Upcoming Events

On this page you’ll find details and registration links for our upcoming events and trainings. Missed one? No worries! Review our resources and references archive.

Youth Focus Group Session | Mar. 25 – Apr. 8
Share feedback on your experience as a teen or young adult navigating Philadelphia’s Continuum of Care. The Office of Homeless Service will use information gathered to complete an annual evaluation of the system and help determine how to better serve youth. Learn how you can participate.
Audience: Youth ages 18 – 24 who have or are currently experiencing homelessness

Previous Events

Rapid Re-Housing: All You Need to Know to Get Started As a Provider | Dec. 8 | 11 a.m.
Learn about the Rapid Rehousing model, its core components and all you need to know to set up and implement a successful Rapid Rehousing (RRH) program. This session is targeted to new and existing program providers interested in standing up new Rapid Rehousing programs.
Audience: Shelter providers, Senior managers, Nonprofit executives, and Board members

Rapid Rehousing Office Hours/Q & A | Dec. 15 | 1 p.m.
Join the Office of Homeless Services for a general live question and answer discussion to encourage and support the expansion of Philly’s RRH network. This session is targeted to new and existing program providers interested in establishing new RRH housing programs.
Audience: Shelter providers, Senior managers, Nonprofit executives, and Board members

Kensington Community Meals Meeting | Dec. 16 | 6 p.m. 
Share your thoughts on how providers can best work together in Kensington. We’ll focus on free meal services, trash, and litter accumulation.
Audience: Kensington Meal Partners

PIT Count Planning Meeting | Dec. 17 | 5:30 p.m.
Hey Philly! Interested in helping shape this year’s PIT count? Come to the PIT Count planning meeting to help design and discuss the Adult and Youth Count surveys and COVID safety measures.
Audience: Providers, Community, RtH members, Youth

Roadmap to Homes Community Meeting | Dec. 21 | 2 p.m.
New date! Learn about new developments and provide feedback on Philadelphia’s efforts to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring. Providers, people with lived experience of homelessness, government partners, and all stakeholders are encouraged to attend.
Audience: Providers, Community, RtH members, Youth

Rapid Rehousing (RRH) SSI SOAR Project | Jan. 13 | 11 a.m.
Learn how your organization can help to secure SSI income for RRH participants who are too disabled to work or age 65 or older. HAP paralegals Melissa Stafford and Patrick (PJ) Brogan will explain the project, detail client eligibility requirements, and outline the referral process.
Audience: RRH providers

Case Management for Time-Limited Assistance: Progressive Engagement and More | Feb. 10 | 11 a.m.
This one-hour session focuses on the distinctions between long term vs. short term case management and time limited assistance. TA providers will discuss a number of case management scenarios to review when short term case management strategies provide sufficient support.
Audience: Rapid Re-Housing and Homeless Prevention Providers

Emergency Shelter Homeless Eligibility and Documentation | Feb. 19 | 10 a.m.
This one-hour session focuses on how HUD determines who is considered homeless, who can access emergency shelter, and how to document that eligibility.
Audience: Emergency Shelter ESG Sub Recipients who conduct their own homeless eligibility determination

Help for the Hurdles: Lowering Barriers to Employment to Achieve Housing Stability | Mar. 9 | 10 a.m.
OHS is piloting a new employment initiative! Offering childcare and transportation assistance, Help for the Hurdles connects Emergency Shelter participants to employment opportunities and long-term career planning with the goal of achieving financial and housing stability. This one-hour session will explain the details of the program and how shelter residents can enroll.
Audience: Emergency Shelter Providers