Interpersonal violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women and children, and the need for safe and affordable housing is one of the most pressing concerns for survivors of violence and abuse. However, many advocates find it challenging to engage with complex housing systems and provide effective advocacy at this intersection. This interactive session is designed to promote a critical conversation among attendees to inquire about needed services, challenges in their own communities and identify emerging practices.
The session will lay a foundation for understanding housing-related needs and explore strategies for providing individual and system level advocacy. Resources will also be provided on where to learn more about domestic violence, housing, and homelessness, as well as best practices and promising programs that help meet those needs. Additionally, participants will learn about the Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium – an innovative national endeavor currently underway. The Consortium, launched in 2015, provides training, technical assistance, and resource development at the critical intersection between domestic violence/sexual assault services and homeless services/housing and it is funded by a unique partnership between the US Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
- Identify the biggest challenges in providing safe housing options for survivors and children experiencing homelessness.
- Evaluate areas for improve collaboration between homeless and housing providers and victim service advocates.
- Summarize the needs of survivors and their families and explore strategies for providing individual and system level advocacy.
With a paid registration or subscription, you are free to personally listen to this webinar, as many times as you wish. You may also excerpt or cite the material following accepted conventions. However, you may not allow other individuals to listen to this webinar without their own registration or subscription.