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West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness Receives Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – (November 21, 2019): The West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, a non-profit working to end homelessness throughout West Virginia, today announced that it has been selected to receive a $1.5 million grant from the Day 1 Families Fund. "We are extremely excited to receive this generous grant from the Day 1 Families Fund, wh...
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The Manifesto 2.0

Around 2013, I wrote a Manifesto. I wrote it out of anger, at a time when I was done with other people, organizations, and entities constantly defining who we were as an organization and coming to wild and inaccurate conclusions about where we were headed. As naive as it was in hindsight, it was born of a time and place where we needed to put our f...
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Housing First: A Realistic View of the Importance of Case Management

What is Housing a First? Why should I (or my agency follow it)? Where is proof that Housing First works? But, Michael...it's really hard to implement? Why should we change?

I genuinely hope that you take the time to real this blog if you've found yourself or your agency asking any of the above noted questions. 

Housing First is a very simple philosophy that is based on the idea that all humans deserve to have a safe place to call home. However, Housing First goes a little further in that it acknowledges that it is near damn impossible to gain stability while living outdoors, or even in shelters. 

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Why pretend to be homeless?

A few months ago, I was invited to a homeless awareness event where people would be sleeping outdoors for the night in an effort to understand the plight of people experiencing homelessness. At this event, they would be giving out a prize for the “best makeshift shelter” and a prize for the best “street performance.” I was up front with this group and commended their desire to raise awareness about homelessness and the issues surrounding homelessness in West Virginia. Though their intentions were really good in that they were aiming to raise awareness about homelessness, homelessness is a traumatic event that should not be taken lightly.

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An Open Letter to the WV Balance of State Continuum of Care on Prioritization

It’s come to my attention that despite continued training, technical assistance, and guidance on Coordinated Access, Prioritization, and Centralized Intake, we still have quite a bit of confusion as to the purpose and function of prioritization. Therefore, I want to take some time to clarify some things in a simple, straightforward way:

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WVCEH Blog

October 02, 2017
Around 2013, I wrote a Manifesto. I wrote it out of anger, at a time when I was done with other people, organizations, and entities constantly definin...
February 15, 2017
What is Housing a First? Why should I (or my agency follow it)? Where is proof that Housing First works? But, Michael...it's really hard to implement?...
August 31, 2016
A few months ago, I was invited to a homeless awareness event where people would be sleeping outdoors for the night in an effort to understand the pli...

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RT @AlstonJulie: Congratulations to @WVCEH - The WV Coalition to End Homelessness was awarded 1.5 million from Bezos foundation for ending…

We're honored to receive a Day 1 Families Fund grant, which will support our work to address family homelessness. C… https://t.co/Tnci417m4L

WVCEH is holding open interviews again TODAY from 9:30 am until 3:00 pm for the position of Housing Stabilization C… https://t.co/N95YKa1IxM

WVCEH is holding open interviews TODAY until 3:00 pm for a Housing Stabilization Case Manager position. Please brin… https://t.co/2jU7mV7z0l

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