In the last such last meeting for 2019, area providers gathered at the Keizer Civic Center on December 5, 2019, for the final vote on whether to remain in the Rural Oregon Continuum of Care, or leave and re-form the regional CoC consisting of Marion and Polk counties. The vote was unanimous in favor. The group also discussed the Built for Zero initiative, the Challenge to End Youth Homelessness and preparations for the 2020 Point-In-Time Count. The count will take place during one week at the end of January 2020 (January 29 – February 5), and will include the 2020 Homeless Connect (Saturday, February 1 [focused on single adults] and Sunday, February 2 [focused on families]). The Connect will take place at Parrish Middle School in Salem.
Some agency representatives had not attended any of first three meetings (in bold).
Housing providers represented: Ashley Hamilton, Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency; Shelly Ehenger, City of Salem; Stephen Goins and Kristin Keunz-Barber, Northwest Human Services; Robin Winkle, Shangri-La; Ray Powers, WestCare Veterans Home; Amy Hamilton, Development Northwest; Tiffany Ottis, Family Promise; Moises Ramos, Union Gospel Mission; Candace Jamison, Marion County Housing Authority; Larry Nassett, Joe Dabek, Patty and John Davenport, Habitat & Hope.
Supportive and preventative services providers represented: Jayne Downing, Center for Hope and Safety; Hilary Dumitrescu, Silverton Sheltering Services; Kim Hanson, United Way; Lisa Trauernicht, Marion County; Melanie Prentice, Marion County Juvenile Department; Annette Jensen and Katrina Rothenberger, Marion County Health & Human Services; Lisa Miller, Marion County Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion; Christina Korkow, Recovery Outreach Community Center; Kim Parker-Llierenas, Willamette Workforce Board; Ali Swanson and Eric Swenson, City of Woodburn; Juan Jauregui, Central School District; Kristty Polanco, Polk County Health Services; Rebecca Knight, Northwest Family Services; Tina Bialas, Bridgeway Recovery Services; Elizabeth Smith, Keizer City Council; Lisa Leno Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde; Jennifer Jordan, Kaiser Permanente; Brenda Pearson, Department of Human Services; Jason Donner, Salem Police Department; David Lyda, US Census;
Featured photo: the December “Yes!” vote by with area housing, social service, health, law enforcement and community agencies. Seated from L: Larry Nassett, Moises Ramos, Eric Swenson, Sarah Owens, Rebecca Knight. Second row from L: Brenda Pearson, Kim Parker-Llierenas, Katrina Rothenberger, Kristty Polanco, (unknown), Annette Jensen, Lisa Trauernicht, Melanie Prentice, Lisa Leno, Kristin Kuenz-Barber, Tricia Ratliffe, Patty Davenport, Tina Bialas, David Lyda. Third row from L: Ali Swanson, Hilary Dumitrescu, Robin Winkle, Jason Donner, Jayne Downing, Ray Powers, Jennifer Jordan, Juan Jauregui, Tiffany Ottis, Lisa Miller, Ashley Hamilton, Elizabeth Smith, Kim Hanson, Stephen Goins, Michael Livingston, John Davenport, Joe Dabek. Facilitator Jan Calvin took the photo.