Wendy Scott, LCSW and Beyond GUM program director, is one of 5 candidates from the United States chosen for a prestigious international work exchange program.
Wendy will be working in southern England for two weeks with a homeless services agency, learning firsthand about strategies used in the UK to address homelessness.
Five candidates from the UK will also study in the United States this spring.
Exchange participants will explore a practice area of interest with host agencies and other organizations in the community where they are working. Findings, experiences and observations are shared in blogs, community forums and an exchange report. You can see the 2016 report here.
The Transatlantic Practice Exchange is hosted by the National Alliance to End Homelessness in the United States and Homeless Link in the United Kingdom. Funded by the Oak Foundation, the exchange is designed to develop leaders in the homeless services sector and consider innovative approaches to removing barriers and focus on solutions for those experiencing homelessness.
Stay tuned for updates from Wendy during the year as she shares her experiences.