In order to build a house, you might need a hammer, measuring tape, and screwdrivers. In order to bake a cake, you might need a mixer, measuring cups, bowls, and a cake pan. What tools do you need to improve your service delivery or organization, or know more about your community, or end homelessness? One of the most essential tools in the human services sector is a valid, reliable, and consistent tool that allows for a definitive assessment of the needs of clients. Without a proper assessment of clients, chances are very good that resources will be allocated inefficiently – perhaps through a first come, first served system or serving the squeakiest wheel first. OrgCode has developed the gold standard of assessment tools, the SPDAT. Now in its fourth year, the SPDAT is available in multiple versions to meet your needs, and is even integrated with many HMIS programs.
Our Tools You Can Use
Crisis Plan Worksheet
A tool for proactively preparing people for possible crises in their lives, and ensuring they have an active voice in the care that ensues – as best as possible. This tool is integrated as part of the Excellence in Housing-Based Case Management training series.
Effective Exit Planning Worksheet
A tool for helping prepare individuals and families that have been part of support programs in decreasing and then ceasing their involvement with the supports, while promoting ongoing housing stability. This tool is integrated as part of the Excellence in Housing-Based Case Management training series.
Quality of Life Indicators Survey
This short survey is intended to help assess changes in quality of life among clients who were homeless and have since been housed.