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People Experiencing Homelessness : Training Resources

Resources to support homeless community members in the Skagit Valley College Service District.

Ryan Dowd: Trauma, Compassion & Training

Ryan Dowd speaks thoughtfully in front of books



Ryan is the Executive Director of a large homeless shelter outside of Chicago, Illinois.

An expert at the practical intersections of trauma & compassion, Dowd regularly travels the country training libraries, police departments, schools and other organizations on how to work compassionately with challenging homeless individuals.

Dowd's Training Online

All Washington residents have access to Dowd's online training resources through the Washington State Library. 

Online course about homelessness

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