Coordinated Assessment Toolkit: Community Examples and Materials

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Toolkits | August 28, 2013

This section includes materials that discuss specific communities’ coordinated assessment models and tools from communities that have implemented a coordinated assessment process.

Dayton/Montgomery County, OH

  • Webinar including question and answer session with Joyce Probst MacAlpine, Housing and Homeless Solutions Manager with Montgomery County, OH, on Dayton/Montgomery County’s recent implementation of a coordinated assessment process (June 2011)
  • PowerPoint presentation, also from Joyce Probst MacAlpine, from the 2011 National Conference on Ending Homelessness (July 2011)

Columbus, OH

  • Webinar including question and answer session with Lianna Barbu, Operations Director of Community Shelter Board (CSB), on Columbus’s coordinated assessment processes for singles and families (June 2011)
  • PowerPoint presentation from Michelle Heritage, Executive Director of CSB, on Columbus’s front door from the 2011 National Conference on Ending Homelessness (July 2011)

Clallam County, WA

  • PowerPoint Presentation (PDF) from Kathy Wahto, Executive Director of Serenity House of Clallam County on Clallam County’s Housing Resource Centers

Cincinnati, OH

  • PowerPoint Presentation from Meradith Alspaugh, CoC Director, on Cincinnati’s Central Access Point (CAP) from the 2012 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness (February 2012)

Philadelphia, PA

  • Description of their coordinated assessment process for singles and families
  • Description of their coordinated assessment process for singles and families
  • Assessment/Intake Social Worker job description
  • Assessment/Intake Social Worker Supervisor job description

Whatcom County, WA

  • PowerPoint Presentation from Stephanie Reinauer, HMIS Coordinator, on Whatcom’s decentralized coordinated assessment process from the 2012 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness (February 2012)

Memphis/Shelby County, TN
To clarify a point of confusion in the “One Way In” paper on coordinated assessment, Memphis does both phone and in-person assessments for clients seeking homeless assistance. The phone assessment serves is “stage one” of Memphis’s assessment structure.

  • Report (PDF) from 2010 on Memphis/Shelby County’s HPRP-financed 211 line and its outcomes.

Grand Rapids, MI

  • PowerPoint Presentation from Lauren Baker and Betty Zylstra from the Salvation Army on coordinated assessment from the 2013 National Conference on Ending Homelessness (July 2013)

Cincinnati, OH

  • PowerPoint Presentation from Meradith Alspaugh, CoC Director, on CAP from the 2013 National Conference on Ending Homelessness (July 2013)

Have tools to add?
If your community has a coordinated assessment process and would like to contribute materials to this toolkit (e.g., screening/assessment forms or policy and procedure documents), please send them to thecenter@naeh.org.

This toolkit includes six sections: