In partnership with the Washington State Advanced Diversion Consultants & Trainers, Africatown International, and the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund, Building Changes is coordinating intensive two-day Diversion trainings. These two-day trainings are free and will be offered multiple times throughout 2022.
What is Diversion: Diversion offers flexible, light-touch services that may be coupled with minimal financial assistance that results in a temporary or permanent housing arrangement outside of the homeless system.
Who should attend: These trainings are accessible for everyone but will have particular relevance for homeless/housing assistance providers, community-based partners working with people seeking services, and representatives from systems adjacent to our homeless response system.
What will be covered: In this training, participants will learn the Diversion approach and apply their skills through hands-on practice guided by experienced Diversion Coaches. The Diversion approach is intended to be a fast intervention applicable at any step in helping individuals and families identify immediate, safe housing arrangements. It can be coupled with financial assistance for temporary or permanent housing arrangements outside of the homeless system.
Each training is two days, taking place from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm each day via Zoom. Participants will be invited to schedule a 1.5 hour coaching session to complete the training (more details will be included upon registration).
If there are no available training dates, please indicate your interest by completing this quick form.
Requests for additional technical assistance, consultation, or questions can be directed to Dimitri Groce, Senior Manager of Grantmaking & Capacity Building at Building Changes.