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State of Homelessness in America
Crunching the Numbers in the Fight to End...
The number of homeless people on America’s streets is morally indefensible — over 600,000 on any given night — but even more startling is how little we have historically known about this population. If solving a problem depends on first understanding it, it should come as little surprise that solutions to homelessness have often been slow. Thankfully, that reality has changed...
Amended bylaws have been adopted by the NACH Board of Directors as of 11 August, 2011. These revised bylaws are available for your perusal on our website.
NACH Agency Meeting Minutes
NACH Agency Meeting 12 August, 2011 Family Services Center of Huntsville A provider networking and fundraising event will be located at the Central Baptist Church in Decatur, AL on Heather Artman presented her HMIS report. Heather is the current HMIS reporter and administrator at NACH, and has been for some time. She will be leaving us for a new job...
Agency Spotlight – Operation Stand Down
Dan Hamrick presented on behalf of Operation Stand Down. OSD is a national organization that started in 1986 in San Diego, CA. Stand-down was named on behalf of the military phrase referencing the relaxing of the guard and rest. The event that OSD will be hosting is at Joe Davis Stadium and will be on October 21-23, 2011, and will be providing medical services, food, clothing, showers, barber shop...
Down but not out: Voices of the long-term... →
By Zachary Roth | The Lookout – Thu, Jul 14, 2011 You can read all the stats you want on America’s long-term jobless crisis. More than 6.3 million Americans have been out of work for more than half a year. The average jobless stint now lasts longer than nine months. We could go on. But no facts or figures bring home the grim human dimension of this epidemic better than an account we...
Low Income Mortgage, Affordable Housing &... →
Is Denial of Evidence Based Prevention a Violation... →
NACH Meeting Minutes
NACH HMIS Meeting 8 July, 2011 Downtown Rescue Mission Updated agencies on Volunteer Point work updates from Bowman in Service Point. Shelter Point and Volunteer Point are being used to track volunteerism and various shelter programs for many CoC’s to use for tracking information that agencies need to earn and apply for grant funding. It is suggested...
Agency Spotlight: The AIDS Action Coalition
David Battle presented today at the NACH Agency Meeting on behalf of the Aids Action Coalition. The AIDS Action Coalition is offering a new program called Healthy Connections. This program is designed for African-American women (although anyone can participate) in a relationship with a man who is either incarcerated or has been recently released from a correctional institution. Program...
Agency Meeting Updates
Crisis Services of North Alabama (CSNA) Crisis Services of North Alabama is looking for volunteers for all of the services they provide. If you live in the Madison county area and are able to volunteer and interested, please contact them via their website or at their offices, which can be found here. Disaster Relief The last day to apply for FEMA Assistance after the storms that struck us here...
FYI: AIDS Action Coalition
Please be advised that National HIV Testing Day is June 27. Free, confidential testing will be provided at 600 St. Clair Avenue, Building 7, Suite 18, in Huntsville, AL 35801. For more information please contact the AIDS Action Coalition at (256)536-4700.
Alabama Lawyers Offer Free Guidance for Tornado... →
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — One tornado victim wanted to know how to save his possessions from a bulldozer that was going to reduce his damaged apartment building to rubble. Another wanted to know how to collect insurance when the policy had blown away. And another wondered if he still had to make payments on his severely damaged car. Questions about rental agreements, insurance and property...
Downtown Rescue Mission update!
Crisis Management: Downtown Rescue Mission needs...
Due to the storms many are in need of hot meals and shelter. Downtown Rescue Mission is trying to supply hot food, but there is a desperate need for volunteers to help serve that food. If you are in the Huntsville, AL or Madison, AL area and are looking for a way to contribute to the relief of the displaced and homeless in the aftermath of this crisis, please contact the Downtown Rescue Mission by...
RagTag Recycling Day by Christmas Charities Year...
CSNA would like you to be aware of the free...
NACH Meeting - Floor Opened for Commentary
Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical, located at 301 Governors Drive, UAB Building. Trying to issue 6 vouchers by next week. Weekly and monthly contact with veterans whose housing they provide. Please contact them at Nita.McGee@va.gov, or call at (256)535-3100 x. 7482. Downtown Rescue Mission wished to clarify “15 Day Policy.” Clients are encouraged to show that they are trying to get...
Presentation by Mrs. Carolyn Jackson of the...
RiahRose Home for Children, Inc., is now open in Huntsville. The Home is licensed to accommodate a total of twenty mothers and infants. The girls (residents) can gain admission to the Home while pregnant and remain until they reach their goals or the babies are one year old. RiahRose Home for Children was established to help ease the burden of pregnancy for teen females and to teach them the...
Presentation by Heather Artman in re: HMIS
Upgrades to Bowman’s Service Point 5.0 is somewhat glitchy but we have 97, nearly 98 percent data completeness since the new update. Floor opened for questions. Heather Artman and Lineise Arnold will be heading to Project Homeless in Birmingham to observe and lend a hand. If you would like to attend meet in the First Baptist parking lot on Saturday morning at 8am. HEARTH regulations...
NACH Membership Meeting Today
The General Membership Meeting begins at 10am at the Family Services Center of Huntsville, Alabama, and is now underway. Representatives from RiahRose will be presenting.
HOMELESS PREVENTION $ FOR HOMEOWNERS
NEWSBRIEF :: HOMELESS PREVENTION $ FOR HOMEOWNERS ALAEH Members Take Note… Governor Bentley Announces Foreclosure Prevention Help for Unemployed Alabama Homeowners MONTGOMERY-Governor Robert Bentley announced today the creation of Hardest Hit Alabama (HHA), a new program providing $162 million for the prevention of foreclosure in Alabama. In August 2010, the U.S. Department of Treasury...
Still Serving Veterans presents at NACH General...
Founded in 2005, Still Serving Veterans (SSV) has helped more than 1,000 wounded veterans and their families connect with the services they need to deal with life changing injuries while reintegrating into civilian lives and careers. Based in Huntsville, Alabama, SSV has become a nationally-recognized center of excellence as a grass roots-level reintegration orchestrator for wounded veterans and...
James Robinson's Big Idea
Youth in Alabama may be faced with a difficult set of circumstances when they turn 18. In Alabama, a parent’s legal responsibility ends at when a child turns 18, even though a person is not considered a contractual adult until he or she turns 19 years old. This means a parent of a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning or queer youth can force a young adult from his or her home...
The Purpose Prize →
General Membership Meeting
Our General Membership meeting is underway! Updates about our presentations for today will come as they happen. Welcome to HMIS, Downtown Rescue Mission! And welcome to our guests considering new membership!
Encore announces winners of their Launchpad... →
Homeless beauty queen to speak out for the homeless.
Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act... →
This legislation is named in honor of the late Frank Melville, the first Board Chair of the Melville Charitable Trust. Frank Melville and the entire Melville Charitable Trust family have been national leaders in promoting supportive housing as a highly successful and cost-effective best practice that can prevent and end unnecessary institutionalization and homelessness among people with the...
Heart For The Homeless Gathering
Come join others in our community who have a heart from the homeless. Invite all of your friends who share our mutual passion for these incredible people! Our desire is to provide more opportunities for a provision of community resources to those in need by knowing each other and working together. The Heart For The Homeless Gathering will be on February 21st from 6pm to 8pm CST at The Rock...
From The Redstone Rocket, Vol. 60, No. 2 - "New... →
Hundreds of ex-servicemembers roam Tennessee Valley streets
Operation: Stand-Up breaks old ground with new... →
Donnie Jones from Operation: Stand Up presented today at the NACH Agency meeting. Operation: Stand Up is an out-growth from Donnie’s work with Operation: Stand-Down, and this new project focuses on helping homeless veterans regardless of the nature of their military discharge. Though only in its infancy Donnie’s original work with OSD and the other committed members have given this new...
Oxford House presents at our agency meeting today →
Oxford House is a concept in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. In its simplest form, an Oxford House describes a democratically run, self-supporting and drug free home. Parallel to this concept lies the organizational structure of Oxford House, Inc. This publicly supported, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation is the umbrella organization which provides the network connecting all Oxford Houses...
NACH Notice: Membership renewal is here! The... →
NACH Notice: The latest yearly membership application form has been updated and posted to the website for your convenience! Revised membership rolls will begin to be generated within the month. If you or your agency would like to become a member of the Coalition please visit us at http://nachcares.org for application information. Please note that individual memberships are now $25 and agency...
Just a reminder, the NACH agency meeting is on for... →
– You build a shelter and a soup kitchen if you think that homelessness is a problem with a broad and unmanageable middle. But if it’s a problem at the fringe it can be solved. So far, Mangano has convinced more than two hundred cities to radically reëvaluate their policy for dealing with the...
New ideas in ending homelessness
Homelessness may not affect you personally, but odds are someone you know is living on a friend’s couch or in danger of losing their home. Around the country cities are trying different ideas to help reduce the homeless population by helping get people in need into more permanent housing. Find out more at the jump.