The Homeless Coalition provides training for CoC members as well as the general community. Regular ongoing training is essential to understanding the “best practices” in serving those experiencing homelessness. It provides our CoC and our community the ability to perform well at both the local and national levels and helps us get closer to achieving our ultimate goal of ending homelessness for all.


Come join us from 11:00am-12:00pm for our first lunch and learn Landlord Engagement training series!  This 3-week series will review the following:

  • Week 1: From Application to Expiration: Effective Landlord Engagement (7/12/22)
  • Week 2: Leasing: How is a Tenant Protected (7/19/22)
  • Week 3: Maximize Housing Success and Retention: How the Landlord Engagement Program Supports You (7/26/22)

CLICK HERE to register for this training series.

This 1-day follow-up training will build on material covered in the basic motivational interviewing training. Note: Participants must have completed a basic motivational interviewing training prior to attending this training.

This training will introduce participants to a brief system for coding motivational interviewing, both in terms of its relational and technical elements, and discuss ways to modify motivational interviewing for more difficult interactions.

CLICK HERE to register for the next Motivational Interviewing training.

This is an overview of the Coordinated Entry processes from start to finish including systems and practices.

CLICK HERE to register for the Coordinated Entry 101 training on May 23, 2022 from 2:30 pm-4:00 pm.

This training covers how to document homelessness to prove chronicity. We cover third-party letters, self-affidavits, verification of disability, and the Chronic List Cohort.

CLICK HERE to register for the Chronicity Training training on May 26, 2022 from 2:30 pm-3:30 pm.

This is an overview of Harm Reduction, interventions, key principles, cycle of stigma, review of stages of change, best practices, overdose and overdose prevention.

CLICK HERE to register for the Harm Reduction training on June 8, 2022 from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

Boot Camp is incredibly valuable for anyone who wants to learn more about homeless services in our community. Attendees learn about what the Continuum of Care is, how it functions, important systems we work with, best practices in case management, and other useful resources available to those experiencing homelessness. Boot camp is offered twice per month on the first and fourth Tuesday of each month.

BOOT CAMP LIVE! is an in-person training offered on the first Tuesday of each month and includes a walking tour of the shelters on Lancaster.

BOOT CAMP: Video Tours is an in-person training with video tours of the shelters. This training occurs on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

CLICK HERE to register for the next Boot Camp training.

Interested in scheduling Boot Camp for your group? Contact our training team for more information.

The training will cover CAS workflow from match creation to housed, this includes case managers’ responsibilities when interacting with housing matches. Additionally, best practices when using the Warehouse will be covered including linking the importance of Warehouse and ETO as they relate to housing matches in CAS.  Contact our coordinated entry team for more information.

CLICK HERE to register for the next CAS/Warehouse best practices training.

The Housing Assessment Tool (HAT) training will cover why the CoC decided to move away from the VI-SPDATv2, why it is an effective tool, best practices for usage, and provide an opportunity for attendees to conduct mock assessments with support from the trainer.  Contact our coordinated entry team for more information.

CLICK HERE to register for the next HAT training.

Diversion 1.0 – This course will help you understand the basics of Diversion: what it is, when to use it and why. We will also discuss the mindset of diversion, the impact of a crisis, how to approach the situation and review the 9 steps to effective diversion. CLICK HERE to register for the next Diversion 1.0 training.

Diversion 2.0 – This training will thoroughly discuss the diversion conversation and data entry, with an emphasis on creating connections, active empathetic listening, strengths and support exploration, and linkage to services and community resources. CLICK HERE to register for the next Diversion 2.0 training.

This training covers communication between HHSC & Workforce, outreach by Workforce, Choices participation requirements, employment services available, non-compliance, Good Cause, and transitional benefits.

CLICK HERE to register for the next Choices training.

You can register for any of our upcoming training through our Training Newsletter or from our events calendar. CLICK HERE to view our events calendar.  Don’t receive our Training Newsletter?  Contact our TRAINING TEAM to get signed up.


Learn the application process for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Employment Program for Self-sufficiency. The training covers the history of welfare, eligibility points/documentation, Choices Employment Program for TANF recipients, benefits participants are eligible to receive, and assistance available after gaining employment.

Contact our training team to view the recording of this training.

TANF 2022 Presentation

Communication is something everyone does every day. Yet, it is far and away one of the most difficult skills to learn. So many opportunities for conversations to go right or wrong. So many ways to change the meaning of words, intentions, and actions. In this session, participants will talk about the obstacles to good communication, how to improve your communication using empathy and intentionality, and how to make every conversation lead to trust-filled relationships.

Contact our training team to view the recording of this training.

Effective and Empathetic Communication Presentation

Homelessness does not discriminate and does not define the student or family experiencing it. Homelessness is everywhere and everyone could potentially experience it. Providers will help to deepen knowledge and expansion of the basic requirements or needs of McKinney-Vento students and families. This training was provided by Lesley Cathey, M.Ed. of Region 11.

Contact our training team to view the recording of this training.

McKinney-Vento Presentation

This training covers a detailed overview of Medicaid programs. Provided by Kay Gollihugh of the Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County

Contact our training team to view the recording of this training.

This training covers a short history of the Food Stamp program & application process, able-bodied adults without dependents, SNAP employment & training program, participation requirements, services available, non-compliance, and good cause. Provided by Kay Gollihugh of the Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County

Contact our training team to view the recording of this training.

Human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal industry in the world, with more than 40 million victims worldwide. And it’s happening today — in our communities.  Training provided by Unbound.

Contact our training team to view the recording of this training.

Fair Housing 101 training is designed to make participants aware of the basic fair housing laws in the local jurisdiction. Participants will come away with a knowledge of who is protected by the Fair Housing Act, what behaviors violate the fair housing laws, and what to do when those laws have been violated. Presented by Camille Brown – Director of Advocacy and Education.

Contact our training team to view the recording of this training.

211 is an information and resource helpline that is available throughout 95% of the United States as well as the entire state of Texas. The training will cover in-depth information about 211, how to contact 211, what kinds of resources can be offered to help seekers, how 211 is involved in disaster situations, what the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry is, and a general review of and how to search for resources on the site. Presented by Amy Callaway – 211 Outreach & Disaster Coordinator.

Contact our training team to view the recording of this training. 


As a condition of membership, individuals who are a part of a CoC Member agency or individuals who are Homeless Coalition members are allowed to attend all Homeless Coalition sponsored training free of charge. All non-members will be charged a training registration fee for any Homeless Coalition sponsored training. CLICK HERE to view training fees. 

Cancellation fees will apply to anyone (member or non-member) who does not provide at least 24hours’ notice of cancellation.

If you have questions please contact Shannon Barnes.