Organising training for a wide range of audiences
Train-the-Trainer (TTT) programme
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Session 2: 13-15 June 2023 (3 full days of training)
Location: Torino (Turin), Italy
Session 3: 13-17 November 2023 (4 full days of training; 1 day for preparation and rest)
Location: Budapest, Hungary
For more information, please read our Call for Applications 2023
**Please note: attendance at all three sessions of the course is required to receive certification from the Hub.***
Training for cities
Cities play a crucial role in implementing the Housing First approach for addressing homelessness due to their unique position as hubs of resources, services, and governance. Housing First is a strategy that prioritizes providing stable and permanent housing to homeless individuals without preconditions, such as sobriety or participation in treatment programs.
Our pool of trainers can provide your city with expert guidance on how to develop and implement a Housing First programme, how the eight core-principles get applied, data collection and evaluation, etc.
To provide you with the best assistance, we invite you to reach out to Arturo Coego, our Hub Coordinator, via email: email@example.com
If your organisation is interested in a specific topic on Housing First such as Housing First for Youth or Housing First and women, we can also design a flexible training programme adapted to your needs. Feel free to contact our Hub Coordinator Arturo Coego by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other suggested topics:
- Implementing Housing First: Get hands-on guidance on how to develop and implement a Housing First program in your organization or community.
- Trauma-Informed Care: Understand the importance of trauma-informed care in the Housing First approach and how to create a safe and supportive environment for clients.
- Client-Centered Approach: Learn how to tailor services to meet the unique needs and preferences of Housing First clients.
- Data Collection and Evaluation: Explore methods for collecting and analyzing data to measure the effectiveness of your Housing First program.
- Community Engagement: Build partnerships and engage with the community to create a supportive network for homeless individuals.
Trainers who have completed the Housing First Europe Hub’s Train-the-Trainer programme are eligible to join our Housing First Training Faculty. Our expert trainers are leaders in their field and work in organisations, governments, and educational institutions across Europe. Click on the photos below to learn more about each of our certified trainers, or use the filter menu above to find the latest list of trainers available to provide training on Housing First in your local area.
fioPSD; Opera San FrancescoCountry: Italy
“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…
Liverpool City Region Combined AuthorityCountry: UK
I am an accomplished leader, who is a member of the Chartered Institute of Managers and educated to post graduate level. I am passionate about system change within homelessness…
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…
Housing First BerlinCountry: Germany
Dagmara is a psychologist and has been working with people with mental illness for more than 10 years at low thresholds, with a focus on recovery and empowerment. In…
Platform for Social HousingCountry: Czech Republic
David has over 15 years of work with drug addicts, including as an outreach worker, frontline worker, community therapist, and parental counsellor. He also has 3 years experience working…
Dieuwertje de Jong
My name is Dieuwertje de Jong. I am working for the municipality of Groningen. I advice on policy for social care and homelessness. Before this I was a Housing…
Neunerhaus – Hilfe für obdachlose MenschenCountry: Austria
Emine Özkan has a leading position at the Austrian social organization Neunerhaus, where she has managed the Housing First team since 2018. Previously, Emine worked in the field of…
Geert De Bolle
Housing First LabCountry: Belgium
“For me, Housing First is about dignity. By offering people back a home that is really theirs, you give them so much more: freedom and autonomy, life chances, future,…
Homeless LinkCountry: UK
Jo is an experienced project manager supporting the development and delivery of innovation and good practice within the field of homelessness and complex needs. This includes as the lead…
Josep Agustí Feliu
Sant Joan de DéuCountry: Spain
I’m Josep and I have 10 years of experience working in the social sector as a Social Educator. I started working with people with disabilities, with children in care…
Juha has been working for 10 years in the field of homelessness. He started as a frontline support worker in 2010 for the Finnish Youth housing association services (NALPA)….
Housing Choices WACountry: Australia
Leah has over 30 years of experience in the homelessness and housing sector ranging from frontline outreach to managing services and coordinating interagency collaboration projects. Leah also spent 10…
Przyszłość jest dziśCountry: Poland
I am a therapist, psychologist, sexual educator and mediator. I worked as a frontline support worker and than also as the head of the team implementing Housing First in…
Cooperativa Sociale Piazza GrandeCountry: Italy
Margherita has been working for 10 years in services aimed at homeless people within third sector organizations. She has always been passionate about the issue of the right to…
LIMOR & Housing First NetherlandsCountry: Netherlands
Melanie Schmit’s entire working life has been about people in need, among which the biggest part has been in the field of homelessness. She studied social work, then completed…
Mia is Coordinator for the National Housing First Development Network in Finland. She is passionate about eradicating homelessness and developing new ways of approaching housing-related issues. Mia has a…
Hogar SíCountry: Spain
I am a social educator and social worker. As a social intervention professional from 2011, I have worked in many social sectors and social areas, which has allowed me…
Muriel is a Psychologist with 10 years of experience in Harm Reduction. She has been a Housing First Manager since 2013 – including ACT + ICM team management –…
Nadyah Abdel Salam
GIE La ville autrement – Est Metropole HabitatCountry: France
Nadyah is a socio-urbanist and a task officer at GIE La Ville Autrement where she works on the deployment of partnership projects for the homeless in the metropolitan of…
Verein dowasCountry: Austria
After completing compulsory school and an apprenticeship in the metal industry, I studied “social work/social management” at the Vienna University of Applied Sciences on the second educational path. I…
Fondation Abbé PierreCountry: France
I am working at the advocacy level on Housing First in France. In my work for Fondation Abbé Pierre, which is known for its expertise in the evaluation of…
Steunpunt Mens en SamenlevingCountry: Belgium
Peter started to work in youth and young adult care in the nineties, being focused on youth at risk of becoming homeless or young adults being homeless. At the…
Goodmen services – FreelancerCountry: Belgium
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…
Pilvi’s first experience working with people experiencing homelessness was in Scotland year 2005 where she worked as an assertive outreach worker for over two years, learning first-hand about people…
Raphael is a psychiatrist with a degree in public health from NOVA university. After 10 years in Un chez soi d’abord (French Housing First), he works in working first…
Diogènes (Station Logement)/ Projet LamaCountry: Belgium
Rémi has 20 years of experience working in the social sector, with experience in a wide range of social and homeless services, including: Social Worker since 2000 Social Housing…
I am currently a Team Leader of a London-Wide Housing First Service (Crisis UK). I have over 10 years experience working in the homelessness sector, predominately in Housing First…
Capuche asblCountry: Belgium
Development of associative project for more than 20 years. I have worked in the fields of culture, politics, sport/leisure and real estate. Investing 100% in HF4Y projects since 2021.
Spolek PORTAVITACountry: Czech Republic
I started working in 2006 in a Halfway house Chamomile as a social worker and since the year 2013 an educator in a facility for children requiring immediate help…
Introductory Training Videos
An Introduction to Housing First (English version)https://youtu.be/kSP7mLvkUFc Check it out here
An Introduction to Housing First (French version)https://youtu.be/sHhtGEiYMpo Check it out here
An Introduction to Housing First (Dutch version)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDYAtCeiltY Check it out here
An Introduction to Housing First (Spanish version)https://youtu.be/qf1isHLCuZI Check it out here
An Introduction to Housing First (Italian version)https://youtu.be/rTzrgVmdxyQ Check it out here