Studies from across the country confirm that there is a strong connection between domestic violence and homelessness. This training will provide an overview of the homeless response system, with an emphasis on those experiencing Category 4 of Homelessness- Fleeing/Attempting to Flee Domestic Violence. The training will thoroughly discuss the practice of shelter diversion, with an emphasis on how to have efficient and effective diversion conversions in a person-centered, trauma-informed, and housing-focused way. Shelter Diversion is a practice that all should be skilled in as it is a strategy that prevents homelessness at the front door by helping people identify immediate alternative housing arrangements to shelter and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing. Best practices utilized within the homeless response system such as housing first and trauma informed care will also be reviewed. This training will walk participants through CT’s homeless response system, from the 211 call to connecting to services. Presented by the Connecticut Coalition the End Homelessness.