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Dear Veteran Community

Subject: Trauma Informed Care for Women Veterans

Safe Homes in partnership with Key Community Stakeholders will be launching a series of community trainings to provide a trifecta approach in serving women veterans. “The Better Opportunity for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) Model” integrates Purposeful/Community Outreach and Engagement with contextually related principles of Trauma-Informed Care. The Official Launch of the BOSS Model will be on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 5:30pm, at the William Factory Small Business Incubator, East 29th Street, Tacoma, Washington. For ticket information: Contact me directly, Janis Clark, (253) 330-6489 or

Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Women’s Bureau (WB) as one of its many efforts to help women veterans who are experiencing homelessness find jobs and successfully reintegrate back to civilian life. Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness was adapted from the Trauma-Informed Organizational Toolkit that was developed by The National Center on Family Homelessness.

The goal of the trainings is designed to strengthen community-based service agencies that work with homeless female veterans in a variety of settings (e.g., emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters, transitional and supportive housing programs, outpatient settings). Leaders within these organizations who are looking to improve their effectiveness in engaging the women veterans they serve are being asked to become “A Champion of Change”.

The BOSS Model Training Schedule for 2016: February 19th, March 17th, May 19th and July 21st at the William Factory Small Business Incubator, East 29th Street, Tacoma, WA. The training is free, but pre-registration is required. Please register early as seating is limited. Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch. To register go to:

The training will focus on:

1. The “Trauma Guide”, a compilation of best practices aimed at improving effectiveness in engage women veterans.

2. The Organizational Self-Assessment, a tool to evaluate current practices and adapt their programming to the needs of women veterans experiencing homelessness.

3. The Web-Based Training (WBT) that highlights the principles of trauma-informed care.

We are excited about this opportunity and hope you will take advantage of the knowledge being provided. This is an educational experience you don’t want to miss. For more information contact me, Janis Clark directly at or (253) 330-6489 or visit our website


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