London Exchange 2016

I’m participating in the 2016 Transatlantic Practice Exchange through the National Alliance to End Homelessness and Homeless Link UK. From April 18 – 29, I’ll be placed with Depaul UK to learn from them about the great work they do. Specifically, I’ll be looking at best practices for serving youth and young adults experiencing homelessness…

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Catching up on my blogging from my final week in the UK #homelesslearning — Rachel Yoder (@racheldyoder) May 8, 2016

Of Programs & Partnerships: Lessons from Newcastle

This is the second of my late blog posts from my final week in the UK. Last weekend I recapped my time in Whitley Bay on Wednesday. Today, I’m recapping my final day in the North East before I headed back to London for my final day. On Thursday, I was able to tour a…

Youth Residents & Volunteers: Whitley Bay Lessons

I’ve been remiss at blogging the rest of my time in the UK. I’m back in the States as of Saturday and have had a whirlwind of a week back. So, here are a few final posts on my time in London. I spent Wednesday and Thursday of last week visiting Depaul UK sites in…

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Great to see the fabulous work @NHyouthcentre this morning! Good way to spend my last day in London #homelesslearning — Rachel Yoder (@racheldyoder) April 29, 2016

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Jam packed day of visiting sites in the North East. Great people, space, and learning #homelesslearning — Rachel Yoder (@racheldyoder) April 28, 2016

Holistic Organizational Values

I wrote this while on a train to Newcastle, and found myself increasingly distracted by the adorable lambs peppering the landscape, so this may be a bit rambly and please bear with me.  I’ve had some wonderful visits with Depaul UK and some of their great partner organizations, which I’m excited to share in future…

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(2/2) Set-up of the bldg is great w/ drop-in & hub of offices. Integration, availability, & safe space for the win! #homelesslearning — Rachel Yoder (@racheldyoder) April 27, 2016

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(1/2) Good day learning from @DepaulUK in Whitley Bay office #homelesslearning — Rachel Yoder (@racheldyoder) April 27, 2016

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Talking life skills, education, & employment – "education is helping people think about things outside of their own mind." #homelesslearning — Rachel Yoder (@racheldyoder) April 27, 2016

“We are not a baked bean factory”: Days 4 and 5

On Thursday, I visited with the good folks at the Creekside Foyer for an overview of the program and the Greenwich Pathway it is a part of. The Greenwich Pathway is made up of approximately 140 beds in 4 clusters: Creekside Foyer, East, Central, and West. Creekside Foyer is a single 42-bed site, while each of the…

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Feeling grateful for the passionate ppl in homeless services in the UK and US, and great hope for what we can accomplish #homelesslearning — Rachel Yoder (@racheldyoder) April 22, 2016