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April 19, 2017


Race and Homelessness

Moving to Action: Ending Homelessness through Racial Equity – A Follow up Discussion

This morning’s All Home Stakeholder forum advanced our analysis of the homeless response system and its current status in perpetuating and dismantling racism. Participants reflected on data shared during All Home’s recent event, Moving to Action: Ending Homelessness through Racial Equity and utilized the Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racism Multi-Cultural Organization assessment tool to evaluate their agency and the larger homeless response system. It’s easy to see where the problem lies, but what would success look like? Does is look different at an agency level than from a system’s level? Here’s some of what participants had to share:

“We want to see program outcomes and targets by race and ethnicity”

“Program design and evaluation are driven by participant voice”

“Decisions aren’t made until equity analysis has been completed”

“Shift conversation from “how does race impact homelessness” to “how does racism impact homelessness”

Do you have something to add to the conversation about how we can improve our agency and system racial equity impact? Let us know: Materials from the March event can be found on the All Home website here.

Office of Homeless Youth RFP for Criminal Justice Training

The Office of Homeless Youth will soon be releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop a statewide training on homeless youth for criminal justice personnel. The Office of Homeless Youth, per RCW 43.330.715, is required to establish a statewide training which must include the following elements:

  • Identifying homeless youth
  • Existing laws governing the intersection of law and enforcement and homeless youth
  • Best practices for engaging homeless youth in services.

The Office of Homeless Youth will award up to $30,000 to support the development of the criminal justice training. The RFP will be available towards the end of April, with responses due towards the end of May. Grants awarded as a result of the RFP process will be effective July 2017 through June 2018. The official RFP announcement will be posted on their website at: as well as on WEBS at:

All Home Continuum of Care (CoC) Meetings

All Home Annual Conference – Save the Date!
Wednesday, June 14 | 8:30am – 3:30pm |
Location: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center  

This year’s Annual Conference will mark the half-way point of our Strategic Plan to make homelessness rare, brief and one-time in King County. Join us as we reflect on our progress and recommit to our goals. The conference will offer a variety of workshops for all members of our Continuum of Care, as part of our larger training and technical assistance plan. Stay tuned for more details.

All meeting dates, times and locations as well as other related materials are available on the All Home website. All Home Continuum of Care meetings are open to the public and attendance is encouraged.

All Home Capacity Building Activities

All Home is committed to support system transformation efforts through relevant capacity building activities. The full Capacity Building Plan can be found on our website, here and all learning opportunities can be found on our calendar, here. If you are offering a training and want to get the word out or have a specific training need or recommendation for All Home, please contact Triina Van.

Partner Trainings

Equal Access and Gender Identity Rules Training Webinar

The webinar recording is now available on the HUD Exchange along with the presentation slides, speaker notes, and transcript. You can access the materials under Related Materials and Resources.

2017 Fair Housing Workshops for Housing Providers: King County Office of Civil Rights

Bitfocus Clarity General Trainings

Register for specific dates and times at:

King County HMIS User Group and HMIS Agency Lead Meeting

Friday, April 21 | 12:30pm-2:00pm | Friends of Youth (13116 NE 132nd Street, Kirkland, WA 98034)

Cross Agency Systems Training (CAST) for Adults and Child/Youth Services: King County Behavioral Health Recovery Division

Learn whom each system serves, goals of each program, services available to consumers, and how to access these services.  Systems represented include: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Crisis Services, Child Welfare, Parent Supports, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health Courts, and more. Register here.

Job Opportunities


Community Resource Specialist
Family Engagement Case Manager
Maintenance Technician
Mental Health Therapist – Prevention
Program Manager – HOPE Center
Program Manager – Pathways
Youth Counselors – Housing Services

Accelerator YMCA

Mental Health Therapist for Youth/Young Adult Engagement