- Research, Evaluation, and Best Practices
Date Published: February 2016
Communities across the country have been developing innovative collaborations between housing and service providers who assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness and the education community. This Continuum of Care (CoC) and Education (ED) Collaboration Case Study describes a promising practice in Washington, D.C. between the CoC, led by the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness (TCP), and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). These organizations work together using a sophisticated, collaborative data sharing system containing student and education-related data that enables the schools, the District of Columbia, and the CoC to improve educational and services outcomes. This case study shares the challenges that the community has experienced, resources and strategies that have supported their success, and key lessons learned from these partnerships.
Keywords: Housing + ED