My organization wants to join coordinated entry system
CES stitches existing programs together into a no-wrong-door system, connecting homeless adults to the best resources for them.
In 2010, our community began laying the groundwork for a Coordinated Entry System (CES) to coordinate providers efforts, create a real-time list of individuals experiencing homelessness in our communities, and a means to quickly and efficiently match people to available housing resources and services that best fit their needs. In early 2011 this early system was put into practice in a series of pilots in Skid Row, ground zero for homelessness in L.A. and home to over 5,000 of the most vulnerable, chronically homeless people. After developing the system through a series of pilots it was introduced to seven communities throughout LA County, and in the last year expanded to reach all eight Service Planning Areas (SPA) in LA County.
How do I get started?
- Connect with your regional team leaders to learn more about CES in the communities you work in and how your organization can be involved.
- Find a regional meeting held in your community to attend by visiting the regional page of the SPA you are in, under the "Regional Information" pull down in the top menu bar.
- Learn about the CES module and HMIS and contact Monica Gudino at LAHSA to request permissions to access the system.
- Stay connected to Home For Good for the latest updates on CES, training opportunities, and more by joining our mailing list.