The Consultation and Technical Assistance program at DESC represents over 30 years of accumulated wisdom and strategies developed to address the most vulnerable and most difficult to serve chronically homeless populations.
As a tenet of the DESC mission to end homelessness, staff embrace the belief that information sharing among peer agencies will result in improved services, greater housing success, and a more rapid end to homelessness nationwide. A curriculum based on specific Housing First principles and evidence based approaches to ending homelessness have been designed to help others communities achieve the comparable levels of success which characterize DESC programs.
Among the training and consultation services offered by DESC are:
- One-on-one on-site consultation services
- Intensive residential institutes
- On-line learning opportunities
- Staff shadowing and peer learning
- Vulnerability Assessment Tool training
Rates are based on a sliding fee scale. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DESC and NYC's Pathways to Housing presented the first ever national Housing First Partners' Conference in New Orleans, LA on March 21-23, 2012. The conference was attended by over 650 service providers, federal, state and local government officials, researchers, advocates, trainers, peers and thought leaders engaged in ending homelessness through here.. Watch a 4-minute video of highlights from the New Orleans conference and download 2012 session presentations
SAVE THE DATE!
Following the success of the 2012 Housing First Partners' Conference, DESC and NYC's Pathways to Housing are preparing for the next Housing First Partners' Conference scheduled next Spring in Chicago, IL, March 11-15, 2014. More details soon.
If you would like to be informed of plans for future Housing First Partners Conferences, please email email@example.com.