Housing First for Youth Service Delivery Model

HF4Y Part 3 Wrap Up

This training, Housing First for Youth Service Delivery Model, is Part 3 of a 3-part online training series on HF4Y.

Where We've Been

In Part 3, HF4Y Service Delivery Model, you learned how HF4Y is operationalized as a housing-led program of supports. Section I looked at the service design including staffing, hiring and training, and supervision of the HF4Y team. In section II, you explored approaches to case management and working with youth.  Finally, in section III you examined ways that HF4Y programs can be adapted for specific populations and explore specific examples of HF4Y programs in Canada and Europe.

Where to Go From Here

Learn more about Training and Technical Assistance from A Way Home Canada for service providers dedicated to preventing and ending youth homelessness in Canada. Request more information here.

Final Thoughts

Now that you have reached the end, share your reflections and feedback with others who are taking this training. Post your comments in the Forum – Closing Reflections


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