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Aligning Systems To Better Serve DV Survivors

June 28, 2019

Los Angeles, CA – On June 20, the Domestic Violence Homeless Services Coalition (DVHSC) invited advocates, staff, community partners, and people with lived experience to learn more about the full scope of safe housing options for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in a Funding Strategies for Survivors information session held by LAHSA. The meeting highlighted the work done by victim services providers, as well as through the homeless services system.

This space provided an opportunity to explore the intersection of domestic violence programs and homeless services systems, specifically as it relates to the new Transitional Housing (TH) to Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) joint component program. This new type of project combines TH and RRH components in one program—allowing households fleeing or experiencing domestic violence, human trafficking, or sexual assault easy access to temporary housing while connecting them quickly to more permanent housing solutions.

Participants of the session were able to have in-depth discussions regarding the new TH-RRH joint component. They discussed any concerns and misconceptions they may have with the program model, as well as brainstormed ways and best practices that could be included in the program design to make this a successful housing option for survivors in our community.

If you would like to get more involved, please go to the Domestic Violence-Homeless Services Coalition website for more information about joining the Coalition, or participate in our upcoming Summit on August 8, 2019.

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is a joint powers authority of the city and county of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problem of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages over $300 million annually in federal, state, county, and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing, and services to people experiencing homelessness. Learn more by visiting LAHSA’s website and accounts on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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