The 2016 Homeless Provider Academy will launch it’s kick-off video in June and will conclude in 2017.The curriculum will consist of web-based learning, in-person trainings, and peer-learning opportunities that are tailored specifically for managers and staff. Registration is open and can be found at:
Pierce County Provider Academy Registration Link
2014 Homeless Provider Academy
In August 2014, Pierce County kicked off our first Homeless Provider Academy where homeless assistance providers received a series of online and in-person trainings focused on best practices in case management and service provision. This 7-month blended learning approach has helped our community begin shifting the way we provide homeless assistance services. Recordings for all online trainings are accessible through the links below.
Housing and Employment-Focused Services (56 min)
This session will focus on creating an employment focus/culture, beyond helping people increase their income. Discussion will be on sustaining clients' employment skills and therefore housing. Participants will receive an introduction to the LEAP Program and its purpose to prevent/end family homelessness through employment opportunities.
Kim Walker: Senior Program Manager at CSH
Liza Burell: Senior Manager at Building Changes
Kaitlyn Hanson at LEAP
Barbara Myers at LEAP
Original class date: December 3, 2014
About Some of The Trainers
Ken Kraybill, t3 (Center for Social Innovation), Seattle, WA
Ken has worked in the health, behavioral health, and homelessness arena for the past 30+ years. He is a Senior Associate at the Center for Social Innovation and Director of Training for t3 (think. teach. transform.), a training institute and learning platform committed to improving the knowledge and skills of individuals and organizations working in human services. Ken has developed various curricula to inform and equip others in person-centered, housing-focused, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented, peer-integrated best practice approaches. He provides training nationally on topics including Motivational Interviewing, outreach and engagement, trauma-informed care, and renewal for care providers. He is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Ken has an MSW from the University of Washington in Seattle and an undergraduate degree from Goshen College in Indiana.
Kim Walker, CSH, Ann Arbor, MI
Kim Walker is a Senior Program Manager for CSH, where she is responsible for developing in-person and online trainings for CSH’s Supportive Housing Training Center. Prior to working at CSH, Ms. Walker was a Technical Assistance Specialist with the National Alliance to End Homelessness. In this role, she was the point person on issues related to coordinated assessment and did project management and content development for diverse consulting projects all over the country. Prior to joining the Alliance, Ms. Walker worked for Beyond Shelter, a Housing First program for homeless families in Los Angeles, and contracted with U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development’s Office of Community Planning and Development. Ms. Walker received a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning with a specialization in Community Development and Housing from UCLA and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College of William & Mary.