NY-523 Glens Falls, Saratoga/Saratoga, Washington, Warren, Hamilton Counties CoC

Saratoga-North Country Continuum of Care (SNC-CoC)

CARES serves as the Collaborative Applicant for the Saratoga-North Country Continuum of Care and partners with community members and local organizations to manage an effective Continuum.  The purpose of a Continuum is to:

  • Promote community wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness.
  • Provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals (including unaccompanied youth) and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness.
  • Promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs for homeless individuals and families.
  • Optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Within this page, you will find detailed information about the Saratoga-North CoC, including Board Members and their contact information, by-laws, upcoming meetings, meeting agendas and recorded minutes, and other pertinent information.

Resources

Saratoga-North Country Continuum of Care 2017 Documents & Information
The Saratoga-North Country Continuum of Care Membership is dedicated to preventing and eliminating homelessness while ensuring that an effective system of care and services is in place to respond to the needs of at-risk and homeless individuals and families.
SNC CoC membership application

Saratoga – North Country Coordinated Entry

The coordinated entry process in Saratoga-North Country is designed to prioritize applicants for homeless services with the first phase focusing on permanent supportive housing and transitional housing. This process is not intended to determine acceptance into a program; it is meant to prioritize community services based on need.

 

Coordinated Entry Presentations
Coordinated Assessment Presentation
Coordinated Entry Documents
Prescreening Coordinated Assessment v2
Coordinated Assessment v6
SNC Program Eligibility Criteria & WL
WAIT House Crisis Intake Form

CARES Coordinated Entry Training Materials
Coordinated Assessment Presentation posted SNC
SNC CA Policies and Procedures

Saratoga–North Country Board Members & Documents

The Board of Directors agree to developing affordable housing options and residential supports to end homelessness in the Saratoga-North Country. Relevant projects and organizations whom serve homeless sub-populations are encouraged to participate.

Board Slate: SNC Board Slate 2017-18

Board Members

Cindy Phillips, Board President
Community Development Coordinator, City of Saratoga Springs
cindy.phillips@saratoga-springs.org

Mike Finocchi, Board Secretary, Housing Committee Co-Chair, HMIS Advisory Committee
Executive Director, Shelters of Saratoga, Inc.
mfinocchi@sheltersofsaratoga.org

John Farrell
Supported Housing Coordinator, Warren Washington Association of Mental Health
jfarrell@wwamh.org

Michelle Larkin 
Executive Director, Rebuilding Together
michelle@rtsaratoga.org

 

Maggie Fronk, Chair of Data and Goals Committee
Executive Director, Wellspring
executivedirector@wellspringcares.org

Andy Gilpin, Executive Board Member and Coordinated Entry Chair
Associate Executive Director, CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services
andy@captaincares.org

Sybil Newell
Program Director, TSA
snewell@tsamail.org

Michael Lajeunesse
Executive Director, WAIT House
mlajeunesse@hycwaithouse.org

Committee Descriptions

Saratoga County Housing Committee:
This committee is responsible for conducting an annual Point in Time (PIT) count, assisting the Collaborative Applicant in preparing and submitting the Continuum of Care (CoC) application, conducting homeless awareness activities, participating in local planning, and any other activities identified and voted on by the membership.

Warren/Washington/Hamilton County Housing Committee:
This committee is responsible for conducting an annual Point in Time (PIT) count, assisting the Collaborative Applicant in preparing and submitting the Continuum of Care (CoC) application, conducting homeless awareness activities, participating in local planning, and any other activities identified and voted on by the membership.

Data and Goals Committee:
The purpose of this committee is to review and discuss program performance and HMIS data quality issues, as well as review the Continuum’s goals and performance; review the previous year’s Continuum of Care application and review the Grant Inventory Worksheet.

Coordinated Assessment Committee:
The purpose of this committee is to develop a coordinated entry system and oversee the process.

Review Committee:
Tasked with reviewing and ranking projects for CoC application.

Outreach Committee:
Charged with new CoC member recruitment.

HMIS Advisory Committee:
The purpose of this committee is to work with the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) system administrator to ensure proper and effective HMIS policies and procedures.

Capital Region Advisory Committee on Youth Homelessness
This committee spans over multiple CoC’s with a mission to provide leadership, develop, advocate, and coordinate community strategies to accurately count homeless youth.

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