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Homelessness Awareness Day

2019 Homelessness Awareness Day (HAD) at the Capitol We are busy working with the THN Advocates Committee on finalizing the legislative priorities that we will be sharing with our legislators during HAD.  Homelessness Awareness Day is an opportunity to educate our elected officials on homelessness in Texas and discuss policies that will help make it…

Using Data to Build Better Systems

By Keegan Shepherd, THN Statewide Initiatives VISTA During my year as an AmeriCorps VISTA for Texas Homeless Network, I have worked on statewide initiatives that largely center on one question: How can we use data to better connect people experiencing homelessness in Texas to housing and services? Our main answer to that question has been…

Honoring those who have died on the streets in 2018

Today is National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. Visit this blog post to see news stories from the past year highlighting some of the people who have died on the streets in 2018. Below are stories a couple of homeless service providers shared about the people they knew and worked with who died. https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/crime/woman-found-dead-near-north-victoria-parking-lot-w-video/article_7062f06a-d0c1-11e8-979c-7fdc1b560ead.html Rachel Berger’s…

National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

By Jennifer Z. Paulsen, Director of Development & Communications As we near the end of 2018, THN would like to recognize those who have lost their lives over the past year while experiencing homelessness. Starting in November, each Friday THN has posted an article featuring a life lost to Facebook and Twitter. We have called…

Safety Nets for Students and Families

Texas Network of Youth Services, Texas Homeless Network, and Texas Homeless Education Office will be working in partnership with all regions of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey (excluding Harris County) to support schools and community-based organization better meet the needs of homeless youth and families displaced by the storm. Support will include: Training and technical assistance offered to…

Welcome New VISTA Members!

Elena Lusk is the new THN Coordinated Entry AmeriCorps VISTA member in Austin, TX. She is originally from the Denton area of North Texas and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelors in Psychology from Saint Edward’s University. During college, she worked in direct service for Front Steps, the emergency shelter inside The ARCH here in…

Conference Survey and CEUs

Are you attending the Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness? Please see the link below to take the daily workshop survey. If you are receiving CEU credits, complete the survey each day for the breakout sessions you attend and download your certificate at the end of the conference. Remember to get scanned!   CEUs and Survey…

Veterans Workforce Outreach Request for Applications

The Texas Workforce Commission has issued a Request for Applications (RFA) for the Veterans Workforce Outreach initiative from eligible applicants to provide outreach to Hard-to-Serve Veterans not currently being served through Workforce Solutions Offices, address employment barriers, and reintegrate Hard-to-Serve Veterans into meaningful employment.  The response due date is September 28, 2018, at 4:00 p.m….

Dept. of Veterans Affairs Released New Tool to Help Maximize Income

On July 20, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a new tool for beneficiaries of Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) disability benefits, which helps demonstrate how income from employment and/or VA disability benefits will affect Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Too often, misinformation about how employment will affect income…

Texas SOAR Program – VISTA Update

Hi! My name is Melina Lasater and I’m the VISTA SOAR State Coordinator here at THN. My goal for my volunteer year is to establish a stronger SOAR community and to implement SOAR in new communities throughout the state. Since I started in February, I’ve been able to work on putting together a quarterly SOAR…

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