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HSC Packet 09-20-2021 HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION MEETING September 20, 2021 5:30 p.m. Remote Meeting AGENDA 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. PUBLIC COMMENT Ken Stark Information 5 Min. 3. COMMISSIONER COMMENT Ken Stark Information 5 Min. 4. MEETING MINUTES July 19, 2021 5. 2022 CERF APPLICANT PRESENTATIONS a. Highline College b. FUSION 6. 2022 CERF APPLICATIONS REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATIONS 7. 2022 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN – ADDITIONAL PROJECTS AND CONTINGENCIES 8. STAFF REPORT Ken Stark Rich Shockley David Harrison Ken Stark Sarah Bridgeford Brittany Julius Sarah Bridgeford Brittany Julius Action 5 Min. Information 20 Min. Action 40 Min. Action 20 Min. Discussion 15 Min. 9. NEXT MEETING: Regular Meeting October 18, 2021 5:30 pm Remote Meeting 10. ADJOURN *Times are estimates only. Ken Stark Ken Stark Information 20 Min. COVID-19/Coronavirus Notice: Per Governor Inslee’s Emergency Order all in-person meetings are prohibited until further notice. Public comments may be submitted to brittany.julius@cityoffederalway.com up to 2 hours prior to the start of the meeting. To access live audio of this meeting please use any of the following options: • From the Zoom website or App enter meeting ID 993 6003 4182 and password: 016086; or • From your phone dial 1-253-215-8782 or 1-888-788-0099 with meeting code: 993 6003 4182; or • Via the direct link: https://cityoffederalway.zoom.us/j/99360034182?pwd=N29aSHh4VGZ1YlBZWUJmZ09VMFUxZz09 With password: 016086 HSC July 19, 2021 Meeting Minutes Page 1 HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION MINUTES JULY 19, 2021 COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT: Ken Stark (Chair) Mary Schultz Vivian Alexander Kathryn Scanlon Jack Walsh Betty Taylor Cynthia Ricks-Maccotan (Vice-Chair) Eric Owen (alternate) COMMISSION MEMBERS ABSENT: Sofia Mayo, Katherine Festa, Grace Ssebugwawo Namagga (alternate) STAFF PRESENT: Brittany Julius (CDBG/Human Services Coordinator), Maria Smith (Administrative Assistant I) GUESTS: Paul Tan (Kent Youth and Family Services), Carlecia Bell (Phenomenal She) CALL TO ORDER Chair Stark called the meeting to order at 5:33 p.m. PUBLIC COMMENT None. COMMISSIONER COMMENT Commissioner Ricks-Maccotan encouraged everyone to get engaged with the National Night Out. Commissioner Taylor talked about the National Night Out and is trying to get involved the people from the new complex she moved in. MEETING MINUTES OF JUNE 21, 2021 Commissioner Ricks-Maccotan moved to approve the minutes. Commissioner Walsh seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0 KENT YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES – WATSON MANOR Paul Tan (KYFS) talked about Watson Manor, the transitional living program consisting of 8 apartments to provide housing for young mothers between 16 and 25 years, who are single, homeless, extremely low-income and their children. They provide 18 months of transitional housing support in every aspect of their lives and support to continue their education and eventually employment. Watson Manor is now one component of anti-sex trafficking, working with King County and Kent Police Department. In 2018, they served 29 victims of sexual exploitation, 19 communities training, and 674 students, teachers, and council and community members in human trafficking awareness. They are currently working with King County to provide support and resources to survivors. Mr. Tan expressed that Federal Way and King County need support. He added that Highway 99, Pacific Highway South and North Aurora are some of the largest tracks for sexual exploitation and prostitution. He wants to work on the Westside of I-5 to expand their outreach and to work with survivors. Sexual exploitation happens mostly with people between 12 and 25 years old. In Federal Way, Watson Manor HSC July 19, 2021 Meeting Minutes Page 2 works with Communities in Schools, and have received referrals from students that are pregnant, single and homeless. Mr. Tan expressed that he wants collaboration with different Police Departments from different cities and Human Services Commissions to take advantage of the outreach they are already doing. He also expressed the need to partner with human services advocates, behavioral specialists, and counselors. Commissioner Taylor inquired about various services and resources for single fathers. Mr. Tan said that DAWN is starting a support group around healthy relationship training that can provide some support. Mr. Tan did acknowledge the need for more support for single fathers. Mr. Tan finished by highlighting some community organizations that they partner with, and reiterating the desire to partner with Federal Way Police Department for additional support and resources. PHENOMENAL SHE Ms. Carlecia Bell started the presentation by highlighting the agency’s mission, which is, “to provide mentorship, encouragement, and empowerment to young women of color by building confidence around education, social awareness, and self-esteem.” Phenomenal She provides Mental and/or Behavioral Health Counseling, Culturally Relevant Licensed Therapist, Group Sessions, etc. They provide different programs during the week such as Academic Support and Engagement, Individual Tutoring, Homework Assistance, Life Skills and Development Workshop, Dance Club. They send a weekly newsletter with updates about programming and resources. Last April, the agency started a Hot Meal Program by partnering with OSL, Cascadia Produce, and King County Library Systems. The program offers hot meals 3 days a week and produce boxes once a week. They are available Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. They also have a Clothing donation. Ms. Bell said that there is no program like this in Federal Way that provides representation and resources for young women of color coming out from juvenile system. The program is accepting counselors/mentors that can commit to at least a year of service. CERF APPLICATION Coordinator Julius shared the 2022 CERF Application presentation and pointed out the timeline. The application cycle is open from June 25 – July 30. After the deadline, Staff will conduct a threshold eligibility review and Commission will receive complete applications on August 9 for review. Coordinator Julius reviewed the evaluation forms and criteria for each section (Applicant Capacity, Project Scope, and Financial Feasibility). STAFF REPORT Coordinator Julius provided an update about the CDBG-CV funds. Through the Department of Commerce, the City has received a third round of funding in response to COVID-19, although this is considered CDBG-CV 2. The total is $224,366.00 and will be equally divided between CCS and MSC to stabilize housing by providing rent assistance. We are working to deploy funds starting August 1st and City Staff is reaching out to both providers for flyers and marketing materials to disseminate to agencies and Commission to provide for residents looking for assistance. NEXT MEETING Regular Meeting 08/16/2021 at 5:30 pm. ADJOURN The meeting adjourned at 6:30 pm.