4.5 Improving Emergency Shelter

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Conference Presentation | February 22, 2013

Files: Emergency Family Shelter in Hennepin County, MN by Lisa Thornquist (PDF | 329 KB | 11 slides) YWCA Family Center a National Model by Elfi Di Bella (PDF | 617 KB | 9 slides)

Emergency shelters have an important role to play as communities work to implement the HEARTH Act. This workshop will discuss how to improve your community’s emergency shelter system by focusing on performance measurement, reduction of entry requirements, and integration with rapid re-housing, and coordinated assessment efforts.

  • Elfi Di Bella, YWCA Columbus, Columbus, OH
  • Robert Pulster, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, Washington, DC
  • Lisa Thornquist, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN