What if a OneHome household is fleeing Domestic Violence?

Answer

For instances of domestic violence or sexual assault, survivors should first be given resources relating to their safety needs, prior to being surveyed with a VI-SPDAT. Advocates can refer to 2-1-1 during business hours, or 800-799-SAFE after normal business hours. It is a survivor's choice whether or not to access these resources. 

OneHome and DV advocates have a process by which to administer the VI-SPDAT once the survivor is in a safe situation. If a survivor is connected with a DV shelter that administers the VI-SPDAT, the DV shelter should be the one that surveys the survivor. They have a process by which to ensure participant confidentiality and safety via Coordinated Entry.