The Ohio Balance of State Continuum of Care team is offering a series of in-person training sessions around the state on diversion standards and best practices. The next training will be in Licking County on Wednesday May 24. You can sign up for the training here.

These and other upcoming training opportunities on the COHHIO Calendar include:

  • BoSCoC Regional Diversion Training- May 24- Sign up here
  • Survey Says- June 19 – Sign up here
  • Infant Mortality Webinar- July TBA- Please check COHHIO Calendar and list serve for final date
  • Understanding Recovery Housing Webinar- TBA- Please check COHHIO Calendar and list serve for final date

Here are a few other upcoming events and training opportunities to put on your calendar.

Join Nonprofit VOTE Thursday, May 17 at 2 pm for a free, hour-long webinar that digs deep into how exactly your organization can reach new and young voters. Find out more about who nonprofits like Headcount, Inspire U.S., and Lead MN are reaching with voter engagement efforts, how these organizations are uniquely effective at reaching young voters, and their best practices in nonprofit voter registration and engagement. Sign up using this link:

One in every 25 families with children in America survive on cash incomes of $2 a day. Join Community Shelter Board at Under One Roof on June 7 for a discussion about the hardships these families face, and how we can work together to make sure everyone in our community has a place to call home. Learn more and purchase tickets at

The Center for Medicaid Policy, a project of the Center for Community Solutions, is proud to host the 2018 Medicaid Budget Training Academy. The Academy is a two-day training focused on Medicaid policy, budget mechanics and legislative process. The training will be one June 28 and 29 at the Sheraton Columbus. Come listen to experts, network with peers and learn everything you need to become an effective advocate in the Statehouse.

HUD recently announced new federal funding for two different kinds of housing vouchers. The first is $100 million in funding for new “Mainstream” housing vouchers. These vouchers are targeted for nonelderly people with disabilities.  You can learn more about how to apply for funding to these vouchers, and watch the video for a webinar on this application process form the National Alliance to End Homelessness here.

The second is $30 million in new funding for Family Unification Program (FUP) Vouchers. These families can be used to assist in providing housing for families involved in the welfare system and for youth existing the foster care system. You can learn more about these vouchers here.