Tuesday, September 21, 2010

City of Indianapolis, Homeless Outreach Training

This training is designed to be used by any person or program involved in reaching out to people experiencing homelessness and particularly to those individuals for whom homelessness is not a transitory experience, but has become a fixed condition. These individuals wander our city streets, live in wooded areas, dwell under bridges, and otherwise inhabit the edges of the landscape of our lives. They experience severely disabling conditions and face seemingly impervious structural barriers in moving from the street to stability. Outreach is central to the approach to care for people experiencing homelessness. As outreach work has become increasingly recognized for its importance, there has also been an acknowledgment of the need for workers to be trained regarding the core values, knowledge, and practices involved in effective outreach. This training emphasizes a multi-disciplinary approach to delivering care to individuals experiencing homelessness, combining aggressive street outreach with integrated systems of primary care, mental health and substance abuse services, case management, and client advocacy.

This training is scheduled for October 5, 6 and 7. It will be held at the Training Academy, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department / Department of Public Safety, 901 North Post Road. The sessions start at 9:00 each day.

The training is free. Seating will be limited to 70 participants.

Additional sessions for this training will be scheduled during 2011.

To register click here: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CoalitionforHomlessnessInte/cart2/index.php

If you have any questions regarding the training, please contact Pastor Jim Thurston, The Indy Dream Center, at impact751@aol.com or (317) 898-5673.

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