Are you a motivated, mid-level professional in the homeless assistance field? Do you want to explore best practices in the UK? If this describes you, I’ve got some exciting news: the application is now open for the Transatlantic Practice Exchange.
The Transatlantic Practice Exchange is an opportunity for five professionals from the homeless services field in the U.S. and five from the UK to spend up to two weeks learning about a topic area of interest across the pond. During their placement, they will explore their topic with a host organization and other organizations locally. On their return, they’ll write a report on the lessons they've learned, and work to implement the lessons in their own work.
Candidates can propose their own topics, but we’ve suggested a few in the application. Here are the suggested topics this year:
- Fulfilling Lives projects for people experiencing chronic homelessness
- Assertive outreach
- Tenancy sustainment
- Youth homelessness
- Primary healthcare in homeless services
- Low barrier hostels (which are similar to transitional housing)
Applications are due Jan. 6, 2016. Good luck!