Shifting Gears - Final Evaluation Summary

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Report | January 16, 2009

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In June 2004, the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation launched the Shifting Gears Initiative: Fast Track to Housing for Bay Area Families. The grants supported a shift away from “managing” homelessness toward programs and strategies aimed at ending homelessness. As a result, providers increasingly based their service delivery on rapid re-housing principles, families had shorter stays in shelter, and many families avoided entering the homeless service system altogether.