Wednesday, February 11, 2009


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What is TBIN?

The Tampa Bay Information Network (TBIN) is a web-based community client data system. TBIN is used to aid agencies providing services and clients accessing services at a homeless shelters, medical assistance agency, mental health provider, outreach program, etc. TBIN is all inclusive case management system that aids Network Partners is counting client successes, uniquely identifying clients in programs, more quickly providing client services, and reporting on client success. Additionally, TBIN helps providers manage their housing occupancy, rapidly check in clients into their services, and provide a basic local ID card for clients in the TBIN system. Finally, the TBIN system contains over 5000 community providers used to make client referrals and maintained by 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares staff.

Administered by 211 Tampa Bay Cares since 2003, the TBIN system is being used by more than 100 programs in Pinellas County to accurately count the clients accessing their services. 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares provides training and technical support to its Network Partners who are entering data into the TBIN system and interested in reporting on their clients progress. The aggregate data is shared with local Network Partners, collaborative planning bodies, and local, statewide, and Federal funding entities.

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