Chicago Coordinated Entry System (CES) training sessions will be offered for Skilled Assessors, Outreach and Shelter professionals, Housing Providers, as well as general training for key partners in ending homelessness. Listed below are all training sessions on the topics of engaging, assessing, matching, navigating and housing people facing homelessness in Chicago.

Skilled Assessors


Staff serving as Skilled Assessors should be able to engage the population, observe mental health or substance use disorder symptoms, have the capacity to assess individuals enrolled in your agencies program/s, and be users of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Skilled Assessors may also be asked to complete assessments with those not enrolled in your agencies programs if your agency operates a program that will serve as an Access Point. Click here to review the Skilled Assessor Agreement. After your supervisor signs this agreement click here to complete a Skilled Assessor Interest Form.

Skilled Assessor Training Materials

Skilled Assessor Agreement

Coordinated Entry System Skilled Assessor Intro PPT

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Consent

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Privacy Policy Notice

Coordinated Entry System Skilled Assessor Workflow

Chicago Coordinated Entry Standardized Housing Assessment

Youth Vulnerability Index

Individual Vulnerability Index

Family Vulnerability Index

Skilled Assessor Training Evaluation Survey

Skilled Assessor Refresher Video

Skilled Assessor Refresher PPT Slides


Housing Providers
Housing providers, please check out the Matching Provider webinar and materials from prior training sessions posted below.


Matching Training Materials

Eligibility Survey

Matching Request Form

Re-matching Request Form

Housing Provider Matching Webinar

Veteran Housing Provider PPT Presentation

SSVF Request to Pause and Re-Start Matching

Housing Provider Workflow

Contact Protocols


Please view the materials from a variety of training sessions posted below designed for Shelter/Interim Housing, Outreach, and the broader community.


Coordinated Entry System 101

CES 101 PPT Presentation

Family CES 101 PPT Presentation

Healthcare Providers 101 Webinar Recording


Coordinated Entry System Training for Outreach Staff

Targeted Outreach Kick-Off

Shelter Staff

CES Shelter PPT Presentation


Learn how to verify chronic homelessness with a focus on expediting the process of housing people experiencing chronic homelessness while assisting with obtaining needed documentation.



Documenting Chronic Homelessness Training Materials

PSH Verifying Chronic Homelessness PPT Presentation

Chronic Verification Packet

Click here to visit the Coordinated Entry System home page.


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