A Systemic Approach to End Homelessness

Applied Systems Thinking Journal - David Peter Stroh and Michael Goodman

This article provides a case study of how Systems Thinking was applied by the authors with a community brought together by the Battle Creek Homeless Coalition to address the chronic homelessness in surrounding Calhoun County. Through this collaboration involving broad multi-sector representation, the community designed an initiative that is leading to change for lasting social impact. . Systems Thinking is an approach used to develop a shared understanding of why chronic, complex problems exist - as well as where the structural leverage lies to solve such problems in powerful and sustainable ways.