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Homeless services providers study - participate in the survey today!


If you are a homeless services provider, or you know someone who fits that description, there is still time to participate in a statewide survey to help inform solutions to better manage and address workplace stress and trauma. Please use the survey link below by the end of August 1 at 5 p.m. to help inform this study. Use the password: HSPStrauma to log in and complete the survey.

Take the survey!

Upon completion of the survey, respondents are eligible for a $10 electronic gift. For questions about or accommodations for the survey, please contact Melodie Garcia of BDS Planning at

About the study:

Across Washington State, homeless service providers working in shelters, outreach, and permanent supportive housing disproportionately suffer from workplace stress and trauma. The Washington State Department of Commerce is working with BDS Planning and D-Fine Concepts to develop recommendations and potential interventions to support homeless service providers who work in traumatizing environments, to better manage and address workplace stress and trauma. To develop these recommendations, BDS Planning will conduct a series of surveys, focus groups, and conversations with frontline homeless service providers around the state, and analyze the results with the help of an Advisory Committee comprised of homeless service providers from across the state.

Phase I of this study is a survey for Homeless Service Providers in Washington state. This survey is for personnel of permanent supportive housing, homeless shelter staff, outreach workers, and others who professionally provide homeless services in Washington state.

In community,

John Stovall
Special Policy Projects Manager


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