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September 27, 2019 | September 30, 2019

Los Angeles, CA (September 27, 2019)— Early this year, we shared our plan to ramp-up a system-wide approach to integrating Problem-Solving across Los Angeles County. Starting October, LAHSA's Problem-Solving unit will set off on a training campaign to provide free training to service providers and other interested stakeholders.

PROBLEM-SOLVING PRESENTS A CREATIVE SOLUTION TO A COMPLEX HOUSING PROBLEM

Problem-Solving is a person-centered, short-term housing intervention that seeks to assist households in maintaining their current housing or identifying an immediate and safe housing alternative within their own social network. This strategy is a strengths-based approach that utilizes conversation and empowerment methods to help resolve the household’s housing crisis, or quickly connect them to existing emergency or crisis housing services, by working alongside them in an empowering manner. 

IN RESPONSE TO THE CURRENT AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS AND LIMITED RESOURCES

It is LAHSA’s mission to shift to a Problem-Solving focused culture by integrating this intervention throughout all facets of the system. The goal is to divert 20% of individuals or households at an entry point of the homeless system, as well as to help them to move more rapidly through the Coordinated Entry System (CES). This approach will help individuals or households safely avoid the stress and trauma of homeless episodes, as well as target resources more effectively.  

COMPREHENSIVE INTERACTIVE TRAINING  

Gain skills like practice active listening, motivational interviewing, reality testing, empowerment, negotiations and mediations. The training will also cover how to request financial assistance appropriately. Access to financial resources will only be available to providers who have completed the official 16-hour Problem-Solving training.  

TRAINING DATES:

  • October 9-10  FULLY BOOKED!
  • October 21 & 23
  • October 29-30 
  • November 19-20  

To reserve your spot, please email the unit. And stay tuned for the official October Problem-Solving launch.

LAHSA is a joint powers authority of the city and county of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problems of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages more than $400 million annually in federal, state, county, and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing, and services to people experiencing homelessness. For more information, visit www.lahsa.org.

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