Coordinated Entry

Coordinated Entry in the River Valleys CoC Region is a collaborative initiative designed to create a more effective and efficient homeless response system.  A coordinated entry system is defined as a coordinated process designed to coordinate program participant intake, assessment, and provision of referrals, which covers the entire geographic area. It must be easily accessed by individuals and families seeking housing or services, well-advertised, and include a comprehensive and standardized assessment tool.

Coordinated Entry Toolkit

Policies and Procedures

River Valleys CoC Coordinated Entry System-Policies and Procedures

Minnesota Statewide Coordinated Entry System Policies and Procedures Framework

Agency Participation

Coordinated Entry System Partner Agreement

Program Eligibility Addendum

Link for VI-SPADAT Training

VI-SPADAT Training Verification Form

Required Forms

Assessor Script

Access Site Script

Step 1 and Step 2 Assessments

River Valleys Coordinated Entry System Participant Notice and Consent for Release of Information (12/19/16)

Minnesota's HMIS Data Privacy Notice

VI-SPDAT Single (11/3/15)

F-VI-SPDAT Family (11/3/15)

TAY-VI-SPDAT Youth (11/3/15)

River Valleys Coordinated Entry Receipt

Contact Log

RV Participant Card

Additional Resources

River Valleys Coordinated Entry System (CES) Access Points (01/18/2018)

Weekly Q&A Calls: Agencies participating in Coordinated Entry are invited to weekly conference calls on Friday at 9:00AM to troubleshoot issues and do limited case conferencing. Contact Katherine Cross for details.  Submit a question or concern about the Coordinated Entry System via online form.   

HMIS Instructional Videos (from ICA)

Region Map

Homeless Response Teams

Homeless Response Teams provide an efficient and complete network of service to participants in need. Additionally, they serve as a resource for:

  • Community education about housing and homeless issues
  • Advocacy in seeking additional funding resources and services for the homeless population
  • Data collection and needs assessments for specific grant opportunities, the Wilder Survey and HUD's Point-in-Time Count

Homeless Response Teams consist of service providers including but not limited to the local  Community Action Agency, the county social services, the Housing and Re-Development Authority, mental health service providers, the Salvation Army, church representatives, shelter representatives, transitional and permanent supportive housing representatives, advocates for victims of domestic violence, Public Health, etc.

SE MN Continuum of Care Region County Homeless Response Teams Contacts