Working to End Homelessness
CCHA COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Below please find a sequence of documents and links posted in chronological order (the most recent posted at the top).
- Posted May 22, 2020: CCHA Client Informed Consent and Release of Information
- Posted May 22, 2020: CCHA Verbal Consent Guidelines
Posted May 13, 2020: Isolation/Quarantine and Recovery Housing Sites
The State Emergency Operations Center has designed a statewide public health response referred to as Isolation/Quarantine & Recovery (I/R) Housing. I/R Housing is designed for people who test positive for COVID-19 who do not need hospital-level medical attention, but who cannot return to their primary place or location of residence. I/R Housing is not a medical strategy, but a temporary housing strategy in which people receive access to telehealth and social services while they self-isolate and recover from COVID-19.The Vermont National Guard Essex Alternate Care Facility at the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds in Essex Junction, and the Rutland Regional Medical Center COVID-19 Mendon Mountain View site in Mendon, Vermont are the designated I/R Housing sites for the State Emergency Operations Center statewide housing strategy in Vermont. Read more by following the links below.
- Vermont National Guard Essex Alternate Care Facility Referral Guide
- RRMC COVID-19 Mendon Mountain View Referral Guide
- Transportation Guidelines to COVID-19 Isolation and Recovery Housing
- Posted April 30: From DCF: COVID Recovery Motel Transition Timing
- Posted April 15: From OEO: “Dear Partners – Below, you will find more information about Isolation and Recovery Housing, including the Chittenden County COVID-19 Recovery Center. The links provide general information, information on how to make a referral, and information about how to access transportation when someone has suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Documents will be stored on the Vermont Agency of Human Services website: https://humanservices.vermont.gov/help-and-resources/covid-19-information and may be updated as information changes.
- State of Vermont COVID-19 Housing Strategy: Isolation and Recovery Housing Sites.
- The State Emergency Operations Center has designed a statewide housing strategy referred to as Isolation & Recovery (I/R) Housing. I/R Housing is designed for people who test positive for COVID-19 who do not need hospital-level medical attention, but who cannot return to their primary place or location of residence. I/R Housing is not a medical strategy, but a temporary housing strategy in which people receive access to telehealth and social services while they self-isolate and recover from COVID-19.
- The Chittenden Recovery Center at the South Burlington Holiday Inn is the primary I/R Housing site for the State Emergency Operations Center statewide housing strategy in Vermont. Read more by following the links below.
- Posted April 8: Below you’ll find “the COVID-19 Supplemental HOP funding application. This round of supplemental funding is focused exclusively on meeting the immediate increased emergency shelter and service needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are due on a rolling basis, but no later than 4:00 PM, May 29, 2020. Award Notifications for emergency funds are anticipated within two weeks of receipt of a complete application. Program Period: 3/10/20-6/30/2020; to be extended into SFY 2021 at the discretion of DCF/OEO, should circumstances require and funding allow.”
- Posted April 6: Vermont Department of Health Coronavirus Information
- Posted April 6: From CVOEO: Information regarding economic impact payments can be found here:
- Posted April 6: United Way of Northwest Vermont has started a United Way Covid-19 Response Fund. If you are an agency/organization/shelter, contact our United Way Steering Committee member and let her know what you need the most.
- Posted March 26: White River Junction Medical Services Announcement FLYER – VETERANS
- Posted March 26: White River Junction VA Healthcare System Announces New Coronavirus Safety Measures – VETERANS
- MINUTES for CCHA Covid-19 Response Meeting March 18, 2020
- Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness Emergency Response
- Homeless Service Provider Guidance
- Interim Guidance for Service Providers to Plan and Respond to Covid-19 – VETERANS
CCHA is a partnership of dozens of different people, organizations, and government entities working together to make homelessness rare and brief. We serve the 17 communities in Chittenden County, Vermont, USA.
We engage in strategic planning, funding distribution, and coordinated entry. We work to ensure that people experiencing homelessness in our community have access to all of the programs and services that they are eligible for. Below is a short film about working together to reduce homelessness in our area:
Information about the Chittenden County Homeless Alliance is available in alternative formats upon request for persons with disabilities. To request an alternative format please contact Travis Poulin, CCHA Co-Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.