What is Regionalization?
The world has changed significantly over the past 30 years. How we provide services needs to change as well.
Domestic violence programs participating in the Domestic Violence Housing First Demonstration Project are exploring the concept of Regionalization, a way for programs to come together, develop a shared vision, and coordinate a plan to address the needs of survivors in the community together.
What does Regionalization look like?
Domestic violence programs in a region come together to explore new ways to collaborate. They are asking:
- Do we all need to provide every service to survivors?
- How can we—as a group of organizations—best respond to the range of needs of survivors in our community?
- How can we work together to reach the most marginalized survivors in our community?
- How can we coordinate with other systems in our area to improve resources and access for survivors?
Programs are exploring regionalization to reduce the obstacles survivors face in getting the help they need. The idea is that when programs across a region collaborate, it does not matter what door a survivor walks through, they will get help meeting their needs.