FIT VISTA NH Coalition to End Homelessness VISTA

The NH Coalition to End Homelessness is looking to fill it’s 2013-2014 AmeriCorps VISTA position.  Full details are listed below.  To apply, click here and select “Apply Now” on the page.

SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
FIT VISTA NH Coalition to End Homelessness VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/09/2013 – 07/13/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum: 18 Maximum: None

Program Locations NEW HAMPSHIRE

Accepting Applications
From 04/04/2013 To 07/01/2013

Contact Meaghan Hull
122 Market St
Manchester NH 03101
603-935-7900
[email protected]
www.fitnh.org

The NH Coalition to End Homelessness was founded in 1990. As concern about the increasing numbers of individuals and families facing homelessness intensified it became clear that addressing the problem would require strong leadership. NHCEH was formed to provide this leadership and plays a key role in helping New Hampshire plan, develop and implement a collaborative solution to homelessness. We provides services to enhance the quality of homeless service programs; increase collaboration across the systems of care serving homeless individuals and families; and elevate awareness about the issue of homelessness. We accomplish this through high quality training and technical assistance. We are the source for professional development opportunities on homelessness in New Hampshire. Each year we provide numerous trainings on key areas of interest including trauma-informed services, evidence based case management, and culturally competent care. Understanding the causes and symptoms of homelessness in NH is essential to making effective public policy decisions and developing and enhancing services. Many organizations collect data on homelessness and disseminate this information in reports. In addition to making these reports on homelessness easily accessible, the NHCEH also produces an annual report on the state of homelessness in New Hampshire . We work to increase awareness and understanding through collaboration with local universities, as well as through the provision of an annual scholarship that highlights the needs of school aged youth. We empower homeless constituents and the public to advocate for homeless services by teaching people about best practice advocacy activities and by acting as an information and communication hub. The Coalition partners with Housing Action New Hampshire and other agencies to help concerned citizens and service providers understand how they can legally and effectively advocate for services for this population.

Member Duties : The VISTA will engage in a number of key activities to help sustain and propel the coalition towards its mission. Key duties will include: 1) Facilitating the publication of the State of Homeless in New Hampshire annual report; 2) Coordinating the NHCEH annual dodge ball fundraising event; 3) Creating new webinar-based trainings and assist with the production of face-to-face learning opportunities for homeless service providers; 4) Assist with grant writing to sustain current and new activities; 5) Assist with the development of a new Leadership Training Program for Homeless and formerly homeless individuals; 6) Assist with data entry, data analysis, general research questions, etc., and other activities as specified in the VAD.
Program Benefits :
Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend,  Education award upon successful completion of service,  Living Allowance,  Stipend,  Health Coverage,  Childcare assistance if eligible,  Training,  Relocation Allowance.
Terms :
None
Service Areas :
Community Outreach,  Community and Economic Development,  Homelessness,  Housing.
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing,  Computers/Technology,  Recruitment,  Communications,  General Skills,  Writing/Editing.

To apply, click here and select “Apply Now” on the page.

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