It has been an incredibly productive and busy year for Homeless Services United, and we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge and thank our amazing member organizations, who everyday help to address the growing need for emergency shelter and services for New York City's most vulnerable. It is with your boundless enthusiasm, as well as the support of our funders and allies, that Homeless Services United was able to affect the conversation around realistic solutions to the rising crisis of homelessness in New York City.
In 2013 we have:
- Served as the lead agency for the newly founded coalition and New York Times Editorial Board endorsed campaign, United to End Homelessness. Over 130 organizations and faith communities came together to develop a platform and comprehensive roadmap for Mayor-elect de Blasio and his administration to tackle and end the homeless crisis.
- Implemented, with our terrific board of directors, an organizational strategic plan to keep us on track to protecting and increasing the resources to help homeless New Yorkers escape homelessness.
- Convened a state-wide meeting of New York State funded homeless prevention providers in Albany to share best practices and plan for the coming year’s budget advocacy campaign.
- Relocated HSU’s offices to become one of Gay Men’s Health Crisis’ Community Partners.
- Developed a new professional training curriculum for the homeless services sector staff and have received State and City funded to conduct trainings.
- Revamped our website—look for the launch of our new and improved website in early 2014!
HSU Free Training: Blood Borne Pathogens and Incident Report Writing
February 26th, 2014
12PM to 5PM
Services United is pleased to present this free training for all shelter staff
levels, which covers OSHA training requirements on blood borne pathogens, as well as a primer for writing clear and concise incident reports.
Training is free to attend, but Registration is required
To Register: http://hsubbp.eventbrite.com
This public training has been made possible by generous support through NYC Council funds from Council Member Annabel Palma
Working with Hard to Reach Clients and Time Management
March 26th, 2014
10AM to 5PM
The first half of this training explores various techniques and strategies for engaging service-resistant clients to foster better outcomes.
The second half discusses in detail, how to gauge a client’s relative ability to manage his/her schedule, and ways in which staff can help develop this skill to increase their productivity.
Registration is Required
HSU Members: $80
To Register: Please email Eric Lee at email@example.com
Please include the names of attendees and your program site name and address.
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