3/1/17 Creating Home News

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Creating Home News
Collin, Denton, Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman,
Rockwall and Tarrant Counties

March 2017

Welcome To New and Returning Subscribers!

About This Newsletter
The Community for Permanent Supported Housing e-newsletter has stories, calendar of events, and other features about creative housing options for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities or social challenges, as well as independent living in North Texas.

About CPSH
CPSH is a charity and works with families and community partners to create more housing options in the Collin, Denton, Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant Counties for over 97,000 adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities or social challenges regardless of IQ who need safe, affordable housing with support. CPSH has created an independent living guide for parents everywhere in Texas.

2017 Projects
Thank you to everyone that attended “The Road To Home” presentations held in January, 2017. Hundreds of North Texans attended these meetings and gave feedback on the projects CPSH should pursue in 2017. The following projects are for Collin, Denton, Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant Counties.
  • Apartments Units for People with IDD
    Goal 2017:Parents build relationships approach apt owners and ask them to consider applying Project-Based Vouchers to reduce rent costs for persons with IDD.
  • Goal 2018:Share list of Apt owners interested in Project-Based Vouchers. Ask Dallas Housing Authority to issue Requests for Proposal for one or more bedroom apartment units.

  • Neighborhood Homes
    Goal: Resolve accommodation issue (Identified by Dallas Housing Authority) for tenant to live in home owned by blood-relative.

  • Safe, Affordable Housing Near Project Search Sites
    Background:Project Search is business-led, one-year, school-to-work program for students with special needs. Several senior high schools in North Texas have a project search program. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is looking at how to implement Project Search for adults (out of school) with special needs. CPSH is a member of TWC Project Search working group. CPSH is focusing on how to create housing near project search sites.

  • Goal:A community meeting about Housing Options near Project Search sites.

  • Project Independence Workshop
    Goal:Host one Project Independence Workshop to discuss how to set up a Co-operative

  • Safety Training Video and Interest List Signup
    Goal:Hold three Home Safety Training Classes. (10 sessions, 2 hours each session).

  • Collaboration with First Responders
    Goal:To create a Safety Committee to address safety, training and tools for first responders and persons with IDD.

  • True Friends
    Goal:One event to bring people together around common interests (facilitated).

”The Road To Home”
CPSH is sharing 2017 activities with parents, educators and everyone interested in how CPSH is creating more housing options and helping parents transition their adult children into independent living with supports. Please RSVP at the link below.
4/4/17 Coppell
5/1/17 Crowley

Educators and Service Providers, please share the links to these meetings with your students and families. Flyers are available to distribute on the calendar pages.

Have you responded to the New CPSH Survey?
Your response helps CPSH plan for the next 5 years. The survey is here.

Planning for Independent Living: A Texas Parent’s Guide to Independent Living for Adult Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

48 pages, full color, bound.

Find out about the guide, here.

Read feedback and order the guide, here. Please share your feedback.

Just $6 per copy!

School Districts, Businesses and Organizations, contact CPSH about volume printing, here.

Creating Home News and Calendar here
Be a Volunteer!
Guide 2017 Projects.

2017 CPSH projects are underway. As you know, CPSH relies on volunteers to steer the charity. Giving 7our time results in increasing housing options for our children, students, athletes, consumers and patients. And together we provide housing sooner rather than later. Most of the opportunities average about 10 hours per month. Would you please take a look at the opportunities here?.

Be a Challenge Grant Donor!
Help CPSH with 2017 Projects.

CPSH can only succeed with your help. If you appreciate the importance of what we are doing in the DFW area, please consider being a Challenge Grant Donor.

CPSH will announce your challenge in a future Creating Home Newsletter. You will match donations from our community up to the amount of your choice. Contact CPSH to learn more. Give2CPSH.
8 Ways to Support CPSH, here.
Watch the CPSH Animated Mission Video, here.
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