Case Management Certificate Program
VCU Division of Community Engagement’s Nonprofit Learning Point (NLP) and Homeward have announced the formal transition of Homeward’s Case Management Certificate Program to NLP, effective fall of 2009.
See press release here.
In keeping with the goals of the Ten Year Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness in the Richmond Region, Homeward worked with the Case Management Steering Committee to create a case management certificate program that would improve client outcomes through the increased skill and knowledge of case managers.
Homeward would like to thank the partners who made the pilot training program possible from March 2007 to July 2009 by providing free training spaces: United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg, and Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People (CAPUP).
Additionally, we would like to thank all of the instructors for volunteering their time and energy: Carolyn Burdett, Cheryl Williams, Marilyn A. Biggerstaff, Salathia C. Johnson, Joseph Walsh, Katie VanArnam, Carla Turnage, Kia J. Bentley, Katherine Filipic, and Rhonda Thissen.
The program content at NLP will remain largely the same from Homeward’s offerings, with the format of the trainings going to three, two-day trainings.
NLP will offer one course in case management per semester (fall, spring, and summer). Additionally, to reach a broader audience, the content will expand its focus from case management for those who are experiencing homelessness to the case management for those who are living in poverty.
Homeward will continue to grant program certificates to students who complete the NLP case management coursework, which includes the following courses:
- Case Management: The Basics of Working with People Living In Poverty
- Case Management: Effectively Working with Clients
- Case Management: Financial Literacy and Housing