At CSH, we believe it’s better in the long term to teach communities how to do something effectively for themselves rather than our organization trying to do it all for them. We have the expertise; we have the experience; but local providers, advocates and leaders know their communities best. And they want to learn from us so they can build their own capacity to address homelessness.
That’s the thinking behind the Action Camps we are holding in various parts of the nation to end chronic and veteran homelessness.
Each Action Camp is a two-day quality improvement workshop where a cross-section of the community confronts the biggest barriers standing in the way of ending chronic and veteran homelessness. The goals are to help communities find homes for more people and equip them with problem-solving tools so that they can test and refine their approaches for years to come.
The photo above shows CSH staff and others engaged in a learning exercise at an Action Camp held this week in Detroit, Michigan.