Building Capacity for

Collaboration ~ Nonprofit Management ~ Community Impact

Ending Family Homelessness in Durham

Strengthening Communications between NC Department of Transportation and the Local Community

The Durham Collaborative to End Family Homelessness (DCEFH) is a group of nonprofits collectively working to address the needs of families and children during and following episodes of homelessness. The agencies are:  Families Moving Forward, Urban Ministries of Durham, Housing for New Hope and the Durham Partnership for Children. Partners for Impact has been providing backbone support and meeting facilitation for this group since June 2017.

See work sample below: A report to the Mayor, City Council, and County Commissioners in response to a system level input request. Based on the priorities and strategic vision of the DCEFH, the report is the result of several meetings including conversations with the Mayor and other stakeholders. It systhicizes priorities in response to the needs of families experiencing homelessness in Durham. 
There are times when community input requires skilled facilitators to manage a carefully designed process that will enable and empower those who are most passionate and most affected by a project to join in partnership with the NCDOT to strengthening opportunities for successful planning and results.  Partners for Impact designed and facilitate this kind of process for the I-440/Glenwood Ave Interchange Project. The Listening session report is below. 
NCDOT Listening Session Report I-440/Glenwood Ave Interchange Project
Homeless Service System Response & Recommendations

Building Capacity for Ending Homelessness Across the State of North Carolina

Making Workforce Support Accessible for Opportunity Youth 

Partners for Impact worked with the Statewide Emergency Solutions Grants Office at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services through a grant with the NC Housing Coalition - providing technical assistance and support for agencies across the state in implimenting Rapid Rehousing best practices. Other capacity buidling initiaitves included: working with other key partners to bring back the Statewide Homeless Service Providers Conference in 2017, Bringing It Home; and supporting internal capacity building efforts related to agency training, processes and requisition submission. 
Partners for Impact is supporting the Capital Area Workforce Development Board in planning for a NextGen Career Center in Wake and Johnston Counties. Through identifying and listening to key partners and youth, we are working with CAWDB to create the right kind of environment connected with the right kinds of supports that youth will seek out, use, and ultimately increase their numbers obtaining family-sustaining careers in high growth industries. 
Next Gen Re-design: Initial Assessment & Engagment Plan
Next Gen Re-design: Stakeholder Conversations
Next Gen Re-design: Other Models
Next Gen Re-design: Final Report

Other Partners for Impact Projects

Child Care Services Association - Grant writing and centralized kitchen demonstration project support
Fiesta Cristiana UMC Church - Grant writing
Haven House Services - Grant writing
Josh's Hope Foundation - Planning and capacity building 
Kaleidoscope Project - Evaluation of community change initiative
Prevent Child Abuse NC - Leadership development and planning
Self-Help Durham - Facilitating Poverty Simulation
The Hope Center at Pullen - Annual campaign 2016
Triangle Capacity-Building Network - Project management support
Webinars and Videos
  1. The Road to Common Outcomes
    Watch Stan Holt, PhD, Senior Advisor share information about how a community initiative can create common outcomes.