PROJECTS

PHA OUTREACH GRANT

PHA received additional administrative funds to "prevent, prepare for, and respond to" the Coronavirus Pandemic.  Through this effort, CCC has been awarded a grant to assist people in activities in Outreach and Housing Navigation.  We assist individuals with:

  • Obtain vital documents

  • Obtain eligibility verifications

  • Assist homeless clients to increase income

  • Obtain or maintain needed services 

  • Referrals

  • Education with tenant responsibilities, budgeting, financial education

  • Obtain housing and housing supplies

  • Housing Goal Plans including resolving barriers

  • Enroll clients in MNSure

  • Other activities to support housing stability

COORDINATED ENTRY

Coordinated Entry is a process developed to ensure that all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair and equal access and are quickly identified, assessed for, referred, and connected to housing and assistance based on their strengths and needs.

The Coordinated Entry System is the county's approach to organizing and providing housing services for people experiencing homelessness in Ramsey County.

Because housing resources are limited, this process is designed to ensure that individuals and families with the highest vulnerability, service needs, and length of homelessness receive top priority in housing placement.

Please complete the "Contact Us" form below to obtain an assessment.

MN SURE NAVIGATION

Continuum Care Center is staffed with two trained navigators to assist individuals from anywhere in the state of Minnesota seeking health care coverage through the MN SURE website.

Individuals and families can apply for Medical Assistance, Minnesota Care, Financial Assistance for a Market Rate Insurance, and purchase discounted and affordable rate market rate insurance without Financial Assistance.

Please contact Continuum Care Center to be set up with an appointment with one of our navigators who will be happy to help you at 651-888-6103 or 651-278-1540

RACIALIZED TRAUMA RESPONSE

Continuum Care Center is aware of the events in various communities across the nation including in our own community- Minnesota. We have developed a response to these issues with addressing  substance abuse issues in the Black Community which has been impacted by racialized trauma. 

We will be providing Substance abuse and mental health counseling, Peer Support and treatment referrals  in the community to address these needs through a culturally specific lens. 

OPIATE OUTREACH
Empowering Communities with Prevention 

Continuum Care Center believes the first step in prevention is educating the public about the magnitude of the impact of the opioid epidemic in every segment of our local community

 

This initiative is designed to inspire life-changing conversations and equip people in the African American community with the knowledge and education to the all-too-common pills-to-heroin pathway to addiction, and addiction as a disease requiring long-term treatment and community understanding.

Opioid Strategy

We confront the impacts of opioid misuse and abuse. Going forward, we plan to implement additional strategies as we recognize the growing complexity of this problem in our community.

  • Reducing the risk of individuals becoming newly dependent or addicted to opioids.

  • Increasing engagement, early detection of dependence, and referrals to evidence-based pain treatment for individuals chronically using opioids.

  • Increase outreach to women of childbearing age chronically using opioids to provide education and treatment options.

  • Community trainings on the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid use disorder.

  • Educational materials to help the community address the stigma surrounding this disease.

Culturally Specific Trauma Needs Survey

As a result of police-involved killings, many are fearful, numb, outraged, uncertain, and heartbroken dealing with the on-going disparate treatment of black people. These are the conditions that the black community has existed in.

 

In order to support black communities in the metro area impacted by racialized trauma, please complete this survey to determine needs of individuals within the community.

 

Racial trauma or  race-based traumatic stress, is the  cumulative effects of racism on an individual’s mental and physical health. It has been linked to feelings of anxietydepression, and suicidal ideation, as well as other physical health issues.

 

The effects that race-based trauma has on individuals depends upon their experiences, and how those effects manifest can vary significantly as well. Individuals who are exposed to race-based trauma may experience dissociative symptoms following the event. Please share with us your experience with race-based trauma.

Please Click Link for Survey- Thank you for your participation:

https://forms.gle/bT8j5yL8GDBQMZnz6