This training is designed for direct service providers, managers, and leadership at organizations moving individuals off the streets and into permanent supportive housing. It is also appropriate for others, like volunteers and community members, that organizations are relying on in their community to administer the assessment.
Expert, Iain De Jong of Org Code, Inc, will cover the VI-SPDAT assessment tool, as described below:
The Vulnerability Index-Service Prioritization and Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT) is a first-of-its-kind tool designed to fill this need, helping communities end homelessness in a quick, strategic fashion. The VI-SPDAT is designed to help you calibrate your response based on the individual, not merely the general population category into which they may fall (e.g., vulnerable, chronically homeless, etc.). This development carries forward the best learning of the Campaign that our systems must know homeless individuals personally to identify the best ways to help them escape homelessness.
Learn more at: http://100khomes.org/blog/introducing-the-vi-spdat-pre-screen-survey
When & Where
United Way of Greater Los Angeles, Home For Good
United Way of Greater Los Angeles works to permanently break the cycle of poverty for our most vulnerable neighbors: families, children, veterans and the homeless.
Our Home For Good initiative was launched in 2010 by the United Way and the LA Area Chamber of Commerce as an action plan to end homelessness, starting with Veterans and chronically homeless individuals. This effort has grown into a cross-sector collaboration of more thatn 300 organizations working on long-term solutions to homelessness. Our current efforts are centered around the following initiatives: Home For Good Funders Collaborative and the Coordinated Entry System.