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Delivering Integrated Service Responses to Homelessness Best Practice Report CVCCIC 18022013

Delivering Integrated Service Responses to Homelessness Best Practice Report CVCCIC 18022013

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Delivering Integrated Service Responses to Homelessness Best Practice Report
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Acknowledgements 
Prepared for:The Comox Valley Community Capacity Initiative Collective:AIDS Vancouver Island Courtenay/Comox ValleyComox Valley Transition SocietyDawn To Dawn: Action on Homelessness SocietyWachiay Friendship Center SocietyFunded by:Comox Valley Housing Task ForceThank you to the CVCCIC Leadership team and the local Comox Valley contributors for theirguidance and desire to learn and each of the contributors from leading communities andresearch organisations for offering to share their time, information and insights. Thank you to Roger Albert and Brad Bayly as peer reviewers for the report.
We’re another step
closer to ending homelessness.
 
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INTRODUCTION .................................................................................. 3
 
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UNDERSTANDING
 
HOMELESSNESS ........................................................ 6
 Understanding The Comox Valley ............................................................................ 6 Understanding Homelessness ............................................................................. 10 Understanding Integration. .................................................................................. 18 
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LESSONS
 
LEARNED ............................................................................ 19
 THEMES IN BEST PRACTICES .............................................................................. 20 
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PRACTICE
 
REVIEWS..................................................................... 23
 Housing First .................................................................................................... 24 Client-Centred Approach ..................................................................................... 26 Culturally Recognized Program Service Delivery ...................................................... 27 Flexibility .......................................................................................................... 28 Low Barrier Programs ....................................................................................... 29 Harm Reduction ................................................................................................ 30 Proactive Engagement, Treatment & Relapse Prevention* Including Assertive CommunityTreatment ........................................................................................................ 31 Seamless Network ............................................................................................. 33 Emphasize Choice .............................................................................................. 35 Special Populations ............................................................................................ 36 Prevention ........................................................................................................ 39 Building Community ........................................................................................... 40 Collaboration .................................................................................................... 41 
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APPENDICES
 
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REFERENCES ............................................................... 43
 
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