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Emergency Shelter Services

Chapter 15: Emergency Shelter Services

Tools to support Emergency Shelter Services to gain insight and direction into some of the requirements outlined in the accreditation standards of Chapter 15: Emergency Shelters can be found via the following link.

15. Emergency Shelters PDF

The list below highlights specific standards where the following tools may be of assistance in addressing elements of certain Chapter 15 standards. To access the tools, click on the underlined sections.

Ensuring Community Follow-up: 15.1.2,15.2.5, 15.7.1  

Driver and Insurance Requirements: 15.1.2,15.2.5  

Harm Reduction Guidelines for Emergency Shelters: 15.1.2, 15.3.2, 15.5.1 

Intake & Assessment Guidelines: 15.5.1-6, 15.6.1, 15.7.1 

Operating Principles for Emergency Shelter Services: 15.1.8, 15.3.2, 15.3.3, 15.8.2, 15.10.1 

Providing Accompaniment and Follow-up Services to Clients outside of the Shelter: 15.1.2,15.2.5, 15.7.1 

Transgender - Policy Template: 15.2.5 

Trauma-Informed Approach: 15.3.3

Under the Influence: 15.5.1, 15.2.5, 15.5.2 

If there are other specific policies, forms, or other documents that you would find helpful as you integrate the Operating Principles into your practice and ensure your emergency shelter is in compliance with Accreditation Standards, please contact Housing & Homelessness Consultant, Amy Fisher at Amy_Fisher@can.salvationarmy.org.