Uses of system modeling to build consensus in homeless intervention funding strategy.
Use a hands-on modeling tool to tell the story of the relationship between homeless funding, intervention choices, and the size of the homeless population. In the hands of your funders, providers, and community members, this interactive, homeless system modeling tool can help drive consensus around funding needs and the most appropriate interventions. Participants will learn how the tool works, review the homeless system data and community data needed to construct their own model, and watch a model and public interface being built using a system modeling software package.
Try out a demo model at https://exchange.iseesystems.com/public/gerritnyland/pchomeless/
Gerrit Nyland, Director of Client Information Systems SW, works for Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, one of the larger social service agencies in Washington State. Although relatively new to homeless services, Gerrit has 25 years of custom information system development experience and a penchant for teaching the occasional database design course at a local University.