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Harm Reduction & Housing Services

December 13, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join Landlord Engagement Services and Homeward House Collaborative for a training on Harm Reduction and Housing Services, provided by the National Harm Reduction Coalition.

🌟  Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use and other behaviors 🌟

When: Wednesday, December 13th, 2023, 10:30am-1:00pm

Training Overview: This training is intended for housing case workers, property managers, landlords and those who work directly in housing services. This training will outline the principles of housing first, harm reduction and how they intersect in our housing work. There will be an emphasis on the specific issues we see when trying to house or housing folks in Washington and what rights exist for both tenants and property owners. Key components will surround laws in your state that impact clients, tenants, landlords and property managers as well as collaborative approaches to housing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the core principles of harm reduction and housing first
  • Discuss state and county specific issues surrounding housing from the perspective of both tenants and property owners
  • Discuss barriers and potential solutions when working with individuals vs housing service programs
  • Discuss best practices when having to engage with housing workers and leasing or renting to program clients

Presenter: Alixe Dittmore (she/her) is the Training and Content Development Coordinator at the National Harm Reduction Coalition. She has provided harm reduction education and services to people in active drug addiction through mental health services, group homes, sexual health services, street outreach and drop-in centers. At the coalition, she provides training on overdose prevention, HIV and HCV testing, motivational interviewing, risk reduction, de-escalation, and best practices.


December 13, 2023
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Homeward House Collaborative and Landlord Engagement Services