- 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 Waco, Texas between the CoC and the Waco Independent School District (WISD). These organizations work together using the local CoC’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). The system connects the schools more broadly to the housing and service community while the HMIS data, more specifically, aids the CoC and WISD in effectively linking students with unmet needs and their families to community resources. 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