ECONOMIC SECURITY committee

Purpose: The Economic Security Committee is responsible for fostering housing retention through income growth and employment. Regular activities might include linking workforce system resources to the housing assistance system and expanding income growth for persons with disabilities. The committee acts as the oversight body for the Secure Jobs Initiative, a two-year demonstration pilot designed to increase the income of families transitioning from homelessness to housing by connecting them to the education, training and the supports they need to secure and maintain stable, competitive employment.  

Chair:
Carl Palmer, Alpha Community Services/YMCA, cpalmer@cccymca.org; Caitlin Mongillo, Career Resources, mongillo@careerresources.org

Committee Members:
Jeannette Archer-Simons, Open Door Shelter
Dave Bechtel, CrossSector Consulting
Anne Carr, Career Resources
Jeannette Chenoweth, Alpha Community Services YMCA
Dawn Emerson, New Reach
Marcia Fountain, ABCD
Kathy Hunter, Supportive Housing Works
Brenda Lobdell, Operation Hope
Karen Mahar, Homes with Hope
Helen Lavin McAlinden, The Connection
Natsha McKinney, The Connection
Carl Palmer, Alpha Community Services YMCA
Nordia Savage, The WorkPlace
Thomasina Tatum, Career Resources

Staff:  Pam Ralston, ODFC Manager, pralston@cceh.org

Meetings:  3rd Thursday, 9:30 – 11 am, The WorkPlace, 350 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport

Projects:

Secure Jobs CT Project – Secure Jobs CT is a two-year demonstration pilot designed to increase the income of families transitioning from homelessness to housing by connecting them to the education, training and supports needed to secure and maintain stable, competitive employment. Families in Connecticut’s Rapid Re-Housing Program (CTRRP) who are unemployed or underemployed participate in this project. A Secure Jobs CT funders collaborative, initiated by the Melville Charitable Trust, committed provides localized investments to support planning and implementation efforts.