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Webinar Materials - Expanding Access to Service Coordination: Two Models of Braiding Funding

Materials are now available for the Housing and Services Resource Center (HSRC) January 31, 2024 webinar, Expanding Access to Service Coordination: Two Models of Braiding Funding.

Service coordination can help people achieve and maintain housing stability, wellness, and independence by identifying and connecting the services and supports they want and need. Examples of service coordination activities include person-centered counseling, options counseling, care coordination, and care management.

Many older adults, people with disabilities, and people who are experiencing (or are at risk of experiencing) homelessness would benefit from improved access to service coordination. One strategy to increase access to service coordination is “braiding,” which involves lacing funds from multiple sources, each funding unique activities, together to support a common goal while maintaining the specific program identity of each individual funding source.

This HSRC webinar featured two models for braiding funding streams across sectors to maximize the use of existing resources and broaden access to service coordination in a sustainable way. Presenters discuss program structure, funding and braiding process, partnerships, and outcomes. Webinar participants from disability and aging networks and in health, homelessness, and housing organizations can gain ideas for adapting these models to extend access to service coordination throughout their communities.

To learn more about service coordination and access tools, visit the HSRC Service Coordination site.

This webinar is part of an HSRC series on partnerships between systems that can help older adults, people with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness access all available resources and ultimately secure stable housing in the community.

Last modified on 02/12/2024

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