Training and Education

Our training and education department provides skill-building training for homeless service providers. The training sessions increase staff’s ability to effectively assist people experiencing homelessness and people formerly experiencing homelessness, gain a basic understanding and develop skills in the areas of behavioral health, substance abuse, case management, counseling skills, conflict resolution, cultural competency, harm reduction and health education including; disease prevention, hepatitis, health and safety. Our advocacy work focuses on affecting policies that increase access to health care and housing first services.


We are an accomplished leader in providing innovative training and technical assistance to staff of homeless services providers including case management agencies, permanent supportive housing providers, shelters, transitional programs, missions, street outreach programs, clinics, city and government agencies, mental health programs, AIDS residential programs, substance abuse treatment programs, domestic violence shelters, SRO hotels, county departments and other community based organizations to improve skills in addressing the needs of homeless or formerly homeless clients. Over 17,000 individuals have participated in HHCLA's community conferences and agency-based training in the last fifteen years.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available upon request for all of our trainings.


Certified by

Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC)

California Addiction Recovery Specialists (CAS)

California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)

California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).


For more information please contact
Jen Tougas at (213) 381-0512 or

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