2021-22 Overflow Shelter Report

Sep 1, 2021

The Salvation Army is working to get the overflow shelter open as part of the Continuum of Care's plan to see a functional end to homelessness in the next five years. Follow along here as the pieces fall into place to make our community a better place.


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Stats (as of Tuesday 11/30/21)

114 Unduplicated persons experiencing homelessness

Services Provided

Transportation given- 94

Showers- 72

Personal supplies given- 6

Clothing provided- 5

Case Management- 72

Birth Certificates obtained- 1

 

Over night hours:

7:00 PM to 7:00 AM

Coordinated Day Services:

1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

 

Progress being made (As of November 30th, 2021)

 Done:

  • 8/17/21 City Council approved $477,000 ordinance to fund the operation of the overflow shelter
  • 8/31/21 Contract sent to Salvation Army currently being reviewed by the legal department, awaiting signature
  • 9/21/21 Contract Approved by Territorial Headquarters and Signed off By Divisional Headquarters
  • 10/2/21 Shelter Director, Managers and aides  jobs posted on indeed.com.  Search Salvation Army in Springfield IL.
  • 10/11/21 Interviews continue this week, 2 director candidates scheduled and several evening workers
  • 10/12/21 2 Evening workers hired, one in process. 1 daytime worker Hired 
  • 10/21/21 Thorough cleaning performed by Salvation Army and volunteers on 11th st building
  • 10/22/21 All day and night worker positions chosen and in hiring process
  • 11/20/21 Pathway of Hope caseworker hired!!!!!
  • 10/22/21 Bedding secured from St. John's Hospital
  • 10/25/21 Continuum of Care training scheduled Wed 10/27- Friday 10/29
    • Trainings include:
      • Trauma Informed Care
      • Mental Health Procedural Care
      • Domestic Violence identification and services
      • Salvation Army Safe From Harm training for working with vulnerable adults
      • Sexual Harassment training
      • HUD equal access training
      • De-escalation training
  • 10/29/21 Offer extended to Director Candidate
  • 11/1/21 Shelter operated over night
    • 21 Beds full
      • 5 Women overflow from Contact ministries- because of banned status
        • 2 accepted back into Contact Ministries that were on banned list
      • 16 Men overflow from Helping Hands
        • 2 were sent prior to opening to fill Helping Hands
    • Memorial Behavior Health was on site during the day and helped with a volatile situation
    • 5 individuals chose to stay outside and left in the morning
      • As of Nov 2nd no one is taking residence outside the building
    • Check in process went well and it was a quiet evening in the overflow shelter
  • 11/9/21 POH Caseworker in hiring process
  • 11/30/21 New director starts!!!!

To Be Done:

  • Collaborate with Continuum of Care partners to establish a plan services (9/3/21) (in Process)
  • Finish process on candidates which includes paperwork and background clearance

Budget Submitted to City Council as part of Continuum's plan

2021 Overflow Shelter Proposed Budget 

 

Description Propsed
Income:  
   
City Funding 402,345
   
TOTAL INCOME $402,345.00
   
   
Expenses:  
SALARIES & ALLOWANCES  
Management - 3 positions $93,857
Night time staff- 4 positions $75,920
Casework- 1 position $37,543.00
Day time staff - 4 Positions $84,054
Medical & Hospital $29,748.00
   
PAYROLL TAXES  
FICA Taxes $22,290.00
Workman's Comp $8,088.00
SUPPLIES  
Food Purchased $5,000.00
Office Supplies $500.00
Duplicating/Printing Supplies $500.00
Kitchen Supplies $200.00
   
FURNISHINGS & EQUIPMENT  
Furnishing & Equipment $4,000.00
   
DIRECT ASSISTANCE  
Clothing Assistance $1,000.00
   
SUPPORT SERVICE  
Support Service $40,234.50
   
TOTAL EXPENSE $402,934.64

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