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Ramsey County COVID-19 Sheltering Community Partner Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Sam from CCC
12:09
Prince your mic seems muted. I love the background though!
Prince.Corbett@co.ramsey.mn.us
13:15
Thanks :)
Julie Jacobs-Choices
22:35
Julie Jacobs, Choices/RCMI
Tolulope Ola
22:35
Tolulope ola
Miriam Hauser
22:37
Miriam Hauser - Center for Victims of Torture
AHinderaker
22:38
Andrea Hinderaker - Safe Space Emergency Shelter
Alexis Dauenhauer
22:39
Alexis Dauenhauer American Indian Family Center
DParker
22:41
Hi, this is Davis from Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative
lbuck
22:46
LuAnne Buck, RS EDEN Corrections Division
Sara Liegl
22:46
Sara Liegl, Project Home w/Interfaith Action
jenn o'connor
22:48
Jenn O’Connor, ED Crisis Social Worker, Region’s Hospital
Brooke
22:50
Brooke Schultz, RADIAS Health (we do homeless outreach)
Trisha Kauffman
22:51
Trisha Kauffman, Solid Ground
Pat Haggen
22:53
Hi Patty Haggen for Terry Forliti from Breaking Free
Kathleen.Turner, Group 1
22:53
Kathleen Turner, Catholic Charities of St Paul & Mpls
tstark
22:55
Tamara Stark, Tubman
desireec
22:57
Desiree Clater: American Indian Family Center
Tolulope Ola
22:58
Tolulope Ola - Restoration for All, Inc.
rclewis
22:58
Renee Lewis from Regions Hospital
Jessica Hancock-Alle
23:00
Jessica Hancock-Allen Catholic Charities
Nate Bordeaux
23:02
Nate Bordeaux - American Indian Family Center
Ellen Watters
23:02
Ellen Watters, Outside In Collaborative
raylward
23:03
Rich Aylward: Guild
Kim Lieberman
23:04
Kim Lieberman, Justus Health
Makeisha Hall
23:05
Makeisha Hall Model Cities
Wendy Underwood
23:07
Hi! Wendy Underwood with Catholic Charities of St Paul & Minneapolis
Mary Kay Bailey
23:08
Mary Kay Bailey, Outside In
Face to Face
23:09
Hanna Getachew-Kreusser Face to Face Health & Counseling
Ulanda W- IFS LLC
23:12
Ulanda-MWK Catering in partnership with Ujamaa Place
John J Slade
23:22
John Slade, Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing (MICAH)
Sam from CCC
23:22
Sam Walker, MS Program Director for Continuum Care Center. Eric Bacon, LADC is on the phone - Executive Director for Continuum Care Center
Nick
23:30
Nick Gisi, Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities
Stephanie Mullen
23:33
Stephanie Mullen Breaking Free
Wendy B
23:47
Wendy Boppert, Saint Paul Opportunity Center-Catholic Charities
ALLISON.SHAUL
23:59
Allison Shaul, Catholic Charities
Christine.Michels
24:12
Christine Michels Director of Housing Stability and Opportunity at Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. I oversee our adult emergency service locations in both Ramsey and Hennepin County.
Reuben Moore
31:59
Can you email us the presentation?
Dr. Altreisha Foster
32:23
yes Reuben
John J Slade
46:42
How are the outreach efforts going to get the people who are using these services into calls like this?
DParker
47:13
Are there isolation spaces available for residents of congregate housing sites (not shelter, but shared baths/kitchens, with similar profile of high-risk clients)
Sam from CCC
47:15
Will there be assistance for agencies wanting to expand services to provide additional services during the pandemic and beyond- as well as expedited approvals to enable the service being provided?
Kim Lieberman
47:31
How many hotel units have been secured so far?
Reuben Moore
47:32
Will you be sharing this data regularly?
Julie Jacobs-Choices
47:54
Is there any central information hub where those of us providing Outreach services can share/obtain updated information?
DParker
48:38
Are public health resources available to assist treating/screening clients? I.e. visiting nurses, assistance taking temps, etc.
tstark
48:40
Can you make sure victims service providers who are sheltering and housing people are factored into the overall response systems for all ages? Our population reflects the demographics disproportionately impacted by the pandemic overall as well.
Wendy Underwood
49:26
How quickly does Ramsey County hope to place more homeless residents into hotels?
Larry Timmerman
49:26
Could you read DParker's question
Julie Jacobs-Choices
49:26
If we have answers to any of these questions, how can we get them to those who are asking them?
rclewis
52:08
Any thoughts regarding assuring that our front line partners caring for clients have safety measures (mask, thermometer) to assure their health and prevention of spread to clients?
John J Slade
53:09
We've been able to work with Freedom from the Streets in St. Paul - homeless and people recently homeless who are organizing themselves around these issues - we have bus tokens, food, and some limited stipends for central organizers. These kinds of supports could be helpful.
Wendy Underwood
53:15
Thank you, Elizabeth!
Nick
53:33
What is the referral process to utilize the hotel shelter beds?
Sara Liegl
53:56
Are you aware of the number for families on the RC shelter wait list and are you going to be monitoring that number - watching it go up as evictions increase as we come out of this pandemic?
AHinderaker
56:47
I understand this is a longer distance question, however: When all of this is over - will our community experiencing homelessness just be put back out on the streets or will Mary Hall and Hotels remain options for transitional housing?
Kim Lieberman
57:27
Please have a place (webpage?) to share updates as they are available for transparency. Someplace people can get the most accurate info in real time. Also clarify point of entry for people. Will it be through coordinated entry or public health or triage/hotline?
John J Slade
57:28
Are those both active?
Maria Wetherall
57:31
Hello. Are you currently working directly with partners providing outreach in Ramsey County. People Inc., Radius, Catholic Chariites and others who employee outreach staff who are currently coordinating their efforts to work together to respond to the needs of people living outdoors?
lbuck
58:47
If we have people symptomatic in our congregate setting (halfway house) will the be able to go to Twin Town etc.?
Wendy Underwood
01:00:24
There needs to be large spaces for people during the day in addition to hotel rooms. Current daytime centers are overcrowded as other sites or frequently visited locations are closed. A larger space allows for social distancing and health screenings while also being able to provide county social services, access to the federal economic impact payments, possibly other benefits, etc.
rclewis
01:00:44
Ability to refer clients at all times of the day and every day that need appropriate level of shelter
John J Slade
01:00:59
I have heard reports from the Freedom folks that law enforcement - Ramsey County and St. Paul - are trying to 'enforce' the stay at home order on people without home (who are exempted by the Governor's order). So getting to the SPPD and Ramsey County Sheriff to make sure they're on board.
Julie Jacobs-Choices
01:02:08
So, prior to the crisis, Ramsey County was using the HMIS system for Coordinated Entry. Is this system still in use?
Prince.Corbett@co.ramsey.mn.us
01:02:27
Social distancing for families who have kids and how is child care being provided for single parents who have kids that may need to isolate or quarantine
Sara Liegl
01:02:43
We normally don't - but we are currently allowing parents to go to vital doctors appointments and allowing staff to watch their children when they go. We're also covering all transportation, so they do not have to take public transit.
Julie Jacobs-Choices
01:03:09
Nursing visits can be scheduled through ARMHS services as well as whatever resources are available through public health.
Miriam Hauser
01:03:16
will these systems have access to interpretation and language lines
lbuck
01:03:26
We have Level III sex offenders in our halfway houses, would they be able to go to Mary Hall if they are symptomatic.
rclewis
01:04:03
Has there been any thought of single parent who becomes positive and has children who are asymptomatic. What would be the options for those children who need to be monitored for rule out?
ALLISON.SHAUL
01:04:15
We are developing COVID-19 safety plans with families
Sara Liegl
01:04:16
Also - Mary Sue Hanson has a group gathered to think about what happens if a parent becomes unable to care for their children and goes to the hospital and there are no relatives to take the kids.
Sam from CCC
01:04:44
Sara Leigl this is a great consideration
Miriam Hauser
01:04:57
will there be single-sex options available for those for whom it would be culturally inappropriate to stay in a co-ed shelter?
John J Slade
01:05:33
Ditto on Sara Liegl's earlier point - there will be a big surge of evictions after the peacetime emergency order is lifted (unless something is done to support renters) so consider that to be a 'second wave' of shelter need.
Julie Jacobs-Choices
01:06:04
Some individuals are not compliant with existing norms and guidelines. These persons may have been evicted from existing shelter systems, and they now pose a great risk in terms of exposure to contagions. Can we have some guidance on available measures to help these individuals come in to shelter?
Kim Lieberman
01:06:14
There are also people couch-hopping or doubled-up. They may be asked to leave or need a place to self-isolate.
Julie Jacobs-Choices
01:06:53
We need PPE, pre-packaged meals, transportation vouchers to help those we are helping get into shelters.
Nick
01:07:19
More PPE-specifically masks, gowns, gloves...
Makeisha Hall
01:07:26
PPE/Cleaning supplies
Sara Liegl
01:07:26
We need non-congregate sheltering space for families, and more space to take families in off the waitlist.
Cheryl
01:07:32
ditto NIck
Julie Jacobs-Choices
01:07:38
Yes.
ALLISON.SHAUL
01:07:49
Additional temporal thermometer for screening purposes
Cheryl
01:08:00
hotel support for people who stay outside
Sara Liegl
01:08:16
Y'all saying cleaning supplies know about Splash (free bleach cleaner) & Hands for All (free sanitizer)?
DParker
01:08:18
we need clarity on the process for referring individuals who are symptomatic to isolation spaces--are there clear eligibility criteria
AHinderaker
01:08:21
The people we see at 10 p.m. needed a place to sit and rest their feet during the day - often they are restricted from other settings and are left to wonder around town until 10 p.m when we open.
Wendy Underwood
01:08:48
When shelter guests are moved to hotels, we must be able to keep those bunks open so as to create social distancing within the shelter.
Julie Jacobs-Choices
01:08:53
Right. Restaurants and typical gathering places are closed
lbuck
01:08:58
A need for hand sanitizer, masks as we get new people.
tstark
01:09:26
Pre-packaged food delivery, mobile testing priority for people staying with us, centralized hub to access range of resources to reduce risk and transmition
tstark
01:09:44
*transmission
Julie Jacobs-Choices
01:10:11
So, I'm an RN. I am willing to help with mobile testing, 651-283-5116. Julie Jacobs, Choices.
Sara Liegl
01:10:26
Hand sanitizer for free - https://www.allhandsmn.org/
tstark
01:10:26
Great - thank you, Julie!
Sam from CCC
01:10:29
what about having screeners at the St Paul air port and opening it for non-symptomatic individuals to have snacks and a safe place to be. It is large enough to allow for social distancing and if possible some of the field can be tented.
John J Slade
01:10:31
^^ cheers for Julie
Sam from CCC
01:10:43
Thank you Julie!
tstark
01:10:54
Ensuring low barrier access to resources
Brooke
01:12:06
Prepared food/MRE type food for people in encampments - some has been identified but more is likely needed.
rclewis
01:13:27
Prompt ability to move a client once identified as demonstrating symptoms to an area to meet their health needs and limit exposure to other
John J Slade
01:13:35
But who will sport the purple background?
Face to Face
01:14:33
Sheltering should include support services for all and specially youth-they have multiple barriers and now compounded with this epidemic
Wendy Underwood
01:14:55
Thank you!
DParker
01:14:56
Thank you all for this opportunity for feedback and sharing information, have a great day!
Elizabeth
01:15:09
Thank you, Prince!!!
tstark
01:15:26
Thank you!