Erie and Niagara County – YHDP Resources for Clients and Providers:
Quick Resource Sheet – YHDP – Erie Niagara – for YYAs and Providers
Family Engagement Team Written Standards
Drop In Center Written Standards
Prevention Diversion Screening Tool – Required for Provider Use
Lifeworks Goal Outcomes YHDP – Required for FET and TH-RRH
BestSelf FET Referral Form – For providers or YYAs
Referral Form for 3D pdf – For providers or YYAs
CoC Eligible Costs – HUD Policy
Erie and Niagara Counties received $3.59 million dollars towards the creation of innovative new programs to end youth homelessness.
The Erie/Niagara YHDP Coordinated Community Plan has prioritized three type of projects: Joint Transitional Rapid Rehousing, Family Engagement Team, Overnight Drop In Center.
Click here to access the results – funding amounts
Our community undertook an eight month long youth-centric strategic planning process to develop this Coordinated Community Plan. Through deliberate discussions with our Youth Action Board, Youth Task Force, Community Stakeholders, and YHDP Technical Assistance providers, we developed the needs assessment, guiding principles, visions, goals, and prioritized projects.
Coordinated Community Plan can be viewed and downloaded here.
Prior to designing new and innovative projects, a Coordinated Community Plan is required to be developed and then reviewed by HUD.
Click here to check out the Coordinated Community Plans from Round 1 and 2
10/2/2019 (with TA providers) – Kickoff meeting Power Point
10/17/19 – Youth Task Force Meeting Power Point
1/23/2020 – 1.23.20 YHDP Meeting PowerPoint
Summer 2020: The Youth Task Force and YHDP Lead Team will meet to develop standardized Coordinated Entry procedures and Continuous Quality Improvement measures for the newly funded YHDP projects.
1. The community identifies all unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness.
2. The community uses prevention and diversion strategies whenever possible, and otherwise provides immediate access to low-barrier crisis housing and services to any youth who needs and wants it.
3. The community uses coordinated entry processes to effectively link all youth experiencing homelessness to housing and services solutions that are tailored to their needs.
4. The community acts with urgency to swiftly assist youth to move in to permanent or non-time-limited housing options with appropriate services and supports.
5. The community has resources, plans, and system capacity in place to continue to prevent and quickly end
future experiences of homelessness among youth.
Other Resources for Policy Making
Criteria and Benchmarks for Ending Youth Homelessness
Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness: A Coordinated Community Response
Ending Youth Homelessness: A Guidebook Series
Each program that applies for YHDP funding must incorporate a Positive Youth Development and Trauma-Informed Framework. Here are some resources to learn how to make your programs more youth centered:
What is Trauma-Informed Care? UB School of Social Work
About Positive Youth Development – HHS
Integrating Positive Youth Development