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A virtual convening of the Continuum of Care
May 14, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT
 

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We're excited to invite you to the King County Regional Homelessness Authority's (RHA) first Continuum of Care (CoC) convening. This will be a virtual, half-day session on Saturday, May 14th from 10-2PM PST. The goal of this convening is to build relationships with our CoC membership and be in conversation about where we are as a community. We will use the time to introduce key initiatives and have a number of breakouts across a variety of community-sourced topics.

Additionally, we will introduce the components of the 5-year Plan, which is required by the RHA’s founding legislation, in order to guide our homelessness response. The May 14th convening will kick off a series of community conversations about the 5-year plan to be held over the summer.

To join via Zoom on the 14th, please use this link

Can't make it? Don't worry!

It should be noted that this is the first of two CoC Convenings this year. The second convening will be a whole-day in-person event in the fall. 

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Arrival
Arrival
10 - 10:15AM

We'll start the day with land acknowledgment and an overview of the intentions and objectives of our day. 

We'll start the day with land acknowledgment and an overview of the intentions and objectives of our day. 

We'll start the day with land acknowledgment and an overview of the intentions and objectives of our day. 

We'll start the day with land acknowledgment and an overview of the intentions and objectives of our day. 

We'll start the day with land acknowledgment and an overview of the intentions and objectives of our day. 

We'll start the day with land acknowledgment and an overview of the intentions and objectives of our day. 

We'll start the day with land acknowledgment and an overview of the intentions and objectives of our day. 

We'll start the day with land acknowledgment and an overview of the intentions and objectives of our day. 

Re-introducing the CoC
10:15 - 11AM

It's been a long time since the CoC was convened and a lot has changed! Before we embark on a day of collaborative discussion, we will outline the changes that have happened and provide an overview of our system, today. 

BreakoutS: Round 1

11AM - 12PM

Sharing Power & Centering Lived Expertise

This will be an orientation to RHA's theory of change, which centers the expertise of people who have lived experienced of homelessness. Come hear how this has been actualized in the agency and learn strategies to work equitably with people with lived experience. 

Building Capacity

An opportunity to be in conversation with the capacity-building team at the RHA to identify the supports that agencies need to onboard, train, and retain staff. Come share your thoughts on the training topics that the RHA should provide for the community. 

Towards an Equitable Procurement Process

We know that procurement is a burdensome process that tends to be difficult to engage with, particularly for small BIPOC-led organizations. 

Come meet with RHA staff who are working on streamlining procurement and share your ideas for how the RHA can best support organizations to apply for funding.

Understanding the System Landscape

Come learn about the preliminary results of an analysis performed by the RHA’s subregional planning team which outlines a review of each sub-region, the current service landscape, and the sub-populations being served in the homelessness response system. 

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Reflect + Refuel
12 - 12:20PM

Come reflect on learnings from the breakout sessions and take the chance to stretch and grab some snacks before the next breakouts. 

Breakouts: Round 2

12:30 - 1:30PM
Community Pulse

We want to tap into the expertise of the community to identify gaps and challenges within the current services that the RHA funds, and identify opportunities for improvement. We will host breakouts, by program, to have specific conversations about the needs you are seeing, barriers you’re aware of, and your perspectives on how we can evolve these programs to better meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness.

Breakout Rooms

1. Emergency Shelter

2. Diversion & Prevention

3. Access Points

4. Outreach & Navigation

5. Rapid Rehousing & Transitional Housing

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Our Path Forward
1:30 - 2PM

To close, we'll provide an overview of the upcoming 5-Year Planning process, an overview of current and planned touchpoints for co-design, and information about upcoming events.

 

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Please fill out the registration form so we know how many folks to expect.

 

We look forward to being in community with you!