Serving Domestic Violence Survivors throughout the Homeless Assistance System

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Conference Presentation | August 1, 2013

Files: Serving Domestic Violence Survivors throughout the Homeless Assistance System Working Group Questions (PDF | 232 KB | 4 slides) Serving Domestic Violence Survivors throughout the Homeless Assistance System by Kimberly Walker (PDF | 938 KB | 15 slides)

This pre-conference session will help communities piece together how they can effectively and safely serve domestic violence survivors in the homeless assistance system. It will examine strategies to address survivors’ specificneeds: during intake and assessment; through interim and permanent housing
location and placement; and via voluntary service provision and partnerships with domestic violence providers. Participants will also learn how to integrate domestic violence providers into community homeless assistance and CoC governance structures. The session will include presentations on each of these topics as well as community work time and discussion with experts on how to implement the suggested strategies.The intended audience for this preconference session is stakeholders involved with homeless assistance systems and CoC governance, homeless assistance providers, and domestic violence service providers. Multiple representatives from each community are invited to attend.

  • Shakeita Boyd, District Alliance for Safe Housing, Washington, DC
  • Kris Billhardt, Volunteers of America – Oregon HOME Free,
  • Portland, OR
  • Kimberly Walker, National Alliance to End Homelessness,
  • Washington, DC
  • Maria Williams, Lifewire, Bellevue, WA