Join us on October 20th from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM for the first of this series: Partnerships with Cities and Communities to Support Survivor Access and Community Integration in Housing
Join Pat Bell and Melissa Pitts from House of Ruth Inc. and Joseph Bradford from B.A.R.E. Truth Inc. for a conversation surrounding partnerships with cities and counties to support survivor access to permanent housing. Participants will learn about the process these these organizations took to acquire permanent housing (specifically for survivors); the challenges experienced along the way; and the importance of community engagement in supporting the mission of housing survivors and ending homelessness.
History behind the series
Established in 2016, the Domestic Violence Homeless Services Coalition aims to create a client-centered system that increases the access to safe housing and supportive services for survivors of domestic violence and their families, with an emphasis on integrated, trauma informed care.
In December 2021, the DVHSC established the Exploratory Committee on Permanent Housing Partnerships to explore how to increase the number of affordable, permanent housing units dedicated to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking experiencing homelessness.
The committee was introduced to the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (www.scanph.org) and began to discuss a joint round table convening to explore the topic with a broader community of providers and housing developers. The DVHSC is proud to partner with SCANPH to present a series of round tables aimed at increasing the knowledge of housing development for the DV field, and simultaneously educating housing developers of the need for more housing units and important considerations when housing survivors. We are proud to work together to develop solutions to our current crisis of survivors experiencing homelessness.