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1 Working Effectively With Homeless People Who May Not Be Very Excited About Working With You

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5 We’re selling stuff people might not be ready to buy (yet!) Housing Services Appointments Treatment “Case Managers” “Disability” CHANGE!!

6 We can work to: Build & sustain client-centered relationships, based on trust, in which we help others achieve their goals over time.

7 Patience

8 CreativityCreativity

9 Listening Skills Respect

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11 Focus on Client Goals

12 Flexibility Collaboration Cultural Competency

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14 John Petroskas Outreach Worker Catholic Charities Housing First Team 612-204-8318 (office) 612-490-3634 (cell) john.petroskas@cctwincities.org

15 Advocates and Clients Who Makes More Sense?

16 ● 6 story warehouse converted into 5 floors of housing for 425+ residents, plus an administration floor ● 1,200 meals served on a daily basis ● An average housing staff to resident ratio of 50:1 ● The largest shelter in the state of Minnesota Note: All photos taken from Bing.com


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