human services topics

6 Best Practices for Drafting a Client Consent Form

Are you covering all your bases with the client consent form? Here are 6 best practices to make sure your client release is the very best it can be.

16 Ideas for Getting Community Sectors to Join the Homeless CoC & HMIS

Discover 16 ideas for getting various community sectors involved in your homeless CoC and HMIS—including practical, real-life examples.

11 Ideas for Getting the Best HMIS Data Quality for Homelessness

We've pulled together our staff expertise and dug through various resources to compile a list of ideas for getting the best HMIS data quality on homelessness.

3 Principles for Effective Social Work Case Management

These three tried-and-true principles for effective social work case management will help you stay on track and see better results in your clients' lives.

4 Ways to Provide HIV/AIDS Housing & Healthcare to Homeless PLWHA

This article discusses four ways to successfully connect people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) to housing and healthcare.

Criminalization of Homelessness: Your Basic But Comprehensive Guide

Criminalizing the homeless is the most expensive and least effective way to address homelessness. But what are its roots? And how can we address it?

Mental Illness and Homelessness: 3 Ways Communities Can Help

How can service providers better help those experiencing both mental illness and homelessness? Here are three solutions.

Domestic Violence and Homelessness: History and Summary of VAWA 2013

This article discusses the relationship between domestic violence and homelessness, a brief history of VAWA, and the implications of the 2013 VAWA.