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Best Practices in Emergency Shelter Workshop

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South Seattle College - Georgetown Campus (Room C122)

6737 Corson Avenue S

Seattle, WA 98108

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Audience: Executive and Program Directors, case managers, and other front line shelter staff

Emergency shelters play a critical role in ending homelessness. Emergency shelter practices impact who is able to access services and housing, the length of time households experience homelessness, as well as how many people return to permanent housing. This training delivered by national experts from the National Alliance to End Homelessness focuses on how emergency shelters can align with a Housing First approach, lower barriers to entry, and develop programmatic practices that support clients exiting back to housing more quickly so that they do not return to homelessness. Through a mix of presentation, activities, and group work, participants will be asked to think critically about their role in the homelessness system and evaluate how their policies and procedures help or hinder quick exits to permanent housing. Participants will gain an understanding of the five key elements of effective emergency shelter practices:

  • Housing First approach;
  • Immediate and Easy Access to shelter;
  • Housing-focused services;
  • Rapid exits to housing; and
  • Measuring outcomes to improve performance.

Participants will leave with the tools to create action plans on how to transition their shelters to include these keys to operating emergency shelters.

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South Seattle College - Georgetown Campus (Room C122)

6737 Corson Avenue S

Seattle, WA 98108

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