Utilizing HMIS to Track and Evaluate Successes and Trends of Project Homeless Connect Events .

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Utilizing HMIS to Track and Assess Victories and Patterns of Task Destitute Interface Occasions. Matthew Ayres, Hennepin Region/City of Minneapolis Emily Warren, More out of control Examination. Motivation. Vagrancy in Minnesota Prologue to far reaching PHC/OCC occasions Advancement of PHC occasions in Minneapolis
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Utilizing HMIS to Track and Evaluate Successes and Trends of Project Homeless Connect Events Matthew Ayres, Hennepin County/City of Minneapolis Emily Warren, Wilder Research

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Agenda Homelessness in Minnesota Introduction to far reaching PHC/OCC occasions Evolution of PHC occasions in Minneapolis Data confinements HMIS coordinating and longitudinal information Using HMIS information for PHC arranging and 10-year arranging Conclusions and inquiries

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Homelessness in Minnesota Geography : 13 Continuum of Care locales, including metro and country zones Point in Time Count : Statewide from October 26, 2006 Count-7,713 Estimate-9,200 to 9,300 Total Population : 5,167,101 (U.S. Evaluation 2006)

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Homelessness in Minneapolis Geography : 1 Continuum of Care district, Hennepin County. Point in Time Count : Statewide from October 26, 2006 Count-3,998 Total Population : 1,122,093 (U.S. Enumeration 2006)

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Operation Community Connect in MN Operation Community Connect – Rural Aitkin Kanabec Isanti Mille Lacs Pine Chisago Rice Clay Moorhead (Project Homeless Connect) Total Served: 635 family units

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Project Homeless Connect in MN Project Homeless Connect – Urban Minneapolis (Hennepin County)- April 28, 2008 Total Served: 2,570 Households St Paul (Ramsey County) – June 10, 2008 Total Served: 1,033 Households Duluth (St. Louis County) – October 24, 2007 Total Served: 344 Households

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Evolution of Minneapolis PHC First occasion: December 2005 500 visitors, 50 Volunteers, 40 specialist co-ops Recent occasion: April, 2008 2880 Guests, 1300 Volunteers, 140 organizations with more than 350 specialist organizations

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Evolution of Minneapolis PHC

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Services at Minneapolis PHC Mental Health evaluations Chemical Dependency appraisals Housing programs Employment projects and Employers GED and Community school IDs and Birth Certificates Early Childhood Family Education Daycare Veterans Services

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Services at Minneapolis PHC cont… Youth-particular administrations Haircuts Footwear Medical Dental Eye mind Chiropractic Transportation Assistance Lunch

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Common Intake Form Multiple provinces attempted to create and use a typical admission frame utilized at all PHC/OCC occasions statewide. This takes into account statewide statistic information in regards to who is getting to administrations. Illuminates nearby plans and takes into account longitudinal following of visitors.

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Data Limitations Use of interesting IDs - The Bob/Robert problem Lack of bed scope in some CoCs Example: Hennepin County 35% of crisis sanctuary beds, 83% of transitional lodging beds, 55% of perpetual lodging beds Intake shapes finished by volunteers Reliance on self-report from visitors

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Demographics at Minneapolis PHC – April 2008 occasion 2,570 families 2,888 people 1,690 single grown-ups 164 couples or grown-ups with "other" family status 663 guardians or gatekeepers 318 youngsters 53 unaccompanied youth

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Demographics at Minneapolis PHC – April 2008 occasion 22% not as of now destitute 25% 1 st time destitute 14% numerous circumstances destitute 21% long haul destitute 18% vagrancy status obscure/missing 16% American-Indian 52% Black/African-American 21% White 5% Other/Multi-racial 6% Missing

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Why utilize HMIS to assess PHC occasions? Gives more data about who is going to the occasions – would they say they are now getting to administrations? A pointer of adequacy of occasions by following later utilization of administrations by PHC visitors Plan for future occasions, particularly automatic changes in light of visitors\' needs Informs 10-year arranges

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Example of coordinating: Hennepin Co. 3,427 visitors went to either the October 2007 or April 2008 PHC occasions in Hennepin Of those, 169 visitors were not in HMIS preceding the occasion AND got benefits inside 30 days after the occasion from a supplier partaking in HMIS: 42 got FHPAP administrations 49 got crisis protect 27 got transitional lodging 31 got lasting lodging 60 got other bolster administrations

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Example of coordinating: Hennepin Co 729 visitors distinguishing as long haul destitute went to the October 2007 or April 2008 PHC Event in Hennepin Co. Of those, 521 visitors were not in HMIS before the occasion. Of those, 35 visitors got an administration in HMIS inside 30 days after the occasion, and 19 of those got an administration of perpetual lodging. Three months in the wake of accepting perpetual lodging, 18 of those 19 visitors are still in a similar lodging program. The other visitor left their lodging program for a Section 8 voucher.

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HMIS Matching and Analysis

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HMIS Matching and Analysis

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What does this information mean? Assesses the results of PHC occasions Provides narrative confirmation for "triumphs" of the occasions Provides information on the quantity of follow-up administrations gave after the occasion Informs 10-year arranging by giving extra data to groups about their destitute populace\'s needs, socioeconomics, and utilization of administrations

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