The August 2014 “From Outputs to Outcomes: A New Approach to Ending Homelessness” edition of Parity





Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons

Chapter 1: Perspectives on Ending Homelessness

Ending Homelessness: Questioning Outputs for Better Outcomes

Dr Rodney Fopp, University of South Australia

Seeking Common Ground

Jed Donoghue PhD, Stream Manager, Housing and Homeless Services, The Salvation Army, Australia Southern Territory

Homelessness Outcomes: It’s Not Just About the House…

Mark Planigale and Dr Tonya Stebbins, Lirata Consulting

Only Housing Will End Homelessness

Felicity Reynolds, CEO Mercy Foundation

The Push to End Chronic Homelessness is Working

David Bornstein

The Role of Collective Impact in the Drive to End Homelessness in Brisbane: The ‘500 Lives 500 Homes Campaign’

Ross Westoby and Karyn Walsh, Micah Projects Inc. Coordinator

More than Outcomes: A Lesson From the Common Ground Model

Dr Tom Baker, Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Newcastle

Chapter 2: Housing First and Rapid re-housing in Theory and Practice

From Homelessness to a Permanent Home: A Wentworth Community Housing ‘Housing First’ Story

Kerry Dolaghan, Acting Manager, Community Services Team, Wentworth Community Housing

Paying Your Way to Sustainable Housing: Accessing Housing Through Employment

Samantha Pielichaty, Hutt St Centre

Youth Private Rental Access Program as a Rapid Re-Housing Model

Laura Di Felice, Youth Private Rental Access Program, The Salvation Army Crisis Services, Youth and Family Services

Chapter 3: From Outputs to Outcomes

Outcomes or Have We Made a Difference?

Sarah Toohey, Manager, Policy and Communications, Council to Homeless Persons

Outcomes: We Would Like to Make a Difference

George Hatvani, Service Development and Research Manager, HomeGround Services

The Potential and Limitations of an Outcomes Measurement Framework for the Homelessness Sector

Dr Sharon Andrews, RMIT University, Dr Lisa Harris, RMIT University, and Jenny Plant, General Manager, Crises Services Network, Salvation Army

The Journey Toward Homelessness Service Outcomes Measurement

Desiree Nangle, Evaluation Manager and Sophia Harryba, PhD, Research Officer, Anglicare Western Australia (WA)

From Outputs to Outcomes: The Usefulness of Program Logic

Paul Zanatta, Executive Manager, Social Policy and Research, VincentCare Victoria

More than Measurement: An Outcomes Approach to Practice

Dr Lisa Harris, RMIT University and Dr Sharon Andrews, RMIT University

Consumer Voices — What Are the Outcomes we Actually Want?

Consumer Voices is a regular feature in Parity. Articles are written by and with consumers to ensure they have a say about the issues that directly affect them.

Improving Outcomes for Homeless Children and Families: What do Front-Line Homelessness Service Staff Need to Know?

Dr Yvonne Parry and Julian Grant, Flinders School of Nursing and Midwifery, Flinders University and Ms Lynette Burke, Aboriginal Family Worker, Taikurtinna Wiltarnendi Program, Family and Support Services, Uniting Care Wesley, Port Adelaide

Measuring Our Outcomes by Measuring Kids’ Outcomes with PACES: How SA’s Together 4 Kids program measures its accountability to its clients — kids aged 0 to 12

Dr Jamie Lee, Deborah Lockwood and Dr Rebecca Feo, Relationships Australia (SA), Together4Kids Specialist Children’s Therapeutic Service

Opinion (1)

Jason Davies-Kildea

Manager of The Salvation Army Victoria Social Program and Policy Unit

Opinion (2)

Nick Sabel

Chief Executive Officer, Wentworth Community Housing