• An Introduction to Housing First & Women

    Designed for Housing First service providers, this introductory guide offers insight and answers some frequently asked questions about specific needs and considerations to keep in mind when adapting Housing...

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    Anna Gazda


    Country: Poland
    Languages: Polish

    Professional manager in a social projects, trainer and coach. Former social worker. Works for the local government units, cooperates with NGOs and private entrepreneurs. Creates and implements social projects in a particular area of social inclusion. Works with both, individual clients and groups from different cultural background. Focuses activities on supporting the general development (well-being) of individuals and groups, searching for solutions, planning and managing resources, sharing experiences, and cooperating with various stakeholders. Since 2019, as a local animator of implementation, involved in implementation of Housing First in Poland, cooperate with Wroclaw’s local authorities, NGOs, and a producers of the Housing First approach in Warsaw, Gdansk.

  • GUIDE: Managing Transitions in Housing First services

    Developed following Homeless Link’s research into Reducing, changing or ending Housing First support last year, this new guidance on Managing Transitions in Housing First services is led by Homeless Link, with...

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    Abele Sangiorgio

    fioPSD; Opera San Francesco

    Country: Italy
    Languages: EnglishItalian

    I've worked in schools and residential services for adolescents for almost 10 years. I work as a support worker and a case manager in an Housing First service since 2015. I work as a Housing First trainer since 2018. I contribute to the spread of the HF approach in my Country where there are often misconceptions and resistances about this approach. I have a degree in psychological sciences and techniques and I'm a professional counsellor.

  • Networking and housing advocacy in the homelessness sector: a path towards social sustainability? A study of the Housing First Europe Hub

    ABSTRACT « This paper investigates the potential of pro-Housing First advocacy conducted by international and inter-organisational homelessness coalitions to realise social sustainability ambitions in the homelessness sector. In particular, it...

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  • EVALUATION: Findings from the 50 LIVES 50 HOMES Program – Zero Project, Perth, Australia

    The 50 Lives 50 Homes program (50 Lives), which commenced in late-2015 and was the first Housing First program in Western Australia (WA). It was a collaborative program that...

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    Peter-Jan Heylenbosch

    Goodmen services - Freelancer

    Country: Belgium
    Languages: DutchEnglish

    Since the beginning of my career as a social worker I loved working with people suffering homelesness. I started working in day shelter for homless people during my studies in 2010 untill 2013 combined with working in the crisis shelter and night shelter in the city of Ghent. In 2013 I started my job as a Housing First support worker for the public welfare of Ghent, this project was part of the belgian Housing First project, funded by the belgian governement. When this project and research came to an end in 2016, I was asked by SAM VZW to assist in the flemish housing first training to provide insights from my daily practice. My interest in Housing first kept growing and I decided to follow the housing first train-the-trainer course, organised by the Housing First Europe hub. A bit later followed by the Outreach! course, organized by SAM Vzw Belgium. At the moment I still work as a Housing first support worker for the city of Ghent and I provide the Housing First and Outreach! courses for the flemish region and the Outreach! course as a freelance trainer commissioned by SAM vzw Belgium.

  • Looking to the Future – Juha Kaakinen on the importance of perspective when developing Housing First

    « After over 9 years as a CEO of Y-Foundation I have already handed all responsibilities over to my successor Teija Ojankoski and I’m in the happy process of transition...

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