Twenty Salem-area homeless housing and services providers attended a second informational meeting about forming a regional CoC, sponsored by the Mid-Willamette Homeless Initiative Steering Committee. Seven had not attended the initial meeting in April 2019 (listed in bold below). The meeting was held at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.
Also in attendance were staff from HUD’s Community Planning and Development (CPD) Field Office in Portland, and staff from Community Action Partnerships of Oregon (CAPO) assigned to the Rural Oregon Continuum of Care (ROCC).
After a brief recap of information shared at the first meeting and a few questions, everyone was asked to break into small groups to talk about the components of an “ideal CoC” and report back. Everyone seemed positively engaged in the exercise. Facilitator Jan Calvin promised to share a compilation of all the ideas by email.
Housing providers represented at the second meeting: Candace Jamison, Marion County Housing Authority; Pamala Garrick, Salem Housing Authority; Kim Lyell, Polk Community Development Corporation; Shelly Ehenger, City of Salem; Kristin Keunz-Barber, Northwest Human Services; Dan Williams, Salvation Army of Marion and Polk Counties’ Kroc Center; Robin Winkle, Shangri-La; Josh Graves and Jim Seymour, Catholic Community Services; Amy Hamilton, NEDCO; Dana Shultz, Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency.
Supportive and preventative services providers represented at the second meeting: Melissa Baurer, Santiam Hospital; Cyndi Leinassar, Salem Health; Ian Dixon-MacDonald, Marion Polk Food Share; Heather Wright, Polk County Homeless Connect; Christina Korkow, Recovery Outreach Community Center; Julie Conn-Johnson, Salem Keizer School District; Shaysee May, Northwest Senior and Disability Services; Carolyn Fry, Marion County Health and Human Services; Colleen Bradford, Oregon Department of Human Services.
Featured photos: the June meeting with Salem-area housing and social services agencies. Facilitator Jan Calvin and, from her right, Shelly Ehenger, Pamala Garrick, Kristen Keunz-Barber, Dan Williams, Amy Hamilton, Kim Lyell, Caleb Green (CAPO), Tony Strutz (HUD), Todd Adkins (HUD), Jessie Adams (CAPO), Robin Winkle, Carolyn Fry, Shaysee May, Julie Conn-Johnson, Candace Jamison, Ian Dixon-MacDonald, Melissa Baurer, Colleen Bradford, Christina Korkow, Josh Graves, Jim Seymour, Cyndi Leinassar, Dana Schultz.