Training and Technical Assistance Resource Center

CCEH provides a wide variety of training and technical assistance for organizations across Connecticut. This assistance helps build the capacity of our housing and homeless service system by working with partners and communities, from homeless service providers to state and local government entities, to develop and implement strategies that promote best practices in Housing First and build CT’s capacity to end homelessness.

From system-wide to program-specific, CCEH facilitates and organizes the planning processes to address the challenges and barriers that stand in the way of this progress toward ending homelessness. Training and technical assistance has not only been part of making the system stronger through capacity building, system development, and promoting best practices, but it has helped develop the housing community’s strong, unanimous voice in local and state advocacy. Our technical assistance and trainings range from preparing an entire community to optimize their capacity to address homelessness to working with a small group of providers to address their needs and challenges for their region.

Click here to visit our resource library with many of the training information and technical assistance resources mentioned below.

Our technical assistance is delivered in the form of:

Training and Webinars: Statewide or organization tailored trainings are frequently organized throughout the state of Connecticut on a wide range of topic, from Shelter Diversion Trainings to LGBTQ Fair Housing.  Many of these trainings as well as additional topics are also offered as webinars, which are offered throughout the year and recorded to be available online. Webinars are an easily accessible way for CCEH to reach across the state on topics that range from current events in homelessness to strengthening your organizations data and honing their voice in advocacy. These webinars are often panels which feature leaders from many other sectors and organizations to discuss upcoming changes or host trainings on best practices. You can see a list of some of our more recent trainings below with their related materials.

The Annual Training Institute(ATI):  This 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, national and state-level policy, and changes in major systems as they relate to ending homelessness.

Task Forces & Collaboratives: CCEH has been part of the formation of task forces and collaboratives aimed to bring together a wide variety of leaders and organizations from across Connecticut to efficiently work on specific issues or goal. Collaboratives and more regular meeting bring together those state and local government officials, homeless and housing providers, and other advocates to be at the table to discuss systemic challenges and explore strategies for solutions. From monthly collaboratives for frequent information sharing and problem solving to one-time asset mapping events, CCEH brings partners together from across the region.

Materials: CCEH helps to develop and distribute a variety of materials which can be found throughout the site on the subjects. These materials include one-pagers providing information on concepts relating to Landlord Recruitment, power point templates for organizations to adapt for their agency or region to strengthen their advocacy efforts,  best-practices guides on data collection or Shelter Diversion, or asset maps comprised of many resources. These materials are made accessible throughout the CCEH website as well as on affiliated sites such as youth-help.org, shared with partners throughout the state, and spread through our newsletters and social media.

One-on-One Provider Assistance: Personal contact with providers via phone and email to trouble shoot and help them position themselves and their organization toward best practices to end homelessness through their programs and policy.

Technical assistance and training runs throughout the branches of CCEH, from data, advocacy, and programs. There are trainings, materials, and other assistance available to your organization across the state. Please contact Sarah Chess, Training and Communication Coordinator, at schess@cceh.org to request a training or discuss technical assistance for you or your team.