What We Do:
HMIS implementation presents communities with an opportunity to re-examine how homeless services are provided in their community, and to make informed decisions, and develop appropriate action steps. Because of the implementation of HMIS systems varies from community to community, examples of local implementation covering the community planning process, software selection and implementation are available from a variety of communities.
Under the direction of the Fresno Madera Continuum of Care, HMIS utilizes a computerized data collection tool designed to capture client-level information over time on the characteristics and service needs of persons experiencing homelessness. It incorporates a set of policies and procedures around client confidentiality / privacy rights, data collection, computer entry and reporting. HMIS is designed to aggregate client-level data to generate unduplicated counts of clients served in the community.