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Emergency Shelter Bunkbeds Advancing the Role of Emergency Shelter in Ending Homelessness is a Course

Advancing the Role of Emergency Shelter in Ending Homelessness

Sep 14 - Sep 13, 2021

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Full course description

COURSE BEGINS: SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 A five-part series on advancing the role of emergency shelter in ending homelessness is designed for Emergency Shelter Providers and Continuum of Care stakeholders.  The series will include live webcasts every Thursday at 1:00PM Eastern Daylight Time by Alliance staff and emergency shelter providers who have seen success after adopting a low-barrier, housing focused model. The five webcasts will provide an in-depth review of the five-key element of effective shelter, and how to begin implementing change.

At the end of the successful completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the role of shelter in a crisis response system and how  shelter can positively impact overall system performance outcomes.
  • Be able to assess how your shelter currently aligns with the key elements to effective shelter.
  • Be able  to implement the key elements by developing goals, action plans, and a timeline to shift to a low or lower-barrier, housing-focused, shelter model.
  • Be able to identify and begin tracking critical metrics for change
  • Be able to establish benchmarks to improve the critical performance outcomes.

Along with weekly live webcasts, this course includes weekly office hours with Alliance staff, assignments, quizzes, discussion, optional reading, and supplemental resources. Live webcasts will be recorded and made available for later viewing.

Course Details:

  • No prior knowledge of topic required to enroll in the program.
  • Can access courses from smartphone, tablet, and desktop.
  • Participants will have one year from enrollment to access the program.
  • Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course (CEU's are not provided).

This course is capped at the first 150 enrollments. A waiting list will be provided for a course offered in the near future.