3What has Changed in Homeless Services in Recent Years? Just about everything!Housing First- Permanent Supportive Housing and Rapid RehousingMotivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, etc.Coordinated Entry and the VI-SPDATHealth Reform and Medi-Cal EnrollmentHousing for Health
4How do Providers Stay Current and/or Deepen their Knowledge? Travel to the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference in D.C.Attend the San Gabriel Valley Annual Conference (great choice!)Participate in the UHHP Homeless Services Case Management Institute
5Who is UHHP?A homeless provider network of 375 members across Los AngelesOur mission is to:Advocate for more funding for homeless services;Support policy advocacy related to health care and housing; andProvide training, as needed, to homeless providers based on requests.The Case Management Institute has been under development for several years in response to agency request for training.
6What is the Homeless Services Case Management Institute (CMI)? 10-month learning program for all levels of case managers.Cohort-based learning experienced, designed to support collaboration and co-learning across agencies.10 module program, with a new topic/module per month.Blended learning program that combines online training, videos and readings with monthly classroom-based trainings.
7Learning ObjectivesDemonstrate a strengths-based approach to case management with homeless and previously homeless clients; Develop and implement an individual development plan that focuses on building on areas of strength and addressing areas of need; andDemonstrate the advantages of case coordination and support between case managers and other colleagues with different life and educational experiences;
8Who is this program for?(1) the small or new nonprofit agency that wants to advance the skills of its case managers.(2) the paraprofessional, independent learner who wants further knowledge in homeless services, perhaps for college credit, by participating in a certification training program;(3) the licensed professional that wants to gain competence in homeless services by taking individual modules, perhaps for continuing education units (CEUs);(4) Providers that want to achieve the United Way’s Standards of Excellence designation.Sherrill – 80-85% success rateNo mail box – disconnect, may get mail somewhere else & miss appts. & deadlines
9Learning Modules Landscape of Homelessness in Los Angeles County Homeless Services Case Management Core FunctionsCultural Competency & EthicsHomeless Services Case Management Effective PracticesHousingMainstream Benefits & System NavigationHealth: Medical, Mental Health, & Substance UseEducation, Employment, & Life SkillsViolence & IncarcerationDocumentation, Data, & Data Management
10Training Dates and Timing The monthly meetings of CMI participants are scheduled for the last Friday of each month, beginning with an orientation on February 28th at LAHSA.In-person trainings will be either half-day or the whole day in length, during normal business hours.The online training can be completed at any time, day or night, based on individual preference.
11Program Development Program Development Advisory Team This training program was designed under the guidance of experienced homeless case managers, other service providers, and advocates, representing the thought leaders in homeless services in Los Angeles County. These include…
12Program Development Advisory Group Doug Bond Amity FoundationRose Liu United Homeless Healthcare PartnersMichael Nailat United Way/Home for GoodDenise Cornelius Weingart Center AssociationShannon Parker US VetsElena Fiallo United Homeless Healthcare PartnersMonica Quezada Homeless Health Care Los AngelesPeggy Edwards United Homeless Healthcare PartnersAlan Richards Amity FoundationJoAnn Hemstreet Homeless Health Care Los AngelesLeepi Shimkhada Los Angeles County Dept. of Health ServicesGina Jones LA Christian Health CentersDorene Toutant Hollywood Community Housing Corp.Veronica Lewis Special Services for GroupsSieglinde von Deffner LAMP
13Cost & Registration Information The cost of the 10 months of training is $750.UHHPLA.org/TrainingFor more information, please contact: Leslie Clarke at or visit Elena
14FAQs No scholarships are available at this time (sorry!) The modules are not offered individually at this time, but may next year.An abbreviated course is not available.A limited number of slots are available at this time, so register ASAP if you want to get into this cohort.