Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness set the goal to end homelessness among military veterans in 2015. Ensuring that veterans get and stay successfully housed requires strong bridges to mainstream resources and benefits, especially healthcare services such as targeted case management, substance abuse and mental health treatment. This peer-to-peer webinar will support CoC and ESG grantees and other stakeholders with accomplishing the Opening Doors goal by exploring two examples of communities that have made great progress in ending veteran homelessness.
Opening Remarks: Roula K. Sweis, M.A., Psy.D., Supervisory Program Advisor, HUD’s Office of the Assistant Secretary, Community Planning and Development
- Dr. Cynthia Dodge, Director of the VA’s Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) for southern Nevada
- Tim Burch, Director of the Clark County, NV Department of Social Services
- Annamaria Gueco, Supportive Housing Department Manager, Sound MentalHealth, King County, WA
- Lisa Farsje,Substance Use Disorder Specialist, VA Supported Housing, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System
By the end of the webinar, audience members will learn:
- How a VA resource center and the Continuum of Care’s homeless coordinated entry system have integrated their processes and programing to target homeless veterans and help assure that they are aware of, and directed to, all the VA, community-based and SSI/ Medicaid resources for which they are eligible.
- Successful strategies for delivering mental health and substance use treatment, as well as coordinating other support services needed by formerly homeless veterans in permanent supportive housing.
- Innovative strategies and approaches to community-wide collaborations to move chronically homeless veterans off the streets and into long-term, appropriate housing and healthcare services.
- The personal story of one PSH resident who successfully negotiated this transition.
The webinar is limited to 1,000 participants and registration is required to join the webinar.
To register, please complete and submit the Webinar Registration Form.Once registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the webinar meeting link and call-in number.
If you are unable to participate in the webinar you can still view it at a later time. The webinar will be recorded and available for future viewing on the HUD Exchange Training and Events page. Materials referenced by the presenters will also be available through the HUD Exchange.
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