Home Free: Advocate Safety Protocol

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Other | February 28, 2012

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A home-based model of service delivery is common in the domestic violence field as it is in the homelessness assistance system when a household is rapidly re-housed. Before home visiting occurs with survivors of domestic violence, however, it is important to address the possible safety concerns of the program staff that will be conducting the home visits. This document, provided by Home Free, a program of Volunteers of America – Oregon, provides protocol for staff when planning and conducting a home visit, including:

  • Determining if a home visit is appropriate,
  • Properly notifying both the office and the survivor, and
  • Maintaining safety while in the home of a survivor.