Diversion is a service that helps families or individuals who seek shelter find immediate alternatives and, if necessary, connect them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing and to avoid or shorten the time spent in shelter. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, communities are successfully rehousing families quickly and at a minimal cost with impressive results.
Annual Training Institute: May 8
CCEH invites you to “Home, HEARTH and Health — Working Together to End Homelessness,” the 2014 Annual Training Institute (ATI), taking place on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT.
The ATI is Connecticut’s premier capacity-building event for organizations working to prevent and end homelessness. At this event, CCEH provides training and information on best practices, information on policy changes at the national and state levels, and updates on major system changes (like healthcare reform) as they relate to ending homelessness.
Katharine Gale, former U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) Policy Director and Independent Consultant, spoke on ending homelessness. The HEARTH Act directs communities to bring homeless programs — from emergency shelters to transitional housing programs and permanent supportive housing — together into a single system with Coordinated Access and a shared set of outcomes.