Co-Location Webinar Series: Part 1 - Co-Location/Co-Working to Increase Access for Survivors

Co-Location Webinar Series

Co-location of DV/SA advocates in various settings can deepen cross-system relationships, provide ready support to survivors navigating those systems, and create multiple opportunities for cross-training and systemic change. An advocacy presence can impact practices to enhance survivor safety, cultivate a deeper understanding of DV/SA dynamics, trauma, and racial inequities, and can often bring the critical issue of safe housing to the forefront. This webinar explores what makes for successful co-location/co-working partnerships, including bridging cultural differences across fields, addressing confidentiality considerations, and ensuring clear delineation of roles while working onsite together. Panelists also provide insight to how such partnerships can be structured, how they improve survivors' experiences, increase racial and gender equity, and how they can contribute to survivors' access to safe housing options.

Panelists:

Oregon Department of Human Services Co-Located Advocacy Program

  • Amber Harchuk, DV Program Lead, OR DHS
  • Norma Obrist, Director of Social Services, Tides of Change (Tillamook, OR)

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Home Visitor Partnership

  • Leigh Hofheimer, Reproductive Justice Program Coordinator, WSCADV
  • Dani Aguilar, Community Outreach Coordinator, YWCA Yakima
  • Katrina Salisbury, Parent Educator, Catholic Charities of Central Washington

Homeless Navigator in Oklahoma City embedded in Palomar (a Family Justice Center)

  • Jessica Bishop, Housing Navigator, Homeless Alliance