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See How AmeriCorps Responded to Michigan Flooding
AmeriCorps members from across the nation helped Michigan residents recover from the August 2014 flooding by providing debris removal and clean-up assistance for their damaged homes.
Watch this video from FEMA to learn more.
AmeriCorps Director Bill Basl swears in Stanley Lambchop as a new AmeriCorps member.
Washington State proclamation by Gov. Jay Inslee recognizing the 2015 AmeriCorps Week
Washington State is Ready for AmeriCorps Week
AmeriCorps Director Bill Basl (above left) swears in Stanley Lambchop (also known as Flat Stanley) as Washington’s newest AmeriCorps member as Serve Washington prepares for the 2015 AmeriCorps Week. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recognizes the value of AmeriCorps in his state and has issued a proclamation for AmeriCorps Week (above right).
Looks like Serve Washington is ready for AmeriCorps Week. Are you?
Watch for #AmeriCorpsWeek on social media as the weeklong event approaches March 9-13.
Individuals experiencing long-term homelessness also often suffer from medical fragility caused or aggravated by life on the streets and in shelters. Lacking stable access to housing and preventative health care services, they become “high-utilizers” of costly inpatient and emergency care.
The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) advances high-quality solutions and cost-effective programs to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in our society by supporting locally-based organizations that provide access to public resources that enable the chronically homeless to connect to homes, health care, and the community. As a Social Innovation Fund (SIF) intermediary, CSH is leading a project that integrates health care and housing for individuals with multiple, chronic health conditions who experience homelessness.
These individuals often fall into the gaps between systems of care. A shelter provider and a hospital, for example, seek to meet different needs of an individual. The shelter may overlook or be unable to help the individual with health problems, making it harder for him to find and keep stable housing. The hospital, in turn, may overlook non-medical factors such as housing instability that could make its treatment plans for a patient less effective.
CSH bridges these gaps by integrating supportive housing – affordable housing and comprehensive services – with special emphasis on health services to improve access and outcomes while lowering costs for public systems such as Medicaid.
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eGrants is an online system designed to automate the entire grants and project management process from application to closeout.
The Corporation of National and Community Service provides grants to organizations committed to strengthening their communities through volunteering.