Very little is known about the long-term impacts of domestic violence advocacy and effective strategies to assist survivors as they work to avoid homelessness.
- Data from WA DVHF Demonstration Project:
- California DVHF Pilot Process Evaluation
- LifeWire DV Rapid Re-Housing Project Evaluation
- Spotlight on InterIm CDA: Safe and Stable Housing for Immigrant and Refugee DV Survivors
WSCADV is partnering with Dr. Cris Sullivan of Michigan State University who will conduct a research study with four participating Demonstration project agencies: LifeWire and New Beginnings, based in King County, WA and Lower Valley Crisis & Support Services and the YWCA of Yakima based in Yakima County, WA.
Survivors seeking services from these four agencies will be invited to participate in four interviews across 24 months. Researchers will collect detailed information about their backgrounds, economic status, and housing and safety obstacles and examine the match between their needs and the services provided to them. Looking at the changes in housing stability, safety, health, and well-being of survivors and their children, researchers will document the impact the Domestic Violence Housing First approach has on their lives. Survivors began enrolling in the research study starting July 1st, 2017.
Check out the press release: A Promising Approach to Preventing Homelessness Among Survivors of Domestic Violence
Past Evidence for DV Housing First
Findings from the pilot show that women and children are safer, more stable, self-sufficient and empowered to create lives free from violence after participating in DVHF.
- What is DV Housing First?
- DVHF and Survivor Impact
- DVHF and Immigrant and Refugee Survivors
- DVHF and Native American Survivors
- Final Evaluation Report
- Findings from DVHF Evaluation
- Cohort I evaluation summary, July 2011-December 2012
- Cohort II evaluation summary, September 2011-December 2012
- Case Study Analysis for DV Housing First
- Overview of current evidence for best practices in helping DV survivors obtain safe and stable housing