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Fun with Custom Tables: Landlord Engagement

In HIFIS, every action typically needs to be attached to a Client. For example: you do a referral for a Client; you do a SPDAT with a Client; you make case notes about a Client. Most of the time, this isn’t a problem, except when it is.

How to Record Shelter Diversion in HIFIS 4

Communities often ask about the best way to record shelter diversion in HIFIS 4.  This is another area where there is no clear answer.  There are a few good options, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.  But first, let’s talk about what diversion means in your community.

How to Record a Client’s Support Network in HIFIS 4

Many communities want to record a client’s next of kin or support network, but they don’t like the Contacts module. This post shows you two alternatives to record contact people for your HIFIS 4 clients.

How to Record Street Outreach in HIFIS 4

Because street outreach is usually targeted towards people who are unsheltered, staff are working with a population that is traditionally more difficult to quantify. That means that it’s even more useful to collect good data, but the question remains – where to record it?

How to Record Sexual Orientation in HIFIS 4

Communities frequently ask me how to record sexual orientation in HIFIS, particularly ones receiving CHPI funding. No field in HIFIS specifically asks the user for the client’s sexual orientation, so it’s not clear where the best place to record it is.  Here are 3 ways you can record this information in HIFIS 4.