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Training Institute



We are pleased to introduce the Coalition’s new Training Institute!


Our Training Institute provides support and connection to valuable resources for our Shelter Providers’ Consortium members and beyond, especially during a time when funding and resources are scarce. The Training Institute’s mission is to act as a bridge between training opportunities and shelter locations, thereby closing the gap for shelters seeking cost-effective, high-quality training for their staff. Our vision is to be the go-to training support and resource library for all homeless shelters across New Jersey, and to set a standard of excellence for other coalitions and groups serving those experiencing homelessness nationally.

Our Training Institute believes that providing high quality training to staff working with individuals and families experiencing homelessness:

Improves the overall experience for those experiencing homelessness when they stay in a shelter

Helps staff feel more secure and supported in their positions, supporting lower staff turnover across organizations

Brings necessary information to all levels of staff, creating consistency in care


Have training requests?  Want specific training? 


This survey is designed to collect data and information about the staff training needs of all of our member shelters.


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Current Training Offerings through NJCEH

KnowBe4 Cybersecurity training

The Training Institute's first project was to secure cost-effective, high quality cybersecurity training for our member shelters to have access to through the platform, KnowBe4. Not only do they offer fun and engaging content, but we were also able to negotiate a deal with KnowBe4 to provide access to their ongoing training for 500 of our shelters' staff members for a very low yearly cost of $8.50 per person.  Because we have seen the damage firsthand that a lack of this type of valuable training can have on an organization, we are excited to share this opportunity with you. 


Other Training Opportunities:


 NJ Harm Reduction Coalition

Learn more about the NJ Harm Reduction Coalition’s free monthly naloxone training.


(It takes place on the 3rd Thursday of every month on Zoom.)


SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Center

Learn more about the training offerings provided by SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Center. These trainings are self-paced and focus on adults, children, and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Topics include:

  • Trauma-informed outreach and engagement

  • Supporting people who use methamphetamine

  • Whole-person care for opioid use disorder

  • Serious mental illness and homelessness

  • Introduction to treatment models and engagement

  • Introduction to housing models, housing navigation, and engagement


HUD Exchange

The HUD Exchange has many free on-demand training videos on various topics related to working with those experiencing homelessness.


The National Center for Homeless Education offers webinars throughout the year on many topics, all offered for free.

Request a Training

Please reach out to share your needs. We are happy to work with you to find quality, cost-effective trainings for your staff. We look forward to working with you!

Have a Training you provide?

Get in contact with us! We’d be happy to discuss your training offerings and arrange to host you for our Consortium members.

For information about NJCEH’s trainings, technical assistance, or any inquiries, please email Alex Pillion, Training Institute Director at

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