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Added Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Action Alliance

Serving Survivors of Domestic Violence with Rapid Re-Housing

Kris Billhardt provided a great presentation at the 2016 Annual National Alliance to End Homelessness conference on serving Domestic Violence (DV) survivors with rapid re-housing (RRH). Former director of Volunteers of America in Multnomah County, Oregon, and current principal of her own consulting firm, Kris has worked in the domestic violence movement for over 30 years. Kris is a pioneer in finding housing solutions that meet the needs of DV survivors experiencing homelessness. And she has found over her many years of experience that housing solutions are central – not tangential – to helping DV survivors. Increased housing stability is a significant predictor of improvements for DV survivors in many areas of life:

  • Increased safety, decreased vulnerability to abuse
  • Lower levels of PTSD and depression
  • Higher quality of life
  • Increased ability to sustain employment
  • Improvements in children’s outcomes

Click here to access the webinar slides.


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