A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home is our community’s new strategic framework and articulates our community’s vision for making sure everyone has a place to call home. The framework has been adopted by the Columbus and Franklin County Continuum of Care and Community Shelter Board to re-affirm our guiding principles for addressing homelessness; and to articulate our vision for an aspirational, systemic response that ensures homelessness is prevented whenever possible, or if it can’t be prevented, is a rare, brief, and non-recurring experience.

This is a framework for action that aligns with federal and state plans to address homelessness and supports achievement of our overall vision for a comprehensive and highly effective community response to homelessness.

Additional information and resources concerning the framework are below, including the full report, an executive summary, materials used in the development of the framework, and implementation resources relevant to each goal. We invite you to explore these resources and participate in the ongoing work to ensure everyone has a place to call home.

For additional information please contact CSB Associate Director Tom Albanese.

A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home: FY2019 Strategic Action Plan Matrix

A Place to Call Home: Webinar and associated materials

 

RELATED MATERIALS

To watch the recorded webinar, please click here.

 

  • VETERANS

Co-convener: Carl Landry - Veterans Administration

Federal Guidance on Ending Veteran Homelessness

 

CHRONICALLY HOMELESS & SINGLE ADULTS

Co-convener: Jennifer Martinez - Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board of Franklin County

Federal Guidance on Ending Chronic Homelessness

Federal Guidance on Setting a Path to End All Homelessness 

 

YOUTH

Co-convener: Kim Stands - City of Columbus

Federal Guidance on Ending Youth Homelessness

 

FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN & PREGNANT WOMEN

Co-convener: Emily Green - Franklin County Children Services

Federal Guidance on Ending Family Homelessness

 

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Co-convener: Bobbie Garber - Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio

 

EQUITY

Co-conveners: Brandy Avery - Columbus Urban League and Andrea Ropp - Equitas Health

 

EMPLOYMENT & BENEFITS

Co-conveners: Lisa Patt-McDaniel - Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio and Robin Harris - Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services

 

HEALTH care

Co-conveners: Jennifer Martinez - Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board of Franklin County and Brian Pierson - Mount Carmel

Map of healthcare-related facilities and homeless facilities

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Co-convener: Michael Daniels - Franklin County Justice Policy Coordinator

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Co-convener: Sue Villilo - LSS CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence

 

HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION

Co-convener: Jeff Biehl - Prevent Family Homelessness Collaborative

Rebuilding Lives Plan

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