  • Operation Hope: Free credit and money management workshops the last Thursday of the each month. Call 404-405-1570 for more information. OperationHOPE.org
  • REACH adult education program  (GED vouchers available for successful graduates) Classes Tuesday and Thursday 9am –12pm and 1:30-4:30pm at Open Door Community House 706-323-5518
  • Grandparent Conference September 30 at Midtown Medical Center 7:15am Breakfast followed by conference at 8:30- 11:30am. (Adults only)
  • If you have an announcement you would like shared with the meetings list, please email Liz@HomelessResourceNetwork.org  and request your message to be shared.
  • Please email: Liz@HomelessResourceNetwork.org to be put on our meetings email list.
  • West Central Health District and the American Red Cross invite the faith community to Faith –Based Mass Care (Sheltering) and Response workshop on October 3, 8am-11:30am. Call 706-321-6150 to register.
  • Operation Hope: Free credit and money management workshops the last Thursday of the each month. Call 404-405-1570 for more information. OperationHOPE.org

PROGRAM: 

Phenix City Housing Authority        

1500 11th Avenue Phenix City AL 36867 (Applications)

PO Box 338 Phenix City AL 36868

334-664-9991

http://pchousing.org

  

Ms. Mary Mayrose, Executive Director and Haley Ramey, Resident Services shared the work of the Phenix City Housing Authority.    A PowerPoint was presented and the application to housing was distributed (both are attached) some presentation highlights follow.

 

There are 772 Housing Choice Vouchers and there are currently 625 vouchers under lease. The Housing choice voucher application is processed online (open once a year) and is currently closed.

 

There are five developments:

·         Riverview Court Apartments

·         Fredrick Douglas Apartments

·         L.P. Stough Apartments

·         Whispering Pines Apartments

·         H.L. Blake Apartments (must be 62 years of age or older)

 

How to apply for Public Housing Apartments:

Monday through Thursday apply in person 9am-12pm and 2:30pm to 5:30pm. You must be interviewed and all household members over age of 18 must be present.  You will need to have required documents.  The housing occupancy team will provide information on how to get needed documents.

Documents required:

·         Birth Certificate for each member of household

·         Legal Identification (driver license or state issued identification)

·         Social Security Card (temporary printout will work while waiting for actual card)

·         Marriage license (if applicable)

·         Divorce papers (if applicable)

·         Separation papers (if applicable)

·         Death certificates (if applicable)

·         Custody, adoption or guardianship papers (if applicable)

·         If you are the payee, guardian or have power of attorney for anyone in the households, bring notarized letter or legal papers documenting situation.

·         Verification of all sources of income not older than 120 days (four months)

 

Preferences are for those experiencing homelessness, homeless veterans and disaster victims.

Move in fees include:

·         $250 Rental deposit (the housing authority will work with people on this)

·         $150 Gas deposit

·         $250 Alabama Power deposit (if there are no outstanding bills)

 

There are exciting things happening in redevelopment and modernization.  The Housing Authority applied for (and was granted) $11 million to create a 84 unit property at 24th Ave and 19th St. This will be a multilevel income development similar to Arbor Pointe in Columbus.  Plan to start moving people in November of 2018. An additional tax credit of $14 million will be used for the development of mixed income/mixed use at the river that will be called Whitewater.

 

See all the IMPRESSIVE supportive services offered to residents including:

·         Afterschool  (3-6pm for $10 a month – with 3 contracted teachers to help with homework, snack time and gym time)

·         Summer program (37 youth in camp)

·         GED program (on site, have 8 students  3 are enrolled to start college in February)

·         WISE program (14 graduates, the 7 most active got a scholarship of $500 to CVCC, 4 are currently enrolled, 2 got better jobs, 3 are GED TRACK program)

·         Elderly services (Community center on site at H.L. Blake Apartments, potlucks monthly, social service staff on site and the Area Agency on Aging helps with case management)

·         Support group for caretakers

·         Financial literacy program

·         Healthy eating on budget class

·         Job training workshops

·         Resource Fairs

·         Basketball Team (went to Kentucky to compete!)

·         Summer lunch program

·         Volunteers

·         Community events

 

Plans for the future include:

·         GED childcare

·         YES expansion (volunteers, work study, more educators)

·         FSS program

·         Transportation

·         Thrift Store Development

·         Move-in & Utility assistance

 

Please see the attached documents for details about the work of the Phenix City Housing Authority!

 

NEXT MEETING:

4:00 pm Thursday, October 19, 2017

Department of Labor


Peace Liz


Elizabeth Dillard
Homeless Resource Network
2221 Second Avenue
PO BOX 811
Columbus GA 31902
706-571-3399
Fax- 706.571-0707

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Homeless Resource Guide

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The Homeless Resource Guide has been updated.  
Please follow the link to the Homeless Resource Network website "Resources" tab and click "printable resources" to arrive at "The Guide"  
This link take you directly to the Homeless Resource Guide homelessresourcenetwork.org
Peace Liz 
Elizabeth Dillard
Homeless Resource Network
2221 Second Avenue
PO BOX 811
Columbus GA 31902
706-571-3399

Human Trafficking Training

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in News | 0 comments

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Elizabeth Dillard
Homeless Resource Network
2221 Second Avenue
PO BOX 811
Columbus GA 31902
706-571-3399
Fax- 706.571-0707

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From: Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness <katheryn@gahomeless.org>
Date: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 12:40 PM
Subject: Human Trafficking Training
To: liz@homelessresourcenetwork.org






TRAINING:
(CEUs Pending)
November 7, 2017
Goodwill Training Center
As one of the top sex trafficking centers in the United States, It has become vital for all of us operating in Metro Atlanta to continue an acute awareness of the roles each of us have in combating the crisis of contemporary human enslavement and exploitation. The ever increasing public outcry over several high profile incidents in the region has influenced the Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness to host this vital training.
Join us on November 7th, 2017 for an informational training which will equip attendees with the knowledge of the roles of homeless service providers play in identifying and safely intervening in suspected cases of human exploitation. This full day training will walk attendees through the full journey from risk factors to victim-hood, to rescue, to post rescue and recovery. This training will be hosted by trainers Heather Stockdale, CEO of Georgia Cares and Meredith Holt, Agent of FBI MATCH Task Force.
This full-day training will cover the full spectrum of human exploitation activity from the identification and rescue of victims, to the long road to recovery and independence some face in the post rescue. Our speakers will be:
Event Schedule
10:00am: Welcome/Opening
10:30am: Speaker 1: FBI MATCH- recognizing victims, intervention, etc.
12:30pm: Q&A
12:45Lunch/Networking
1:30pm: Speaker 2: Post Rescue, Recovery, etc.
3:30pm: Q&A
3:30-4pm: Closing and Networking
Please contact us if you require special payment processing
Meredith Holt
Agent
MCS/OCU-Intelligence
Task Force Officer FBI MATCH Task Force
Meredith Holt is a detective for the Smyrna Police Department investigating crimes against children, adult sexual assault, and large scale Human Trafficking cases. Meredith has been working in the field of child abuse and law enforcement for 16 years. She currently represents the Smyrna Police Department on the FBI’s Metro Atlanta Child Exploitation Task Force (MATCH), where she investigates the human trafficking of children. Meredith received a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with a major in Child Development from the University of Georgia. Her work with children includes being an advisor with the Smyrna Police Explorers, a youth group for teens. Meredith was appointed by Governor Deal as the sole law enforcement officer to the Child Welfare Reform Committee in 2014. Currently Meredith is serving on the Division of Family and Children Services State Advisory Board and represents Region 13: Cobb, Gwinnett, and Clayton counties
Heather Stockdale
CEO
Heather Stockdale is the Executive Director of Georgia Cares, the statewide coordinating agency for child victims of sex trafficking and exploitation in Georgia. In her role as Executive Director, she is responsible for the overall development and implementation of the organization’s mission and strategic priorities. Her professional experience and training within the Trafficking and Youth Development fields serve her vision to pursue strategies that support holistic health and growth of youth while also building the State’s capacity to support families and communities in the fight against Human Trafficking. Ms. Stockdale has been instrumental in the State’s anti-trafficking initiatives since 2009, working with federal partners, other States, non-governmental organizations, law enforcement, prosecutors, medical providers, and youth serving agencies to forge multi- disciplinary partnerships. Ms. Stockdale thrives on improving efficiency, crafting innovative models, creating and implementing public policy, improving the effectiveness of systems, and improving access to services in the fight to eradicate child sex trafficking.
We would like to thank Goodwill for partnering with us for this event



Invitation to Workshop on Faith -Based Mass Care (Sheltering ) & Response – October 3rd

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

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From: Lockwood, Jack <Jack.Lockwood@dph.ga.gov>
Date: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 9:44 AM
Subject: Invitation to Workshop on Faith -Based Mass Care (Sheltering ) & Response – October 3rd
To: "Dillard, Liz" <liz@homelessresourcenetwork.org>

INVITATION FOR  – PASTORS, CONGREGATION LEADERS, DISASTER WORKERS, OUTREACH MINISTRIES, COMMUNITY LEADERS

 

As the recent hurricanes have shown us, Our Faith Community and other community groups may want to open their doors as a Good Samaritan Shelter to the community to provide a place of shelter from the weather or other emergency events.   

 

Often, there are many questions that places of worship have when doing this and at times they may run into issues they were not prepared for.

 

Please Join us – On October 3rd from 8am to 11:30 am,  Experts from the Georgia Department of Public Health, the American Red Cross, United Way, and Emergency Management will provide a workshop for the Faith community that addresses potential issues places of worship may encounter when opening a Good Samaritan Shelter vs. assisting in an American Red Cross Shelter.    Experts will talk about lessons learned from previous weather events like Hurricane Matthew, Facts about opening a Shelter and information about community volunteering.

 

EVENT:  Faith -Based Mass Care (Sheltering ) & Response Workshop

 

TIME:  October 3rd  – 8am – 11:30am

 

Location: Midtown Medical Center Conference Center

 

No fee to register – Breakfast will be provided  (space is Limited, only two attendees per organization)

 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER – SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

 

CALL – 706-321-6150 TO REGISTER

 

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Please share as you see fit.

 

Thank you

 

 

Jack Lockwood

Public Health Consultant
Risk Communication/Chronic Disease Prevention/Project Management
West Central Health District
2100 Comer Avenue
Columbus GA 31902-2299
Office: (706) 321-6115

Cell: 706-329-0894
Jack.Lockwood@dph.ga.gov

www.westcentralhealthdistrict.com
https://www.facebook.com/WestCentralHealthDistrictGA

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Homeless Resource Network
2221 Second Avenue
PO BOX 811 
Columbus GA 31902
706-571-3399
Fax- 706.571-0707

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