The NTJN’s Working to End Homelessness – Best Practice Series
We are excited to announce the launch of the Working to End Homelessness: Best Practice Series! In 2011, the National Transitional Jobs Network spearheaded the Working to End Homelessness Initiative (WEH) with support from the Butler Family Fund. WEH is an effort to highlight the importance of employment in preventing and ending homelessness, identify employment best practices, and spur an ongoing policy and systems change effort. To achieve these goals, the NTJN convened a national community of practice among employment service providers who target individuals experiencing homelessness. Over the course of a year the community of practice has helped us identify best practices and policy challenges in delivering workforce solutions to homelessness.
Today we are excited to share a series of best practice briefs that support current and future implementation of employment services for individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness; raise attention and investment in employment services; foster best practice and model research; and promote systems integration efforts to support the employment needs and aspirations of these populations. The series includes briefs on:
- Service Delivery Principles and Techniques: Helping people experiencing homelessness engage in services and succeed in employment
- Populations Experiencing Homelessness: Diverse barriers to employment and how to address them
- Employment Program Components: Considerations for designing programming for people experiencing homelessness
- Employment Program Models for People Experiencing Homelessness: Different approaches to program structure
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