Working with People Experiencing Homelessness
The material presented within this trainer’s guide provides a framework for content on people experiencing homelessness. Trainers are encouraged to add content to and/or revise this module to tailor the materials to their local jurisdiction and experiences within their community.
This module should be taught by one or two community members who are well-versed in local homeless issues and resources; lived experience with homelessness can be incredibly valuable. If organizations exist in your communities that advocate or assist people experiencing homelessness, it is recommended to have them speak to the class on this topic. If unable to have a guest speaker with lived experience or advocates for homelessness, please consider using the recommended video.
Time 45 minutes
Upon completing this module, participants should be able to:
Be knowledgeable of national and local statistics related to homelessness;
Understand the diverse risk factors of homelessness in America; and
Identify local resources to support people experiencing homelessness.