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. .._ . .. . . . ... . .. . . - . .. . . � . .,. . .. . . . .�� � . . . �.. . .. . . . ... . .. <br /> . . .. . . . .. . .,`.' . .. . . . .. . . _. . . . <br /> . . i.. � : . . ,. <br /> . ' ' � . :: ry y : :`� : : ... ��. a_ . , D C1�� . . . <br /> .. . . .. . ' � . .. � •�•.. .. .... <br /> ' . ... .. ;.' . <br /> .. .. . .. . . . .� � . .. . : . <br /> ' � , <br /> , Q <br /> , .. . .. . .. .. . . ... .. . . ... .. . . <br /> . . . . �. . . . . . .. . . . . .. . <br /> : <br /> � Human Services'Advisory Comrnittee <br /> , : . . . Meeting Minutes: <br /> � Ren#on City Hall <br /> ,.. ' Council Conference.Room, 7th Floor .. . : . <br /> . . . <br /> , . . . . <br /> . ,. . . <br /> `' September 15, 2015 3;00 p.m;. <br /> _ .. <br /> ,:: : , - -. <br /> . ... : .. . . _, . .. . . <br /> CALL TO ORDER: :Ryan Mclrvin,'Vice�Chair, called the meeting to order. A quorum was present: : <br /> , .. . . .. _ . .. <br /> ATTENDANCE: Ryan IVlclrvin,Amy Koefil, Leslie Anderson, Hen.ry M,alphus, Linda Smi.tfi,.Chad Buechler. .,.. ::_ <br /> , .. . <br /> _ . .. " Excused:Shannon Mafson; Brook.Dodd: Absenf: Kyle Burleigh: Staff: Kar.en Bergsvik; Dianne.U:techt; • ` <br /> Katie McClincy;JenniferJorgenson.: : " <br /> _ <br /> . , <br /> 1:�: APPROVAL OF:PREVIOUS MINUTES � <br /> , . <br /> , .. .. <br /> Chad moved:to approve the J.une:Minutes as presented. Leslie seconded the motion; motion <br /> _. ... ... .... ... ..., <br /> ... , .. . . . . .. . <br /> carrie <br /> . _. .. . <br /> ` 2::: AGENCY TOUR REP..ORTS <br /> . <br /> Member.s reported on their visits:to the agencies. <br /> ,.. .. . �.. .. <br /> , .. . .. . . , . .. <br /> Leslie: Puget Sound Training Center;which is pr'imarily hands=on training for skillsworking with ' - ' <br /> ,. <br /> : for.klifts,jitney:tlriv.ing;warehouse equipment, and basiceducation as well as resume:preparation: � <br /> ' They recently started offering mu�ti-lingual training at:this facility. She was:impressed with how welP <br /> , .. <br /> - <br /> ,.organized they are and.the quafity of the.,good; basic education:and training they.provide#or their . :. .. . <br /> students. :... , : <br /> : .: . . <br /> .. . . . . _ . .. . <br /> " Linda and Ctiad: REACH Center:of:Hope—Linda coordinated the visit, as she is the Director for the <br /> ,... , <br /> ; <br /> Center: They are ve.ry appreciative of th.e support they recei.v.e from the,City and its staff: They hefp_ ' <br /> an ave'rage of six to.seven families tr.ansition into long-term housing each mo.nth::Chad commented <br /> � on the irony.of changing a jail into a center of.hope for those in need�: <br /> Chad appreciate.s.the structure that has.been established to run the#aali#y;noting it is set up to , . ,. <br /> help people work..:He wonders if one of the:roles of HSAC mem6ers is advocacy,and;how members.::: ::..: <br /> : <br /> , . <br /> can advocate for the needs of�the homeless. . _ <br /> ` Chad: Margie Williams Food Bank—His v.isit.was:more focused on getting answers.to.questions,#han ' <br /> observing the foad:bank in action. He saw tfiis as a true.grass;roots.effort with a lo.t of organic <br /> : .. .. . <br /> ' community:outreacfi; including some fiome deliveries: <br /> _. , .. <br /> He.saw how they.co.uld.use volunteers.to help with�he manual labor;sueh as moving 5b-paund _ <br /> sacks of potatoes and onions. He thought the high school Key.Glubs, and the.Re,nton;schools in <br /> , . ,. .. . <br /> ` general;might be an option-because_tFiey have a volunteer requirement.to graduate. <br /> _ .. <br /> , . : . <br /> � Chad: Renton M.eal.Coalition-He saw.that there were a lot of families and diverse populations with:. . <br /> . , <br /> a sense ofcommu:n:it:y being served.: He:le:ar.ned that Leigh;:the communify chaplai:n, and Maggie,.: <br /> . <br /> . <br /> the Executive Director; have been doing ou�reach to.downtown tiusinesses to o er to e p wit <br /> some of:thie negative behaviorofsome ofthe:homeless in the downtown area. A.few homeless <br /> , ., . .. . . , <br /> individuals are causing problems, espec,ially;in the vicinity of 720:So.Tobin. Thi"s`tend:s to cast a <br /> _. ,.. .. . <br /> -` negative few on all:ttie'homeless populations. ' <br />