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21st May
2012
written by Sam Batko

This coming July, the Alliance’s National Conference on Ending Homelessness to be held in Washington, DC, will feature a variety of workshops that are designed to help domestic violence service providers find ways to better meet the housing needs of survivors in their programs as well as help homeless service provides better provide safety and services to survivors in their housing programs.

To kick off the conference, the Alliance is hosting a pre-conference session that is intended for homeless service providers who are interested in more effectively addressing the needs of survivors in their housing programs.  The session will address increasing safety for survivors, best practices for case managers, and developing successful partnerships that benefit survivors.  Speakers in the session will be from domestic violence programs that successfully implement a variety of housing models and are experts in adapting those housing models to survivors.  While preregistration for this session is not required, we are asking that interested persons email their intent to attend this preconference session to Samantha Batko at sbatko@naeh.org so that we can track anticipated attendance.

Additionally, throughout the conference, participants will find content on better serving survivors in a number of sessions, including, but not limited to those focusing on:

  • Successful partnerships between domestic violence serving agencies, homelessness assistance programs, and employment programs,
  • Overarching strategies for ending family homelessness and rapid re-housing for survivors,
  • Research on homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing,
  • Development of and implementation of a coordinated entry system,
  • Landlord engagement and rental assistance stratagies,
  • Using a voluntary services model, and
  • Partnering with public housing authorities to end homelessness.

These workshops and other content of survivors of domestic violence are strategically placed throughout the conference to allow attendees to attend as many sessions on survivors as possible.  This will truly be a conference not to be missed for anyone working to end homelessness for survivors of domestic violence in their community.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The early registration rate for the conference is only available online until  10am EST on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.  Or, you may mail in your registration form postmarked by Wednesday, May 30, 2012.

Image courtesy of  NoVa Hokie.

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