Staff Learning and Development Program
This PEWL project is aimed at provider agency and operations staff per shelter, program analysts, program administrators, executive level positions and those who provide shared services. The goal of the city’s Department of Homeless Services is to prevent homelessness when possible; provide temporary, emergency shelter when needed and to help individuals and families transition rapidly into permanent housing. Collaborating with other public agencies and nonprofit partners, DHS works to prevent homelessness before it occurs, reduce street homelessness, and assist New Yorkers in transitioning from shelter into permanent housing. DHS remains committed to meeting its legal mandate to provide temporary emergency shelter to those experiencing homelessness in a safe and respectful environment. For more information, contact Tanja Carter-Searls.
In February 2020, DSS partnered with PEWL to deliver Anti-Bias/Trauma-Informed Training to about 17,000 DSS employees. The goal of the program is to expand DSS, HRA, and DHS staffs’ awareness and knowledge of how individual and structural bias, including but not limited to racism, and trauma influence behavior and decision-making in the workplace, and provide tools to adjust automatic patterns of thinking and mitigate bias. The budget for this nearly three year partnership is $3.5 million. For more information, contact Dorothea Nixon.