May 18, 2011

Second Training in Series for Continuum of Care Funded Agencies is May 23

In an effort to build the capacity of the homeless services provider community, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is partnering with the Saint Luke's Foundation, the Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services and Mental Health Services, Inc. to offer a year-long training series called Housing Cuyahoga County: A Training Series for Continuum of Care Funded Agencies.

The nine-part series will run through October of 2011 and will offer homeless service providers the opportunity to learn about national and local best practice models to effectively prevent and end homelessness.

The second training session, Rapid Exit Best Practices I: Lessons from Experience, is scheduled for Monday, May 23. This session will present the fundamentals for implementing a rapid re-housing program, with an emphasis on rapid exit from shelter and supports for residents to maintain housing.

The training is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cathedral Hall at Trinity Commons, 2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115. Lunch will be provided.

Speakers for the training include Marge Wherley, Abt Associates; Angela Glassco, manager of homeless prevention and compliance at EDEN, Inc.; and Cathy Alexander, associate director of Women’s Homeless Services at Mental Health Services, Inc.

Registration is available online. For more information on the training series, contact Angela D'Orazio at (216) 875-4609 or

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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