FEANTSA Supports EU Citizens Experiencing Homelessness, North America’s Largest Homelessness Shelter Becomes Housing-Focused, and More

FEANTSA Supports EU Citizens Experiencing Homelessness, North America’s Largest Homelessness Shelter Becomes Housing-Focused, and More – IGH WordPress
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Supporting People Experiencing Homelessness: Migrating Across EU States

Policy Officer for The European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless (FEANTSA), Mauro Striano, discusses how charities throughout Europe are leading the way in delivering rights-based, front line services to EU citizens experiencing homelessness. There is an increasing number of EU citizens who have moved to another Member State and are now experiencing homelessness there. Servicing such a group, with a wide range of circumstances, is challenging. FEANTSA’s long-standing work with mobile EU citizens experiencing homelessness, through the Protecting the Rights of Destitute Mobile EU Citi­zens project, has helped identify a significant challenge – the gap between professionals working with people experiencing homelessness and legal expertise. Thus, Striano suggests that public organizations work through partnership to find solutions.

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Under One Roof: Annual Conference 2019

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Under One Roof: Annual Conference 2019 will be “two days of networking, learning & sharing collaborative responses to tackle homelessness”. The program will include plenary sessions and workshops discussing current and emerging good practice, recent legislation, and innovative approaches to solving homelessness. The convening will cover a wide range of topics, including supporting those with multiple and complex disadvantage and strategies for prevention. The conference will be held on Tuesday, July 2 through Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

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North America’s Largest Homelessness Shelter Becomes Housing-Focused

In this Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness Bright Spot blog, Sandra Clarkson discusses progress made over the past year in the Calgary Drop-In Centre in Alberta, Canada. The Centre housed over 300 people and reduced its chronic homelessness by 22 percent. After 60 years since its opening, the Centre has the largest number of shelter spaces in North America. A new case management team works with long-term shelter stayers to find appropriate and right-fit housing in the community. Their diversion team focuses on new shelter stayers and determining their path to homelessness and how to reconnect them to the community quickly.

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