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Advanced Concepts in Coordinated Access and Common Assessment

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Designed as a 90 or 180 minute workshop (depending on basic knowledge) to identify approaches to prioritization through centralized and decentralized designs for providing access to shelters and housing, including housing with supports.

A Week of Meaningful Daily Activities Worksheet

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FREE DOWNLOAD

A tool for structuring and promoting proactive involvement in activities that bring program participants fulfilment and happiness.  This tool is integrated as part of the Excellence in Housing-Based Case Management training series.

Affordable Housing Strategy

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At OrgCode, we can help your community develop a comprehensive, realistic, and effective strategy to ensure an adequate supply of affordable housing, whether over a five- or ten-year time frame.

Assertive Engagement Training

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Designed as a 180 minute training outlining the essential elements of Assertive Engagement and how it relates to change-talk, the most common defences put forward by program participants to resist change, how to discuss and deconstruct various defences, and assist the program participant consider new information or an alternate point of view.

Basics of Coordinated Access and Common Assessment

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Designed as a 90 minute workshop to outline the basic elements of a coordinated access and common assessment approach for housing and homelessness programs.

Chronic Homelessness Costs Calculator

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Managing chronic homelessness is expensive. The actual cost is difficult to know, however, because the demands are spread across multiple services. Homelessness is paid for in the budgets of shelters, emergency rooms, ambulances, and police services. OrgCode Consulting, Inc. has built a community cost estimator that combines the best available evidence on the service patterns of ...

Community Conversation About Ending Homelessness

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New regulations across the United States and Canada, as well as emerging best practices, are prompting communities to rethink their approach to homelessness.  Traditionally, most communities are great at managing homelessness, but ending homelessness requires a fundamental shift in thinking and approach.

Creating the Narrative of Your Success

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Designed as a 180-minute workshop, this session outlines the basics of performance data and then helps non-data geeks find their inner nerd and learn how to use those data points to create a convincing narrative of what programs/organizations/communities are aiming to achieve and how they are doing relative to that vision.

Crisis Plan Worksheet

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A tool for proactively preparing people for possible crises in their lives, and ensuring they have an active voice in the care that ensues – as best as possible. This tool is integrated as part of the Excellence in Housing-Based Case Management training series.

Cultivating Emerging Leaders in the Non-Profit Sector

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Intended for people newly in supervisory/management positions, or people where the potential to be in the positions within the next 18 months has been identified, this full day workshop introduces participants to core elements of successful management and leadership, and helps people take an inventory of their strengths and potential to provide leadership while also ...

Diversion 101

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Designed as a two hour workshop, this session outlines how Diversion is a type of service (not the absence of a service), the nine critical steps and questions for a successful diversion process, how to structure a diversion narrative, and the resources that may be considered locally to advance Diversion objectives.

Effective Exit Planning Worksheet

Free

A tool for helping prepare individuals and families that have been part of support programs in decreasing and then ceasing their involvement with the supports, while promoting ongoing housing stability. This tool is integrated as part of the Excellence in Housing-Based Case Management training series.

 

Excellence in Housing Based Case Management

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A full day training on what housing-based case managers need to know and practice in order to be effective in keeping people with moderate or higher acuity housed. Included is an outline of the 5 Essential and Sequential Elements to Housing Stability, crisis planning, non-judgemental practice, providing supports with a harm reduction orientation, establishing the first...

Funders and Ending Homelessness

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Designed as a half day workshop and training, the purpose is to help funders – especially multiple funders in the same community – understand how to strategically consider funding approaches that maximize impact and reduce reinforcing approaches that do not work effectively.

Guest Policy

Free

This tool is intended to help the client define who can visit, when, and who is responsible for the actions of guests. As with many of our tools, this tool in intended to give the client a voice in their living situation, and clients should be encouraged to take ownership of their guest policy. This tool is integrated as part of the Excellence in Housing-Based Case Management training series.

Honest Monthly Budget Worksheet

Free

A tool for helping formerly homeless people with moderate and higher acuity think about money management in a pragmatic, non-judgemental manner. This tool is integrated as part of the Excellence in Housing-Based Case Management training series.

Housing Crisis Response Study

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Often, communities are unsure whether their housing crisis response system is functioning efficiently, or where room for improvement could be. OrgCode has extensive experience with housing crisis response systems of all types across North America and even Australia.

Housing First 101

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Offered as a stand-alone 90 minute session or as part of the Excellence in Housing-Based Case Management training, this training outlines what Housing First is (and is not), the service orientation necessary to deliver a true Housing First program (and how that differs from dominant practices in many communities), and what it means to function as a Housing First System.

Housing First 201

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This 180 minute session gets into the nuts and bolts of operationalizing a Housing First approach, providing a framework for measuring if what is being done meets the requirements of Housing First, the core competencies of practitioners involved in delivering Housing First services, and the main currents of thought and practice in Housing First delivery.

Housing First Boot Camp

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“Housing First’ is an oft-used, but grossly misused phrase. This training is intended for frontline staff that would be involved in the delivery of Housing First supports, along with their supervisors. Organizations not directly involved in supporting people in housing are welcome to attend to understand how exactly the Housing First intervention works. We like to begin with a one-day intensive...

Housing Forecast Model

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A proprietary model that incorporates two dozen data variables to create scenarios of the amount and affordability of housing that a community will require over the next five to ten years.

How to Create an Integrated Crisis Service Response

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Offered as a half day or full day workshop, this session is designed to help communities think through innovative solutions to the most complex and visible social issues such as better serving people that have regular conflict with law enforcement, persons sometimes labeled as “chronic inebriates”, and persons with behaviours that can disturb the reasonable enjoyment...

Improving Case Management through the SPDAT

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Designed for practitioners that are already trained on the SPDAT, this full day session teaches participants how to maximize the information gleaned from the SPDAT and the structure of the SPDAT to improve case management practice, improve case planning with participants, and for measuring outcomes.

Improving Performance Management

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This 180 minute training session outlines the fundamentals of an holistic approach to performance management (not just measurement) with an emphasis on how to use evaluation and coaching to create shared practice goals and a sense of shared achievement to standards.

Improving Supports in Housing

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With a focus on assisting practitioners that are already supporting people that are housed (and not housed specifically through a homeless program) this one day workshop adjusts many of the same techniques and practices used in the Excellence in Housing Based Case Management session to better support existing tenants.

Leadership in Ending Homelessness

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Designed as a one day interactive training and workshop for people in supervisory, management, director or executive leadership positions within their organization, this program helps leaders identify her/his natural leadership style and situate that relative to her/his management style, help understand how to constructively lead people towards intended organization and program...

Mapping Services

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Visualizing geographic data is an important tool in human services. Every event happens somewhere, and often plotting these events on a map assists with the realization that the geography has an impact on service delivery. Our team is trained in the use of Geographic Information Systems, a powerful tool for analyzing spatial relationships between data.

Maximizing the Awesomeness of Your Board

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Designed as a full day workshop with Board members and the senior management of an organization, the purpose is to ensure alignment between the direction of the organization and the mission, vision and values of the board, taking into consideration innovative models of leadership and accountability, and sharing what evidence demonstrates are tell-tale signs...

Motivational Interviewing for Housing Support Practitioners

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Designed as a full day training to teach experienced practitioners improved approaches to engaging with people using motivational interviewing techniques to better help people stay housed and focus on areas of attention that are more likely to support housing stability.

Objective-Based Interactions

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Designed as a 90 minute training that assists anybody in a supporting role to get the most out of interactions with people they are assisting, focusing on an outcome orientation to the interactions that are linked to broader client goals, and which are measurable.

Organizing Your Community into Service Delivery Sectors

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Ensuring there are understood and effective service targets are necessary for there to be a coherent service delivery system in any community, and this three hour session is designed to help communities organize their thinking and funding objectives into a service context with clearly understood approaches to identifying problems to be mitigated, articulating preferred service delivery models, and naming the indicators and outcomes sought.

Outcome Driven Contracts and Outcome Based Budgets for Non-Profits & Funders

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Offered as a 90 minute or 180 minute session, this training outlines the essential elements of Outcome-Driven and Outcome-Based approaches to service delivery and then situates both non-profits and funder expectations within these approaches and how both need to be situated in a particular manner to thrive and for the approaches to work.

Plan to End Homelessness

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Ending homelessness does not mean managing homelessness. Or reducing homelessness. It means developing an integrated system of housing and services that focus on permanent and stable housing outcomes. Creating such a system requires a plan. We will work with your community to identify system improvements that deliver the right intervention, to the person, at the right time. Recognizing...

Point in Time (PIT) Homeless Count

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A Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count is a snapshot of homelessness that captures numbers and basic demographics of persons experiencing homelessness at a single point in time. Persons enumerated are those staying in emergency shelters, safe houses, jails and remand facilities, detox programs, and those staying outdoors in parks, on the streets, and in other public areas.

Principles That Inform Work

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Designed as a three hour workshop, this high tempo session uses structured, advanced and proven techniques to help a broad range of community members identify the key beliefs that serve as the foundation for their service delivery system, and uses an accelerated public decision-making process to have people exit the session with 5-10 agreed upon principles to inform their work moving forward.

Quality of Life Indicators Survey

Free

This short survey is intended to help assess changes in quality of life among clients who were homeless and have since been housed.

Readiness Ruler Worksheet

Free

A tool for helping clients to focus on making positive change in their lives. This tool is integrated as part of the Excellence in Housing-Based Case Management training series.

Reducing Harm and Promoting Wellness

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Offered as a half day or full day training and workshop, this session covers theory and practice in understanding how harm can be reduced and wellness can be promoted for people experiencing compromised mental wellness, people involved in sex work, and/or, people that use alcohol or other drugs. The learning is put within a context of housing and...

Risk Assessment and Minimization Workbook

Free

A tool for understanding how best to support program participants through processes, technology or people if risks are identified to the person, to her/his supports, or to the broader community. This tool is integrated as part of the Excellence in Housing-Based Case Management training series.

Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT)

Free

SINGLE

The SPDAT is an evidence-informed approach to assessing an individual’s or family’s acuity. The tool, across multiple components, prioritizes who to serve next and why, while concurrently identifying the areas in the person/family’s life where support is most likely necessary in order to avoid housing instability.

Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT)

Free

FAMILY

The SPDAT is an evidence-informed approach to assessing an individual’s or family’s acuity. The tool, across multiple components, prioritizes who to serve next and why, while concurrently identifying the areas in the person/family’s life where support is most likely necessary in order to avoid housing instability.

Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT)

Free

YOUTH

The SPDAT is an evidence-informed approach to assessing an individual’s or family’s acuity. The tool, across multiple components, prioritizes who to serve next and why, while concurrently identifying the areas in the person/family’s life where support is most likely necessary in order to avoid housing instability.

Solution-Focused Conversations

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Designed as a 90 minute training, this session helps support workers identify action steps and remediation measures to avoid having people they support get stuck on barriers.

SPDAT Training Level 0: VI-SPDAT for Frontline Workers

Free

This course outlines how to complete the Vulnerability Index-Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT), as created and owned by Community Solutions and OrgCode Consulting, Inc...

SPDAT Training Level 1: SPDAT for Frontline Workers

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The SPDAT is an evidence-informed approach to assessing an individual’s or family’s acuity. The tool, across multiple components, prioritizes who to serve next and why, while concurrently identifying the areas in the person/family’s life where support is most likely necessary in order to avoid housing instability. Training on the tool requires one day.

SPDAT Training Level 2: SPDAT for Supervisors

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When a community is using the SPDAT on the frontline level, there is an opportunity for supervisors to maximize the information from the tool to create a coherent professional development plan, support a community of practice, improve coaching practices, and better report out on what is being achieved by participants in the program.

SPDAT Training Level 3: SPDAT for Trainers

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Any community that has actively used the SPDAT for at least three months can identify people locally to become trainers themselves on the SPDAT. This approach ensures ongoing sustainability of the tool.

Support in Domains Workbook

Free

Three tools in one that focus on using the SPDAT for goal setting, both for clients and case workers. This tool is integrated as part of the Excellence in Housing-Based Case Management training series.

Team Leaders: Strategies for Effectiveness

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Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Prescreen Tool (VI-SPDAT)

Free

SINGLE

The VI-SPDAT helps identify who should be recommended for each housing and support intervention, moving the discussion from simply who is eligible for a service intervention to who is eligible and in greatest need of that intervention. While the SPDAT is an assessment tool, the VI-SPDAT is a survey that anyone could complete, to help prioritize clients.

Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Prescreen Tool (VI-SPDAT)

Free

FAMILY

The VI-SPDAT helps identify who should be recommended for each housing and support intervention, moving the discussion from simply who is eligible for a service intervention to who is eligible and in greatest need of that intervention. While the SPDAT is an assessment tool, the VI-SPDAT is a survey that anyone could complete, to help prioritize clients.

Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Prescreen Tool (VI-SPDAT)

Free

YOUTH

The VI-SPDAT helps identify who should be recommended for each housing and support intervention, moving the discussion from simply who is eligible for a service intervention to who is eligible and in greatest need of that intervention. While the SPDAT is an assessment tool, the VI-SPDAT is a survey that anyone could complete, to help prioritize clients.

Weekly Case Review Worksheet

Free

This worksheet helps case managers and team leaders stay up to date when discussing caseloads. This tool is integrated as part of the Excellence in Housing-Based Case Management training series.

Youth SPDAT

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