Massachusetts Dudley Diversion Project


Best Practice | March 19, 2009

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The Dudley Diversion Pilot Project was one of the first of its kind. The pilot, based in a neighborhood in Boston, MA, was focused on figuring out alternative options for families seeking emergency shelter. This brief describes the project, reviews its funding mechanisms and activities, and provides an overview of its outcomes.

The Dudley Diversion Project was a collaboration between several service-providing organizations and the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA). The purpose of this two-month pilot was to test the use of a diversion intervention for families seeking shelter at DTA’s Dudley Square office.