San Francisco is one of 25 Cities selected to take part in an effort to speed up progress towards the goal of ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. The 25 Cities leadership team includes Bevan Dufty of the Mayor’s Office, Joyce Crum of Human Services Agency, Margot Antonetty of Department of Public Health, SFVAMC leadership, Swords to Plowshares, Project Homeless Connect, and other community partners and volunteers.
To jump start this effort, there will be a HOMELESS VETERAN REGISTRY WEEK in mid August. We are looking for volunteers to spread out across the City, its streets, parks, shelters, and transitional housing programs to register every homeless veteran that we can find, and triage them for vulnerability by using the VI-SPDAT (Vulnerability Index – Service Planning Decision Assistance Tool) tool that can be administered by almost anyone after a short orientation. The most vulnerable will be targeted for Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), others to Transitional Housing or Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF). This data will then be loaded into the CAHP system mentioned above.
We need more volunteers for the registry this month and you can sign up to volunteer here:
Please note that you first have to create a profile with Project Homeless Connect – if you had not previously done so. Then you select the 25 Cities initiative as a volunteer option – as instructed on the attached.
- Register as a PHC volunteer
- Sign-up for volunteer opportunities
Feature image from usich.gov