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Housing First University offers training under four main categories, though many subjects overlap and build upon one another. Please contact us to discuss a custom package that fits your agency’s unique needs.

Housing First
Topics essential to high fidelity Housing First implementation

  • The Housing First Philosophy
  • Housing First: How & why it works
  • Identifying and convening stakeholders and building political will
  • Procuring housing and building relationships with landlords
  • Community inclusion in homelessness recovery
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ individuals in Housing First


Harm Reduction
Introductory and intermediate level topics within harm reduction

  • Naloxone administration and overdose response
  • Housing First for individuals with substance use disorders
  • Practicing harm reduction in an abstinence focused system
  • Harm reduction & the therapeutic alliance: Responding to recurrence of use
  • Applied harm reduction in Housing First services
  • Services for sex workers and harm reduction principles


Integrated Care
Topics most relevant to agencies offering both behavioral health and medical services or those interested in adopting an Integrated Care model

  • Integrated care and Housing First
  • Providing low-barrier, office-based opioid treatment
  • Fundamentals of medical case management
  • Medical outreach for community healthcare providers
  • Medical tiering and participant needs assessment
  • Social determinants of health for individuals experiencing homelessness

Service Delivery
Best practices for human services professionals

  • Using the team approach in case management
  • The peer role in our service system
  • Home visits: Why and how to do them
  • Trauma informed care: Providing services that don’t re-traumatize people
  • Housing as trauma-informed care
  • Boundaries, ethics, & confidentiality: Managing professional relationships
  • Crisis intervention & de-escalation
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Assertive engagement
  • Documentation best practices
  • Uncovering implicit bias
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Culturally responsive services: From competence to humility
  • Promoting behavioral health & wellness in LGBTQ+ communities


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