Alliance Online News: New Toolkit on Re-Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence

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Newsletters | March 13, 2012

March 13, 2012    

ISSUES  \|  POLICY  \|  SOLUTIONS  \|  NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Anna Blasco

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Toolkit on Rapid Re-Housing for Survivors, Upcoming Webinar

The Alliance has released a toolkit designed to help communities effectively rapidly re-house survivors of domestic violence. The toolkit includes a detailed presentation on the basics of rapid re-housing and adaptations to the model that are necessary to provide survivors with the safety and stability they need. This toolkit was developed with Catalyst Consulting and Training, Clackamas Women's Services, the District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH), Home Free (a Volunteers of America - Oregon program), and the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV).

Rapid Re-housing for Survivors Toolkit

Two webinars will be held in conjunction with the release of this toolkit. Newly announced is a webinar the Alliance is co-sponsoring with DASH and WSCADV on Thursday, March 29 at 3:00 pm ET, "Homelessness Prevention for Survivors of Domestic Violence." The second in a series of webinars on preventing and ending homelessness for survivors, it will feature Peg Hacskaylo, Executive Director of DASH, and Linda Olsen, Housing Program Coordinator at WSCADV. The first webinar of the series, "Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence" will take place this Thursday, March 15 at 3:00 pm ET.

Prevention for Survivors Webinar

Housing for Survivors Webinar

 



Hill Update


VA's work to end homelessness among veterans is also expected to be discussed during the March 15 hearing by the Senate Military Construction - Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee about VA's fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget proposal. Secretary Shinseki and other VA officials will be witnesses and will speak to the funding levels requested by the President for VA programs.

House in Recess
The House of Representatives is in recess this week, they will return next Monday, March 19.

Upcoming Webinar: An Emerging Framework for Ending Youth Homelessness


San Jose 2011 Count of Homeless Youth

The City of San Jose in Santa Clara County, California, in partnership with nonprofit homeless research specialist Applied Survey Research (ASR), has adopted specialized strategies to include youth in its biennial Point-In-Time (PIT) count. This new strategy is outlined in the 2011 City of San Jose Homeless Census and Survey Jurisdictional report. This effort began after local homeless youth and youth advocates argued that traditional PIT count strategies were failing to identify young people, leading to a consistent undercount of homeless youth in the community. Using new approaches, San Jose completed its most recent count in 2011, identifying 601 unaccompanied homeless youth age 24 and under, which is well over the 373 youth counted in 2009. Unaccompanied youth represented 15 percent of the city's total homeless population. The Alliance recently published a brief which discusses the methodology, volunteer recruitment and training, and lessons learned.
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