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.

    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.