Housing Focused Sheltering – Part 1
Shelters are a critical part of the crisis response system, and when operated effectively have a strong housing orientation which have the shortest possible lengths of stay and the least number returns to shelter in the future possible. This training focuses on transforming shelters as a critical part of ending homelessness when they have a strong housing orientation. From intake procedures to staff engagement strategies; rules to barring practices; built form considerations to approaches to housing engagement that aim to increase efficiencies, reduce trauma to shelter guests, and increase positive exits to permanent housing solutions. Intended audience is anyone providing emergency sheltering within the community.