The Pierce Family Foundation announced the publication of Equipped and Ready: A Best Practices Manual for Preparing Homeless Services Staff to Succeed. This is free for use and can be downloaded here.
This manual like all of our work, was inspired by our grantees, who sought a resource to help them with the training and retention of qualified staff members. Our goal with Equipped and Ready is to provide a starting point of best practices, resources, sample documents, and policies that will help homeless service providers train new staff, or to train current staff in new programs. It is our hope that the information provided will allow organizations to build capacity and function more effectively by streamlining processes.
The Pierce Family Foundation believes in sharing knowledge across the nonprofit sector, and we encourage users of Equipped and Ready to forward it to colleagues and others in the field.