Manual for pilot of collaborative fidelity assessment of Housing First programs

Manual for Pilot of Collaborative Fidelity Assessment of Housing First Programs

The piloting of a collaborative fidelity assessment of Housing First (HF) programs is being initiated by the EENet’s Ontario Housing First Regional Network - Community of Interest (OHFRN-COI). With the objective of promoting high quality implementation of the HF model, the OHFRN-COI will be working with four community agencies delivering HF over the next eight months to train their personnel on how to conduct HF fidelity assessments and participate in an exchange in which two agencies cross over and conduct fidelity assessments for each other. The regions chosen for the collaborative fidelity assessment pilot are south-western Ontario and Ottawa.

Geoff Nelson and Tim Aubry, Co-Chairs of the OHFRN-COI are seeking agencies from these two regions to participate in this pilot. Fidelity assessments are typically conducted by external assessment team. In this pilot we want to determine the feasibility of a networking, collaborative approach to fidelity assessment. We believe that such an approach can build the capacity of HF programs to learn from and assist one another to promote high fidelity implementation of HF.

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The OHFRN-COI is intended to assist communities across Ontario to develop, evaluate, and improve Housing First (HF) programs based on the Pathways model tested, adapted, and shown to be effective in the At Home/Chez Soi Demonstration Project. This CoI is supported by EENet, part of the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. 

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