Urban Alliance facilitates monthly groups that give service providers who participate in UA initiatives Charis or Beyond the Basics the opportunity to build skills, share resources, earn CEUs and develop networks of support. The groups also give space discussions about challenging situations and help service providers increase their self-awareness of their program’s service delivery.

Individuals from 6 different organizations in the Urban Alliance network, who provide case management services through basic needs or health ministries, participate in monthly Beyond The Basics reflective supervision meetings, and on average, 9 counselors participate in monthly Charis peer consultation group meetings.

In addition, once or twice a year, opportunities to earn continuing education credits are offered to counselors through the Charis peer consultation group.

The Charis peer consultation group is open to Christian counselors and care providers who participate in Charis, or are interested in participating. And, representatives from organizations that are receiving support from Urban Alliance to provide case management services as part of their basic needs programs or ministries are invited to attend the Beyond the Basics reflective supervision group.

For more information about participating in Beyond the Basics, Charis, or a peer consultation or reflective supervision group, contact Jessica Sanderson, Urban Alliance’s senior Director of Research & Strategy, at jessica.sanderson@urbanalliance.com or 860.986.7461.