Improving Safety and Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence


Conference Presentation | July 16, 2012

Files: Improving Safety and Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence (PPT | 858 KB | 49 slides)

Survivors of domestic violence move in and out of the homelessness system, sometimes unidentified as survivors. While they are receiving housing assistance and a vaariety of services, this assistance may not be responsive to their unique needs and the trauma they have experienced. This pre-conference session is intended for homeless service providers who are interested in more effectively addressing the needs of survivors in their housing programs. The session, sponsored by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, will address increasing safety for survivors, best practices for case managers, and developing successful partnerships that benefit survivors.

The powerpoint presentations for this workshop are available for download above.


  • Kris Billhardt, Volunteers of America - Oregon, Portland, OR
  • Shakeita Boyd, District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH), Washington, DC
  • Melissa Erlbaum, Clackamas Women's Services, Oregon City, OR
  • Anna Melbin, Full Frame Initiative, Yarmouth, ME Linda Olsen, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV), Seattle, WA
  • Meg Rogers, Cherokee Family Violence Center, Canton, GA