Thanks for Celebrating with Us!

2015 Save the date

The 30th MAAC Annual Training Conference was a huge success with over 150 in attendance on September 29th, 2015 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our 30th conference – Keeping Joy Alive: Today, Tomorrow & Forever!   We hope to see you all again next year!

We would also like to thank  those who donated gifts and services to the

2015 MAAC Annual Training Conference:

Sky Zone Lees Summit

Paradise Park

Par Exsalonce

Terra Health and Wellness Market

Funky Monkey Corn Company

Elite Chiro Care

Spin

It’s a Beautiful Day

KCPL

Michelle Schmitz, certified massage therapist and volunteer with Keeler Women’s Center

2015 Kansas Housing Summit

Save the Date

The 16th Annual Statewide Summit on Homelessness and Housing

Zero 2016: Call for Action

May 13-15, 2015

Holiday Inn, Wichita East 1-35
549 S. Rock Road, Wichita Kansas

Nationwide, states and local communities have reduced the number of people experiencing chronic and veteran’s homelessness. Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition’s annual Summit will offer participants innovative and effective solutions to reach Zero by 2016.

• The Summit begins on May 13th with pre-conference workshops and a Networking Gathering from 5pm-? at Holiday Inn’s Green Mill Restaurant.

• The actual Summit begins on the 14th with a full day of presentations followed by Networking Reception in the Wichita community.

• The conference resumes on the 15th with another day of presentations.

To find out more about the conference, including how to become one of our presenters and/or a vendor, please contact: Cheryl Patrick at (785) 856-4960 , cpatrick@kshomeless.com

Online Registration is available at http://kshomeless.com/annual-summitKansas Statewide Homeless Coalition

A Great Season for Indirect Services

Many of the agencies we work with do a lot for their community during the holiday season. gifts Some of the holiday services that agencies provide are easier to record and report on than others.  Here at MAAC our goal is to make sure that each of our agencies have a way to report on all the work that they do, big and small.

Generally when a service is given to an individual or family it is applied as a service on the client’s profile. In order to do this type of data entry the agency must collect all the required information on that client including name, date of birth, ethnicity, race etc. We know that there are times when collecting this information from each client is not possible.  To accommodate these types of situations we have offered Indirect Services as an alternate place to record services.  Indirect Services allows an agency to record a service that was provided to a large group without collecting client information on each individual.  You can read more about how to use Indirect Services here.

Indirect Services is a great place to record things such as holiday meals given to a large group, a mass holiday food giveaway, or even for an event where gifts are distributed to a large group.  All these services can be recorded as Indirect Services which then allows the agency to report on it using the Service Summary Report.  Its helpful to be able to report on these types of large distributions of holiday services so that agencies can show the full scope of the work they do for their community.

If you have any questions about using Indirect Services at your agency please contact the MAAC office.