Designing and implementing a coordinated system of care among Nashville’s homeless providers and youth serving agencies.
The vision of the Nashville Community Planning Initiative is to prevent and end youth homelessness by designing and implementing a coordinated system of care among Nashville’s homeless providers and youth serving agencies.
- Facilitate greater community awareness of issues contributing to youth homelessness and our efforts to address these issues.
- Facilitate greater local collaboration among stakeholders including youth, community members, youth serving agencies in various systems (including child welfare, mental health, education, juvenile justice), and public programs/spaces (i.e., libraries, faith institutions).
- Identify program models to address youth homelessness prevention, the immediate need, and long term solutions.
- Include youth in coordinated entry.
- Support positive outcomes for youth experiencing homelessness in the areas of stable housing, education/employment, permanent connections, and well-being (the USICH 4 core outcomes).
- Obtain new funding and in-kind resources to support plan implementation.
- Determine clear action steps and a follow up plan for accountability
- Identify and begin implementation of one cross-sector pilot project related to housing