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Targeting for Success:Serving Homeless Families with the Highest Needs<br />NEAH <br />July 15, 2011<br />Judith Samuels, ...
What providers face…..<br />Growing numbers<br />Limited Resources<br />Need to think smarter about targeting<br />Who sho...
Homeless Families with Highest Needs<br />Do we know how to identify them??<br />Needs, what needs?<br />How are these “ne...
Homeless Families with Highest Needs<br />Do we know how to identify them??<br />Needs, what needs? <br />How are these “n...
Targeting a Housing/Service Program<br />Families with risk factors for other issues<br />Very young moms<br />Children wi...
Research: Typology of Homeless Families Patterns of shelter use <br />Shelter stays<br />Multi-year data<br />Philadelphia...
Targeting services<br />Short homeless episode, very little or no assistance<br />Moderate length episode<br /> housing su...
Targeting Resources<br />Set time frame <br />Shorter time frame for 1st time homeless<br />Moderate time frame for others...
Another alternative:<br />Sorting later for more intensive, longer term services:<br />Provide short term, transitional se...
JUDITH SAMUELS, PhD<br />jasamuels28@gmail.com<br />Or<br />samuels@nki.rfmh.org<br />
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  1. 1. Targeting for Success:Serving Homeless Families with the Highest Needs<br />NEAH <br />July 15, 2011<br />Judith Samuels, PhD<br />SP3 Innovations<br />The Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research<br />New York University<br />
  2. 2. What providers face…..<br />Growing numbers<br />Limited Resources<br />Need to think smarter about targeting<br />Who should get what?<br />Heterogeneous population<br />Multiple goals<br />
  3. 3. Homeless Families with Highest Needs<br />Do we know how to identify them??<br />Needs, what needs?<br />How are these “needs” related to homelessness?<br />Screening? For what? When?<br />
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  5. 5. Homeless Families with Highest Needs<br />Do we know how to identify them??<br />Needs, what needs? <br />How are these “needs” related to homelessness?<br />Screening? For what? When?<br />What outcomes are we trying to achieve?<br />Can research help??<br />Many studies, few, if any predictors<br />But Maybe There are Other Reasons to Focus Resources on Subgroups of Families<br />
  6. 6. Targeting a Housing/Service Program<br />Families with risk factors for other issues<br />Very young moms<br />Children with disabilities<br />Involvement in child welfare<br />BUT IS THE HOMELESS SYSTEM RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING THE SERVICES? <br />OR CAN WE EFFECTIVELY PARTNER WITH OTHER SECTORS?<br />Families who have multiple homeless episodes…<br />
  7. 7. Research: Typology of Homeless Families Patterns of shelter use <br />Shelter stays<br />Multi-year data<br />Philadelphia – 3 years<br />New York City – 3 years<br />Columbus (Oh) – 2 years<br />State of Mass. - 2 years<br />Typology based on patterns of shelter use<br />72-74% Single Episode<br />20-21% ~1.5 Episodes of long duration<br />5-8% Repeated short stays<br />Testing a Typology of Family Homelessnes Based on Patterns of Public Shelter Utilization in Four U.S. Jurisdictions: Implications for Policy and Program Planning, Cullhane, Metraux, Parkk, Schretzman & Valente, Univ. Pennsylvania, 2007<br />
  8. 8. Targeting services<br />Short homeless episode, very little or no assistance<br />Moderate length episode<br /> housing supports<br />Longer, multiple episodes<br />Deeper housing supports, <br />multiple issues<br />
  9. 9. Targeting Resources<br />Set time frame <br />Shorter time frame for 1st time homeless<br />Moderate time frame for others<br />At end of time frame<br />Assess which families are/not stable<br />Able to pay rent, children attending school<br />Anticipate use of a safety net<br />More intensive services<br />
  10. 10. Another alternative:<br />Sorting later for more intensive, longer term services:<br />Provide short term, transitional services<br />Reassess part way through the program<br />Reassess at the end of the program<br />Contingency planning – make sure you can step up needed assistance<br />
  11. 11. JUDITH SAMUELS, PhD<br />jasamuels28@gmail.com<br />Or<br />samuels@nki.rfmh.org<br />
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