For more information you may contact David Esposito, Executive Director at (217) 321-2476 x2. Resumes may be submitted to same at d.esposito!shpa-il.org.
SHPA ADVOCACY CORNER
Sign On & Support
Homelessness is an ongoing crisis in Illinois, exacerbated by COVID-19. The response to homelessness in Illinois is very complex, under resourced, and fragmented. Now, is a pivotal time. An end to homelessness requires collaboration around a shared vision. Housing is the solution to homelessness. Services are critical to housing stability. Leadership is needed to establish this vision. An Interagency Council on Ending Homelessnessis needed to finally end homelessness in Illinois.
Human Services' role in Advocacy: A Call for Collaboration with Grassroots Activists January 29, 2021 at 10am
SHPA TRAINING CENTER
Supportive Housing &
This webinar will discuss the importance and benefits of working with other large system supportive housing residents, agencies, and the overall sector. The focus will be on the Child Welfare & Schools, Health, and Justice Systems with an emphaisis on the COVID-19 response of these systems statewide and nationally. We hope to arm the audieance, both leadership & direct service staff with best practices in engaging, building relationships, and potential policy changes. (webinar is FREE to SHPA Members)
Mike Thomson, Michael Weir, and Aaron Chambers of ThomsonWeir, LLC have since 2012 provided SHPA with government affairs and strategic communications services. They advocate for our interests and regularly share important information for our members.
Please join the Illinois Department of Human Services’ Division of Family & Community Services (IDHS/DFCS) for an update on the COVID-19 Vaccine process via a townhall listening session.
IDHS/DFCS will host a brief update on where the state of Illinois is in the vaccine process, provide updated information and benefits of the vaccine, answer provider questions, and elicit recommendations to help our planning process.
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Location: WebEx (a link will be emailed to those who RSVP)
Housing Action Illinois AmeriCorps Program Applications
The application for this year is different than it has been in the past. Please note that the applications includes expanded project sections and there are separate applications for the AmeriCorps Members (full year) and Summer Associate positions. Below are descriptions of the attached documents.
21-22 Member Application - This is the document you need to review, completely fill out, and submit by January 29th at 5:00 CST to be considered to host AmeriCorps Member (full year) position(s).
21-22 Member Application Separate Section II & III - If you are submitting an application for multiple AmeriCorps Member positions then you will need to complete a separate Section II and III for each position.
2021 Summer Application - This is the document you need to review, completely fill out, and submit by January 29th at 5:00 CST to be considered to host AmeriCorps Summer Associate position(s).
2021 Summer Associate Application Separate Section II and III - If you are submitting an application for multiple Summer Associate positions then you will need to complete a separate Section II and III for each position.
21-22 Instructions & Resources Packet - This document contains information that can help organizations understand the difference between our two types of AmeriCorps positions, what is expected of them host sites, and how they can write compelling applications.
Feel free to with all application inquiries, and we will respond as quickly as we can.
The Supportive Housing Training Center is excited to announce the launch of our new Training Center Platform! To celebrate our launch, we are offering a discount of 15% off on all trainings and training packages purchases in the month of January.
Use the code jan2021 to receive your 15% off discount.