First of all, hi everyone! I’m back from maternity leave and am now working part time. Okay, now that that’s been established, let me ask a question: how do you calculate chronic homelessness? We know that the federal definition is 6 months in the past year or 18 months in the past 3 years, but …
HIFIS 4 has lots of great features, but one of the things that is missing is an out-of-the-box way for you to handle programs that sort of operate like shelters but sort of don’t. One example of this is communities that have a motel voucher program or something similar, in which homeless clients stay in …
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.
There are two options to record drop-in centre activities in HIFIS 4: Group Activities and Goods & Services.
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 do you record payments associated with your programs in HIFIS 4? This post discusses per diem rates, housing subsidies, program payments, and goods.
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.
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?
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.