In early June, the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative (BHHI), housed at the University of California San Francisco, released a groundbreaking report on the characteristics and causes of homelessness in California. The report, which was principally authored by Dr. Margot […]
This course (through the Alliance’s Center for Learning) introduces the principles of trauma-informed care and discusses strategies for applying it in the homeless response sector. Low enrollment fee; discounts available.
Homelessness itself is a traumatizing experience. Add COVID-19 to the picture, and it should be readily apparent that we urgently need to connect people experiencing homelessness to both housing and behavioral health supports. Research has shown that the pandemic, coupled with the related economic downturn, has negatively impacted people’s mental health and created new […]
There are particular laws and policies that explicitly target and harm people experiencing homelessness. These include camping bans, sit/stand ordinances, and the plethora of other “quality of life” laws. These laws criminalize the state of being homeless. They saddle people […]
Over the last several years, there has been a growing understanding that health and homelessness are closely connected. Not only do we recognize that homelessness is associated with countless health vulnerabilities, but we also realize that lack of healthcare access […]