Revised: January 2019
By Sarah Owens and Michael Livingston
|Photo Courtesy Landlordology.com|
The Statesman Journal is reporting that Home for Heroes, WestCare's 30-bed facility for homeless veterans (located where the former Salem Outreach Shelter used to be before it closed in 2013) will be opening "soon."
|ROCC meets monthly by video-conference. This is a typical meeting.|
Whether everyone on the ROCC board even understands what a coordinated entry system is, remains to be seen. There is still widespread confusion in the community about what ROCC is, and isn't. This is Keizer Mayor Clark and City Councilor Kim Freeman, both members of the Mid Willamette Homeless Initiative Task Force, talking about the ROCC during a recent work session on the MWHI Strategic Plan (at ~36:00):
Mayor Clark: Talking about the continuum of care, and this is working with the uh, uh, Marion Polk CCO, uh, [makes face] help me with the acronym.
Kim Freeman: Are you thinking ROCC? With Jo?
Mayor Clark: Yeah.
Kim Freeman: I know it as ROCC, so, [pause] regional...
Mayor Clark: That's rural, that's the rural, uhm...
Kim Freeman: Yeah.