As shelter programs are working through converting their units to accommodate more families during this crisis, we want to encourage sharing of models, successes and challenges. We received the following question from a member, so wanted to put it out to the cyber world to get some answers and ideas:
Q: As we begin thinking about our co-sheltering experiment, we have decided that something close to a congregate staffing model, with 24/7 staff on-site or possibly very near by is the way to go. Any suggestions about staffing models in terms of FTEs, shifts, etc. What are some best practices and approaches that work?