Prevention and Diversion Toolkit: Community Examples and Materials

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Toolkits | March 13, 2013

This section includes materials that discuss specific communities’ models or were provided directly by communities that have implemented successful prevention and diversion programs.

Conference Presentations from “Shelter Diversion and Prevention for Families” (2013 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness)
These presentations gave examples of diversion and prevention efforts in New York City, Hennepin County/Minneapolis, and Columbus, OH, as well as some information on how these efforts are linked with the communities’ coordinated assessment processes.

Conference Presentations from “Using Diversion to Reduce Homelessness” at the 2011 National Conference on Ending Homelessness (Fairfax County, VA; Abt Associates; State of Massachusetts)
These presentations include information from communities in Massachusetts, Virginia, and Ohio that have implemented shelter diversion strategies as part of their efforts to end and prevent homelessness.

Conference Presentations from “Prevention: Targeting the Imminently Homeless” at the 2011 National Conference on Ending Homelessness (Housing Innovations, LLC; Alameda County, CA; New York City, NY)
These presentations include information from communities in New York and California, as well as a technical assistance provider, that have implemented prevention programs as part of their efforts to end and prevent homelessness.

Improving Your Prevention Targeting Efforts (National Alliance to End Homelessness; Hennepin County, MN)
This webinar from April 2011 highlights Hennepin County/Minneapolis’s efforts to improve its prevention targeting using local shelter data. Cathy ten Broeke, Director of the Office to End Homelessness, is the featured speaker.

Dudley Diversion Pilot Project Brief (One Family, Inc.)
The Dudley Diversion Pilot Project was one of the first of its kind. The pilot, based in a neighborhood in Boston Massachusetts, 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.

Have tools to add?
If your community has any assessment tools, policy documents, outcome reports, or other documents related to prevention, prevention targeting, and/or shelter diversion and would like to contribute materials to this toolkit, please send them to Kim Walker, Capacity Building Associate, at kwalker@naeh.org.

This Prevention and Diversion Toolkit contains two other sections: