Training and Professional Development

Through our monthly General Membership meetings, case manager trainings, and special initiatives, the Coalition offers many opportunities for training and professional development to our members.

Staff and volunteers working at our member organizations benefit from networking, training, peer learning, and the chance to lead advocacy and education efforts as part of our Membership Meetings and trainings. 

Upcoming Trainings:

The Coalition offers high quality trainings each quarter that help case managers and direct service providers do their jobs well and stay informed about key issues affecting their clients. We work with local experts to secure skilled trainers who can speak with authority, focus on practical skills and applied knowledge, and provide accurate and timely information.

Public Benefits 101 – Workshop full, sign up for waitlist

This workshop gives an overview of public assistance programs offered by the State of Washington. Presenters Sara Robbins and Katie Scott with the Benefits Legal Assistance Program at Solid Ground will cover the basics of eligibility and enrollment and share their insights on helping others navigate the system. Click Here to sign up for the waitlist.

When: Tuesday, December 10th 9am – noon. Sign-in at 8:30am
Where: Seola Gardens (Community Room), 11215 5th Ave SW, Suite B, Seattle, WA 98146
Who: Service providers and community members who assist with state benefits enrollment 
Cost: Free! Workshop is full, but you can sign up for the waitlist. 

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Click here for information about our upcoming General Membership Meetings

Past trainings have educated our members about:

  • Public Benefits 101
  • Naloxone Training for Behavioral Health and Housing Providers
  • Working with Immigrants
  • What does Health Care Reform mean for people who are homeless?
  • Helping Homeless Students – McKinney-Vento 101
  • Tenant Screening
  • Economic Stability & Workforce Training
  • Navigating SSI/SSDI applications
  • Street Drugs 101
  • Harm Reduction in Theory and Practice
  • Working with Interpreters 
  • Domestic Violence & Housing First
  • Legal Assistance