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Help Pastor David Gillard and the Faith Center family feed 20 OR MORE families AND feed another 80 OR MORE homeless. They’re thankful for the people who have already been a blessing!

They want to use half for gift cards for dinner for a night for families and half for homeless grab bags. They literally ran out last time and it broke hearts to turn the others away. Life can change in the blink of an eye for ANYONE; be thankful.

So as you donate, they donate. Faith Temple serves some form of outreach EVERY WEEK, small or large and privately. SO today’s CashApp Friday is dedicated to the FEED and bless others. Summer months are hard on families with children at home.

PASTOR’S ORIGINAL POST

David J. Gillard
June 4 ·

I need a 100 people to sow a $20 seed to help me feed a 100 people this week. Sow today into our outreach movement. The vsion is to supply dinner for 20 families (Dinner on The Kingdom) and feed 80 homeless brothers, sisters and kids. It’s easy to look over this post but it’s also easy to go from eating what you want to eating what you can.

Thanks in advance!

CONTINUUM OF CARE DIRECTOR

(Posting Date: 2/15/2016, Closing Date: 2/29/2016)

  

Position Summary: The Continuum of Care Planning Director is responsible for executing the agreement between the Memphis/Shelby County Homeless Consortium and CAFTH that designates CAFTH as the Collaborative Applicant for the Continuum of Care (CoC) and the CoC Planning Lead Agency. This includes providing year round CoC planning, support to the Consortium, technical assistance, and oversight of all CoC related committees and Mayors’ Action Plan to End Homelessness activities.

Further information regarding qualifications, job description, core competencies, etc. are in the attached document.  Interested applicants should apply using the method that is specified in the posting, and include a cover letter with your submission. The position title should appear in the subject line.  Please be advised that only resumes that are submitted by the closing date will be considered.

Coc Planning Director Posting 02152016

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Community Alliance for the Homeless has a short-term volunteer opportunity available for someone who is willing to assist with a few office tasks. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

This is an ideal opportunity for an adult  who is looking to gain some volunteer hours.  If interested, please contact Herman Dickey via e-mail (herman@cafth.org). Verification of volunteer hours will be provided.

CAFTH has been asked to provide assistance with the Sunday’s Best Thanksgiving Dinner, which will be held at Binghampton Community Life Center from 2 pm until 6 pm.
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER AT BINGHAMPTON COMMUNITY LIFE CENTER
 
Anthony Martin, (901) 262-9146, lanaire.martin@gmail.com | Memphis, Tennessee
 
On Thanksgiving Day, Sunday’s Best (an organization that donates clothing and other resources to homeless individuals) will host a FREE Thanksgiving Dinner at Binghampton Community Life Center from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. This event is open to anyone who is in need of a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day. Volunteers are needed to help serve food and issue donations of clothing, socks, and other items.
 
Hunger wreaks havoc in Shelby County with nearly 1 out of 3 persons suffering. This staggering figure is almost double the TN state average. With over 650 thousand residents, there will be over 175 thousand people (many of them children) who will go hungry while the rest of the population enjoys a festive dinner with family and friends.
This year, the organization is hosting a FREE Thanksgiving Dinner at Binghampton Community Life Center for those who may be homeless and/or hungry in our city. The event is open to anyone needing a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day. Donations of clothing and other items will be given away as well.
 
For more information, please contact Anthony Martin at (901) 262-9146 or Raul Jeevan at (901) 826-6660.

NAVIGATORS NEEDED FOR PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT

As a Buddy/Navigator, you have the awesome privilege of greeting an individual who is homeless at the door and becoming his/her buddy for the day!

By assisting your buddy in completing paperwork and serving as an advocate to ensure that he/she receives the services that they wish to take advantage of during the event, you play the most important role in the Project Homeless Connect process.

Available Shifts:
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Some may have difficulty reading or writing. Some may be afraid to approach service providers without reinforcement. Last year, at least 800 individuals attended Project Homeless Connect to receive services. This year’s event will require a much larger team of volunteers than we currently have…and the event is two weeks away.

Can we count on you? To sign up, please go to http://cp.mcafee.com/d/FZsScy0srhoopvo78TjdCQkkkm7QTT6jqaaab3Wrya9ISrdG-GIjBise8RcCX-YOaThtKaKK446rf-aCzBQsg5m43hOCaWwMMaI-w-ygtoIgvKrdCPpI05rnpA-00UJmcZfOGTMbCqDJMD_NbRmmH6rs9jBZ3pJMQsFCPtPqpJUTsTsSyrh

Please select the shift that works best with your schedule. Lunch and an event t-shirt will be provided for all volunteers.  Volunteers who serve in this capacity must be at least 18 years of age.

Thanks for standing with us!

project homeless connect

We are pleased and thrilled to announce that Metropolitan Inter Faith Association (MIFA) will be operating the Homeless Hotline effective Tuesday, September 15, 2015 starting at 8:30 a.m.  The Hotline will be for homeless and imminently homeless families with children.  The new phone number is (901) 529-4545.  The Hotline will operate 24 hours Monday through Sunday (excluding holidays).  Callers will be provided phone-based screening to determine whether the family is or is about to become homeless according to HUD’s definition.  Homeless families will be instructed in how to access shelter and/or rapid rehousing services through the MIFA Emergency Shelter Placement Program.  Information and referral will be provided to any caller who is in need of other community services.  We look forward to a great partnership with MIFA.

Please share this information with your constituents.

Thank you.

Kimberly Mitchell – Administrator, Homeless & Special Needs Dept.

City of Memphis Division of Housing & Community Development

Saturday, October 10th will mark the international observance of World Homeless Day.  Since its inception in 2010, this day has been set aside to draw attention to the needs of homeless people and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness.  As a part of the Mayors’ Action Plan to End Homelessness, citizens of Memphis and the Mid-south are encouraged to impact the lives of homeless people in their local communities by volunteering or donating to Project Homeless Connect.  This massive event will take place on October 15th at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Project Homeless Connect allows individuals who are experiencing homelessness to access a wide array of resources and services that are needed to leave homelessness.  These services include healthcare, dental care, mental health services, housing referrals, employment services, legal advice, and more.  Organized by the Community Alliance for the Homeless, the event also provides homeless individuals with breakfast, lunch, and an assortment of personal care items. This annual event mobilizes city agencies, community organizations and volunteers to ensure that participants receive holistic care in a dignified setting. 

Volunteers are invited to lend their hearts and hands by clicking here, or you may sign up through Volunteer Memphis. For more information about World Homeless Day, please visit www.worldhomelessday.org.

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Job Opening: Outreach/Case Manager  for People Who are Homeless

Closing Date: April 17th, 2015

Contact Procedure: email cover letter and resume to averytjm@gmail.com

Purpose: The purpose of this job is to engage people who are homeless and vulnerable, to assess their needs, to gather information as needed, and to develop a sufficiently trusting relationship with them so that together you can help them obtain permanent housing and sustain it with the help of community supports.

Program: Outreach to People who are Homeless

Location: 135 N Cleveland, Memphis, TN/ and in the community, in general

Scope of Work: This is a part-time (18 hours a week) position without benefits. This employee works as a mediator between the client’s concerns and what the system of services can offer. The person in this position will work as part of a team. As a team member they will make community-based visits, accompany clients to appointments; assess the clients’ vulnerabilities, skills, resources, and motivation, and identify available community resources (with the help of other team members), such as housing, vocational rehabilitation, employment, and social services, based on each client’s needs and desires.

Reports to: Executive Director

Essential Functions:

Importance Major Action & Support Actions % of time
1 Establish a working, trusting relationship with clients who have been identified as homeless and partner with them to create and implement a plan to end their homelessness 10
2 Assess clients vulnerabilities, skills, needs and desires; identify  the community resources available to the clients 20
3 Accompany clients to appointments, meet with key figures where clients live, identify potential housing issues, identify ways to either avoid or cope with these crisis; identify key supports in the community and build relationship with them. 50
4 Encourage clients to handle problems on their own or with the members of their support system; Test and adjust support systems as needed 10
5 Meet together with clients and significant members of support networks to finalized components of ongoing system of car.  Gradually transfer care of client to community support systems. 10

Job Requirements/ Outreach Worker

  1. Bachelors in Social Work or equivalent years of relevant work experience required. Ability to compassionately help people with serious mental illness who may be psychotic.
  2. Must have demonstrated ability to work as part of small team.
  3. Must been able to “let go” of clients once they are established in the community.
  4. Reliable automobile transportation, clean driving record, auto insurance and ability to drive for hours at a time.
  5. Be able to use a phone, computer and other office equipment.
  6. Acquire immunizations as needed.
  7. Participate in trainings targeted toward increasing sensitivity to age, gender, race/ethnic differences.
  8. Adhere to policies and procedures detailed in the Employee Handbook.

 

 The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  This job description may be reviewed and modified at any time.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Office Manager/Communications Specialist Job Opening with Community Alliance for the Homeless

Job Summary

Supports the Director and staff with general office duties; generates communication and education materials to promote awareness of and support for the Action Plan to End Homelessness.

Essential Responsibilities

• Serves as the main point of contact for the general public seeking information or support from the Community Alliance for the Homeless;

• Develops, with input and guidance from the Executive Director, communication tools including an electronic newsletter to be published quarterly;

• Maintains a volunteer database and helps organize volunteers with special projects including Project Homeless Connect, the Memphis100 initiative, and the Faith Partnership to End Family Homelessness;

• Communicates with Board members, being responsible for proper documentation of meetings;

• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications – Educations and/or Experience

• Bachelors Degree (preferred)

• Cultural competence/empathy

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Passion for combating homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental illness

• Ability to work well on a team

• Takes initiative

• Ability to maintain positive approach with community partners

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Professional demeanor and maturity

• Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment

• Excellent organizational skills

• Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Use

Core Behavioral Competencies

• Attention to Detail—Able to follow detailed processes and procedures and to ensure accuracy in documentation and data. Organizes and maintains a system of records.

• Commitment to Task—Able to take responsibility for actions and outcomes and to persist in spite of obstacles. Demonstrates dependability in difficult circumstances and shows a sense of urgency about getting results.

• Coping—Able to maintain a solution-oriented approach while dealing with interruptions and interpersonal conflict.

• Service Focus—Able to demonstrate a high level of service delivery. Able to work with diverse groups of people and to deal effectively and proactively with service failures. Effectively prioritizes stakeholder and public needs.

• Flexibility—Able to perform a wide range of tasks and change focus quickly as demands change.  Manage transitions effectively from task to task. Effectively adapts to varying stakeholder and public needs.

• Quality—Able to maintain high standards despite pressing deadlines. Reinforces excellence as fundamental priority.

• Team Work—Able to share due credit with coworkers. Displays enthusiasm and promotes a friendly group working environment. Works closely with other groups as necessary. Supports group decisions and solicits opinions from coworkers.

Compensation is commensurate with education and experience and is generally in the $30,000-$36,000 range.

This is a full-time position.

THIS POSTING CLOSES ON March 30, 2014 at 5 pm.

Email a cover letter and resume to katiek@cafth.org