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Spotlighting Two Communities that are Successfully Coordinating Healthcare and Housing Resources to End Veteran Homelessness - A Hear from Your Peers Webinar


Originally planned for Tuesday, September 29th, this webinar has been rescheduled to October 6th from 3:30 to 5:00 PM EDT. Please register below to attend.

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.

Panelists include:

  • 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
  • Michele Fuller-Hallauer, Continuum of Care Coordinator, Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition – Committee on Homelessness
  • Annamaria Gueco, Supportive Housing Department Manager, Sound Mental Health, 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.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Donald P. Chamberlain | 206-409-8588 | donald@sound-thinking.org


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