Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grants: National Capacity Building Center on Safe and Supportive Housing for Domestic Violence Survivors

hhslogoThe Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grants Program will support one national capacity building center focused on delivering comprehensive training and technical assistance to enhance safe, supportive, and sustainable housing for survivors of domestic violence. The Center’s primary purpose will be to strengthen coordination between domestic violence, housing, and homeless service providers. More specifically, it will develop resources for integrating responses to the complex and diverse needs of domestic violence survivors throughout the crisis-response system, including assessment, safety planning, voluntary and flexible supportive services, and access to emergency shelter, transitional housing, rapid rehousing, and permanent housing. The Center will also provide training at the local state, and national level regarding victim privacy and confidentiality especially as it relates to data collection. Additionally, it will offer strategies for including domestic violence service providers as full partners in local Continuum of Care (CoC) planning and implementation efforts aimed at delivering client-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally relevant services tailored to the individual needs of survivors of domestic violence and their children. The Center also will document best practices and lessons learned from the domestic violence, homelessness, and housing fields related to rapid rehousing and housing first projects for domestic violence survivors; coordinated assessment; transitional housing; and progressive engagement/supportive services. And finally, the Center will identify promising practices that promote the physical and emotional well-being, resilience, and long term safety, security and housing stability of families impacted by domestic violence. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 27, 2016.