Community Safety & Well-Being
Q2 2022 - Quarterly Report
Local Government Hispanic Network (LGHN)
Joe Camacho, CSWB Race Equity Coordinator, is leading the Adams County branch of LGHN. The purpose of the LGHN is to encourage professional excellence among Hispanic/Latino local government administrators, to improve the management of local government, to provide unique resources to Hispanic local government executives and public managers, and to advance the goals of professional, effective and ethical local government administration.”
The Colorado Regional Chapter will serve to:
- Develop engagement programming
- Create/ find professional development opportunities
- Build a resource library
- Connect Latinx/ Hispanic local government administrators
|10||nights of homelessness averted via theSevere Weather Action Program (SWAP)|
|120||current outreach YTD to peopleexperiencing homelessness|
|319||Lyft rides for residents facing sheltered orunsheltered homelessness and/or fleeingdomestic violence|
EOC Trainings & Exercises
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) continues to work and engage with numerous county and multi-jurisdictional organizations to improve preparedness and emergency planning throughout Adams County. In Quarter 2,this included presenting on emergency sheltering for the I-70 corridor at a meeting of the East I-70 fire chiefs, providing a incident command training to the POST academy, and participated in the 27J functional reunification exercises planning meeting.
Housing First Partners Conference
The Housing First Partners Conference (HFPC) is a biennial conference to further the conversation among practitioners, researchers, advocates, and people with lived experience about Housing First as a proven model for ending homelessness for those with chronic health conditions and long stints of street homelessness. HFPC 2022 was held in Seattle, WA. Lindsey Earl, Heather McClure, Matt Rivera, and Paolo Diaz attended the conference in person.
Above, Left: Lindsey Earl and Heather McClure presenting "Lived It! Considerations for Centering People with Lived Experience."
Above, Right: Paolo Diaz speaking at the podium while Lindsey Earl watches.
The Government Alliance for Race and Equity (GARE) Annual Membership Meeting gathers racial equity practitioners who work in local, state, and regional government to uplift best practices, celebrate victories, and share lessonsl earned from their work advancing racial equity in their jurisdictions. This year's meeting in Portland, Oregon, explored the theme of "Reimagining Government for Racial Equity and Justice." CSWB's Lindsey Earl and Heather McClure presented virtually on
"Lived It! Considerations for Centering Residents with Lived Experience."
Beth Torgersen,Matt Rivera, Joe Camacho, and Paolo Diaz at GARE 2022 in Portland, Oregon.
PEH Resource Fair
On May 19, 2022, Ryan Markley and the Poverty Reduction Unit, in partnership with Adams County Fire Station 11, organized our source fair for people experiencing homelessness. About 20 vendors participated and provided crucial services to 50+ residents.
NACo Food & Health Kits
The National Association of Counties (NACo) Next Generation, Binti, Capital Group, and Nationwide for sponsored 1,000 food and hygiene kits for people experiencing homelessness. The food kits possessed healthy, protein-packed foods that do not require refrigeration, cooking, or a can opener. The kits were distributed to nine organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness in the North Denver Metro Area including Almost Home, ACCESS Housing, HALO, Human Services, The Salvation Army, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, City of Northglenn, and City of Commerce City.
Grant Writing 101: For Social Services
On July 14, 2022, CSWB's Homelessness Coordinator, Lindsey Earl, hosted a Grant Writing 101 workshop for homeless and social services providers in the area. We hope that improved grant writing will divert greater investment in underserved communities and smaller nonprofit organizations.
One nonprofit employee who had been grant writing for 20+ years said:
"This is one of the best grant writing workshops I've been to. We need more or these!"
Community Corrections attended the Colorado Association of Community Corrections Board Meeting in Douglas County. The Adams County Community Corrections team is pictured below.
PEH Data Sharing Efforts
CSWB continues its work to connect municipalities throughout the countyt ogether, via people experiencing homelessness (PEH) data. Aurora is the most recent municipality to sign on to the county's data sharing network.
Colorado Professional Emergency Managers Academy
Ron Sigman, Emergency Manager, was accepted into the Colorado Professional Emergency Managers Academy and will begin the program in November.
OEM coordinated with the Communications Department, Code Red and AdCom to develop strategies for increasing participation with the public (increase of over 40,000opt-ins since first of year). 13 events have been held throughout the county to promote the system.
|32,082||new enrollments into
CodeRed this year
In order to improve the county's capacity for situational awareness and resource management, OEM, in concert with Adcom911, gained access to the computer-aided dispatch system used by Adcom911 to view current and pending incidents in Adams County.
calls for Animal
pieces of graffiti
minutes to resolve calls
days to respond to
day to respond to
|of cases in Q2 resulted in
|82%||reduction in graffiti complaints
through YTD when compared to
Neighbors Connect at Rotella Park
Adams County hosted its first Neighbors Connect event on Saturday, April 16that Rotella Park in the Welby Neighborhood. This event was designed to gather Adams County residents for a fun-filled day while connecting them to resources throughout the county. Over 50 booths representing community resources, businesses, and for the neighborhood yard sale were available for attendees to engage with. Residents were invited to sell, trade, or purchase items from their neighbors, as well as kids being able to enjoy three different egg hunts, a bouncy castle, lawn games, and more.
Neighborhoods USA Conference
On May 4-6, 2022, Katie Burczek, BarbBaca, Gail Moon and Rachel Jakubowski attended the 2022 Neighborhoods USA conference in Little Rock Arkansas. This conference hosted workshops on various topics to include revitalizing neighborhoods, earning community trust, grant writing, and even included a tour of various neighborhoods in Little Rock.