Essay on Homeless Training (Homelessness is NOT an Adjective)

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PRIMAVERA
FOUNDATION

PROVIDING

PATHWAYS

out of
POVERTY

HOMELESS IS A STATUS NOT AN ADJECTIVE
Assessment, Understanding, and Resources
By: Brad Thayer

PRIMAVERA
FOUNDATION

PROVIDING

PATHWAYS

out of
POVERTY

Primavera
Mission
Provide pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development and neighborhood revitalization. Vision
Promote economic and social justice while working to build a future in which all people are assured basic human rights, a livable income, and safe, affordable housing.
Philosophy
Primavera is dedicated to addressing poverty and homelessness by acknowledging the intrinsic worth of every individual. PRIMAVERA
FOUNDATION

PROVIDING

PATHWAYS

out of
POVERTY

Primavera
Areas of Support
– Survival
– Stability
– Security

– Sustainability

PRIMAVERA
FOUNDATION

PROVIDING

PATHWAYS

out of
POVERTY

Ground Rules











This is a safe space
Be open
Respect differences
Use “I” statements
Step Up/Step Back
Feelings are 100% OK
Right to pass
Respect confidentiality
Take care of yourself
Any question or concern is 100% OK

PRIMAVERA
FOUNDATION

PROVIDING

PATHWAYS

out of
POVERTY

Objectives






Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions
Cultural Dynamics
Special Needs
Intervention Techniques
Resources

PRIMAVERA
FOUNDATION

PROVIDING

PATHWAYS

out of
POVERTY

Definition of Homeless

PRIMAVERA
FOUNDATION

PROVIDING

Definition of Homeless
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

PATHWAYS

out of
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A homeless individual is defined in section 330(h)(4)(A) as “an individual who lacks housing (without regard to whether the individual is a member of a family), including an individual whose primary residence during the night is a supervised public or private facility (e.g., shelters) that provides temporary living accommodations, and an individual who is a resident in transitional housing.” A homeless person is an individual without permanent housing who may live on the streets; stay in a shelter, mission, single room occupancy facilities, abandoned building or vehicle; or in any other unstable or non-permanent situation. [Section 330 of the Public Health
Service Act (42 U.S.C., 254b)]

PRIMAVERA
FOUNDATION

PROVIDING

PATHWAYS

out of
POVERTY

Definition of Homeless
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

An individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence;

An individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings, including a car, park, abandoned building, bus or train station, airport, or camping ground;

An individual or family living in a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designated to provide temporary living arrangements (including hotels and motels paid for by Federal, State or local government programs for low-income individuals or by charitable organizations, congregate shelters, and transitional housing); •
An individual who resided in a shelter or place not meant for human habitation and who is exiting an institution where he or she temporarily resided;

An individual or family who will imminently lose their housing [as evidenced by a court order resulting from an eviction action that notifies the individual or family that they must leave within 14 days, having a primary nighttime residence that is a room in a hotel or motel and where they lack the resources necessary to reside there for more than 14 days, or credible evidence indicating that the owner or renter of the housing will not allow the individual or family to stay for more than 14 days, and any oral statement from an individual or family seeking homeless assistance that is found to be credible shall be considered credible evidence for purposes of this clause]; has no subsequent residence identified; and lacks the resources or support networks needed to obtain other permanent housing; and

Unaccompanied…