You are invited to attend one of our half-day Eastern PA Coordinated Entry Planning Summits in August. To register, please copy and paste or click the following link in your web browser:
The Eastern Pennsylvania Continuum of Care (CoC) is developing a strategic plan for the coordinated entry for all housing and homeless services in its thirty-three county service region. The planning process is made possible through the generous support of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Capacity for Change, LLC, a public interest strategy firm, is providing consulting and design services to the CoC and its five Regional Homeless Advisory Boards (RHABs).
By centralizing intake and program admissions decisions, a coordinated entry process makes it more likely that families and individuals will be served by the right intervention more quickly. In a coordinated system, each system entry point (“front door”) uses the same assessment tool and makes decisions on which programs people are referred to based on a comprehensive understanding of each program’s specific requirements, target population, and available beds and services.
The agenda for both Summits is identical. Attendees will participate in creative conversations and planning activities to help design a coordinated entry system that is consumer-driven, effective and financially sustainable. In order to allow as many voices as possible to help shape the plan for coordinated entry, you may register for one Summit but not both.
Please register for whichever date and location work best for you, regardless of whether you live or work closer to Allentown or Harrisburg. And please extend the invitation to others who may have an interest — especially consumers or individuals who have had past experience with homelessness.
Kathi Krablin, Chair
Eastern CoC Coordinated Entry Work Group