How to Be an Awesome Shelter – DallasMarch 23 - 24, 2017
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is partnering with OrgCode to offer a special learning opportunity – How to Be an Awesome Shelter – a learning clinic that will provide 1.5 days of intensive instruction and interaction. This Learning Clinic is a deep-dive into:
- Ensuring your shelter is housing-focused;
- Connecting your shelter to the broader of system of care and coordinated entry;
- Implementing diversion and prevention that works;
- Moving from charitable approaches of shelter delivery to professional approaches that focus on the use of data, program improvement, and core competencies of staff;
- Practicing trauma-informed shelter and practicing harm reduction within shelter;
- Establishing appropriate expectations rather that enforcing social control;
- Needs of subpopulations within shelter – and special sheltering for subpopulations;
- Ensuring you have solid policies and procedures to guide your shelter operation;
- How shelters help end homelessness.
How to Be an Awesome Shelter is being offered twice (same material, two different locations and dates):
*Americans are welcome to attend the session in Edmonton and Canadians are welcome to attend the session in Dallas. The sessions are identical.
The cost is $400 (US) but you can receive a 15% discount by using promo code AWESOME – and a block of rooms has been reserved at each of the Learning Clinic hotels. You will see instructions for that when you register.
What you will get at the Learning Clinic:
- Main currents of thought and practice in effective sheltering from leaders in the field – the Capacity Building staff at the Alliance and leaders from OrgCode;
- Sheltering self-assessment;
- Sample diversion script and work flow steps;
- Sample policies and procedures for low-barrier shelter;
- Sample job descriptions and interview questions;
- Sample shelter expectations for guests;
- Sample dashboard and data capture for monitoring shelter operations;
- Case studies of shelters that have made effective change and how they did it;
- Everything you need to implement change in your shelter!