NNEDV Launches Transitional Housing Online Toolkit
February 4, 2014
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is proud to formally launch the new Transitional Housing Toolkit, an online resource library for transitional housing programs serving survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking throughout the country. This online toolkit allows transitional housing programs to easily and independently access a wealth of resources and ensures that they have the information needed to enhance their important work with survivors.
NNEDV has been the primary technical assistance provider for the Office on Violence Against Women's (OVW’s) Transitional Housing Grant Program since 2004. Over the past nine years, NNEDV has developed and collected information, resources, tip sheets, and checklists for Transitional Housing grantees. NNEDV has been providing these materials to programs on a case-by-case basis, as well as through listservs and making them available at conferences. Now, this information and more is organized in a single, accessible online toolkit.
The Transitional Housing Toolkit includes information addressing frequently asked questions, common challenges, best practices, templates for adaptation, and resources for additional information and assistance that visitors can read and download for free. Many of the materials, including the templates, are also available in Spanish. The site is also mobile-friendly, allowing advocates to access it on the go. Categories currently in the toolkit include:
- Transitional Housing Models & Approaches
- Housing, Homelessness, & Domestic Violence
- Financial Empowerment & Economic Justice Resources
- Employment Resources & Information
- Implementing & Sustaining Voluntary Services (a Trauma-Informed Approach)
- Legal Information & Resources
- Technology, Confidentiality, & Privacy Information
- Templates & Tip Sheets for Program Policies & Guidelines
- National Housing Resources
NNEDV is grateful to all of the transitional housing programs, coalitions, and national partners who helped in the creation of this toolkit by responding to questions about what would be helpful and sharing additional resources to be included.
Housing continues to be the highest unmet need for domestic violence survivors and the work of these programs is critical. NNEDV hopes that this toolkit provides guidance and information to ease and support their work. This toolkit will continue to be developed as more helpful resources are identified.
Please check out the toolkit and share with others: www.nnedv.org/thtools
This project was supported by Grant No. 2010-ET-S6-K013 awarded by the Violence Against Women Office, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinion, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication, conference agenda, or product, are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Department of Justice.