Many of you are familiar with the term coordinated assessment, which is sometimes referred to as coordinated access, or coordinated intake. It is a HEARTH Act requirement for all Continua of Care (CoCs), and seeks to streamline the way people access services, improve data collection, and create an appropriate match between the client and services. Currently the Texas Balance of State CoC is receiving HUD technical assistance (TA) to implement coordinated assessment within our CoC. Most recently, we asked you to complete a survey to vote on our guiding principles for the Coordinated Access development process. If you have not already done so, please share your opinion by completing the survey by noon on Tuesday, August 6, 2013.
The TA we are receiving will be focusing on 3 pilot communities which will be the first ones to develop and roll-out coordinated access. Denton is one of those. TA providers and THN staff will be on site in Denton to host a one-day meeting to discuss coordinated access. This meeting will be held on Thursday, September 5th, from 9am to 5pm.
We need as many people as possible to participate. It will be a day filled with learning, and activities, with the goal of developing several components of the coordinated access system. We will be answering questions, such as, “How do we work together to better serve clients?” and “What are the primary points of access to the homeless system?” and “How can we create a single, common assessment form for all of us to use?”
We hope you can attend. Please complete the brief registration form so we know how many people to expect.