Our work is grounded in research about what works best for families, children, and youth who are homeless. We develop solutions that use promising and evidence-based practices. We share our work with communities, policymakers, advocates, and families to end family homelessness.

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Resources for Service Providers and Communities

  • Assessment Checklist for Families Experiencing Homelessness
    An easy-to-use checklist to assist service providers in conducting comprehensive, evidence-informed assessments of the families they are serving. The checklist provides guidance on what to assess, what types of questions to include, and what type of standardized instruments to use.

  • The TICOMETER
    This brief psychometrically tested instrument allows an organization to measure how well it has adopted trauma-informed care and to identify gaps in implementation. The instrument measures 35 indicators, calculates scores based on individual staff responses, and provides instant feedback on how to make progress.

  • America’s Youngest Outcasts: State Report Card on Homeless Children
    This report examines the status of homeless children both nationally and state-by-state, including an estimate of the numbers of children who are homeless, and state rankings based on factors that can protect children from becoming homeless or lead to homelessness.

  • Assessment of Families Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Practitioners and Policy Makers
    A guide to help service providers, policymakers, community leaders, and state agencies conduct comprehensive assessments of homeless families. Implications for policy and practice are also discussed.

  • t3: think. teach. transform.
    t3 is an innovative training institute and learning platform committed to improving knowledge and skills of people working in human services. In addition to onsite and online training, t3’s interactive, multi-media tools use computers, tablets, and smartphones. t3 can train staff in a particular role, train agencies on specific topics, or help individuals with their professional development.