Housing Needs VISTA
About the organization
Family Eldercare's Money Management Program offers services for older adults and adults with disabilities that transitions them from homelessness into stable housing and supports them to meet their basic living needs. Recent evidence from "The Emerging Crisis of Aged Homelessness" suggests that people born between 1954-1963 have had an elevated risk of homelessness throughout their lifetime. Now they make up a disproportionate part of the homeless population. These realities make the Housing Needs for Older Adults project an urgent one. The project will immerse the VISTA in research and solutions, and their activities will improve our ability to transition people out of homelessness, enroll people in public benefits, and ultimately serve more people. We serve the most vulnerable people in the community, so we are looking for members ready to face difficult conditions with commitment and fortitude. In return you will receive close mentorship and a pathway for a career or education.
The Housing Needs VISTA will work closely with program leadership and social workers to build infrastructure, develop curriculum, and improve data systems and processes. These activities will culminate in strengthened community engagement and improved service delivery for older adults and adults with disabilities at-risk or experiencing homelessness. The VISTA will engage with the target population and attend community meetings to understand the local context of social services. The member will be tasked with identifying improvements for client assessment tools and program procedures as well as present research findings to Eldercare staff to help better support current and future programming. The member will be tasked with developing new surveys and data measures that are specific to homelessness, so that we can more accurately reflect the needs of this population and the outcomes of services.
Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours, Car recommended.
Service Areas :
Community Outreach, Technology, Housing, Homelessness.
Social Services, Writing/Editing, Computers/Technology, Community Organization, General Skills, Recruitment, Fund raising/Grant Writing, Public Health, Communications, Veterans, Team Work, Public Speaking.
Contact email: [email protected]
Equal Opportunity Employment
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