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ORGANIZATION: The Homeless Hub
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014
What is a tweet chat?

A tweet chat is a scheduled conversation on Twitter that is linked by a specific hashtag. A hashtag is a combination of words/numbers that follow the '#' symbol and are used to link information together. It allows for conversations to be easily tracked. We will be using #HHChat. Anyone can participate by simply tweeting and adding the designated hashtag. You...

ORGANIZATION: Oxford House, Inc.
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

We are pleased to welcome J. Paul Molloy, who is the co-founder of Oxford House and has been serving as its CEO for more than 20 years. Mr. Molloy is a member of the D.C. Bar and before Oxford House, was a law partner in a Chicago firm. Mr. Molloy is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers in Bladensburg and Baltimore, Maryland. He won the 2003 Harry V. McNeill Award from the American...

ORGANIZATION: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009
Audio Conference: Tuesday, March 24, 2009: 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

**The National Alliance to End Homelessness is hosting this audio conference. If you are having trouble joining, please contact NAEH at 1-202-638.1526.**

On Tuesday, March 24 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET, the National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance) and the Corporation for Supportive Housing...

RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

An interview with H. Westley Clark, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., CAS, FASAM, noted author and Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). Each month, “Ask the Expert” features an interview with a leading expert on homelessness or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

Site visitors are welcome to propose ideas for people to interview or send us questions they would like...

ORGANIZATION: SAMHSA
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

When we think about ending homelessness, there are many ways to conceptualize the problems and solutions. Some people think on the level of individuals, while others look at program-level outcomes. Recent plans to end homelessness developed by many communities often encourage a system-level approach. But what does that mean? David Peter Stroh of Bridgeway Partners sheds light on Systems Thinking as a way to solve tough problems.

David...

ORGANIZATION: Homelessness Resource Center (HRC)
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Katie Volk interviews “Mr. Larry” about how he provides hope for those he serves. He describes how he approaches his homeless outreach work using his background as an ordained minister, and how it helps him and his clients.

Q: What is your background?
A: I am an ordained minister and a certified nurse’s aide.  

Q: Where do you work now?
A: I’m part of the outreach team at Primary Health Care in Des Moines, Iowa.  I’...

ORGANIZATION: Homelessness Resource Center (HRC)
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Housing First is a program of Shelter Network in San Mateo County. The program strives to move families and individuals out of the shelters into permanent housing as quickly as possible – usually within 30 days after entry into the shelter. Once people are in housing, the goal is to help them exit poverty by increasing their income. To date the program has served 73 households with a 97% retaining their housing.

In this interview with...

ORGANIZATION: Homelessness Resource Center (HRC)
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Some people who are homeless keep their pets.  It is important for providers to understand and accept the strong bond between them. Health Care for the Homeless nurse and pet-lover Sharon Morrison shares her insights and offers ideas for working with pets and their owners.

Sharon Morrison is a Health Care for the Homeless nurse based in Boston, MA and has also served for many years on the National Health Care for the Homeless Council...

RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

People who are chronically homeless need housing.  But what about jobs?  In LA, Cedric is working to get people back to work. HRC's Laura Gillis talks with him about how he assists people who are homeless to get housing and employment.

People who are chronically homeless need housing.  But what about jobs?  In Los Angeles, Cedrick Mitchell is working to get people back to work. More than 31,000 people with disabilities or vocational...

ORGANIZATION: Homelessness Resource Center (HRC)
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Principled Leadership: What is it and where do you find it? Bill Anthony, Executive Director of the Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, shares his thoughts on the importance of good leadership…and napping! (Author)


An interview with Bill Anthony, Executive Director of the Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Q: Your latest book is on Principled Leadership in Mental Health...

ORGANIZATION: SAMHSA
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Carrie Smith is a recent college graduate who has been on the job at New Hope Housing, Inc. in Fairfax County, VA for only three months.  New Hope Housing is the oldest and largest provider of homeless shelter beds in Northern Virginia and now has a number of innovative programs modeled on the Housing First approach. (Author)

An interview with Carrie Smith, Outreach Counselor at Samaritan House/Housing First...

ORGANIZATION: SAMHSA
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

How can evidence-based practice help you in your everyday work with people who are homeless? Check out this Q & A with Dr. Ellen Bassuk of the National Center on Family Homelessness and the Institute on Homelessness and Trauma.

An Interview with Ellen Bassuk, M.D., Founder and President, National Center on Family Homelessness, and Managing Director, Institute on Homelessness and Trauma.

Q: What is the role of evidence-...

RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

“My voice is there to demonstrate that “down and out” is not “over and forgotten.” Check out what consumer activist Julia Tripp has to say about recovery and consumer involvement.

Q: What has brought you to where you are now, as an advocate, activist, and agent of change?

A: Several years ago I had an epiphany about who I am, and also about how homeless services are delivered. I found myself at the table instead of under it. I...

RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Ken Kraybill is a Training Specialist with the Homelessness Resource Center, and a recognized national expert on self-care. He writes, trains, and lectures on self-care, outreach, Motivational Interviewing, health and homelessness, and facilitates staff retreats.

Q: Many people are talking these days about the importance of “self-care” for homeless service providers. What does self-care mean to you?

For me, it’s about being...

RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

"I concentrated on using the latest technology to make the correct diagnosis." But after working with people who are homeless, Bechara Choucair talks and listens "so I can understand what they want and need."

Bechara Choucair well remembers his approach to health care when he first came out of medical school: “I concentrated on using the latest technology to make the correct diagnosis.” But after working for more than ten years with...

ORGANIZATION: Community Connections
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Roger Fallot, a clinical psychologist, specializing in the development and evaluation of services for trauma survivors and the role of spirituality in recovery. He is also the director of research and evaluation for Community Connections, Inc. Dr. Fallot authored numerous clinical and research articles and was principal investigator on the District of Columbia Trauma Collaboration Study, a SAMHSA-funded research...

ORGANIZATION: The Homeless Hub
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

Isolde Daiski was a hospital staff nurse for many years. Today she is a full-time faculty member at the School of Nursing at York University. Isolde also volunteers as a nurse with an outreach program for homeless people, called the ‘Health Bus’. In this Q&A, she shares her insights on homelessness and its impact on health.



What is the focus of your research?

My research is qualitative; I want to hear...

ORGANIZATION: SOAR
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

We are pleased to welcome Will Connelly, Senior Project Associate at Policy Research Associates for the SOAR TA Center. Mr. Connelly is the founder and former project director of the SOAR program at Park Center in Nashville, TN, where he had an approval rate on SSI/SSDI applications of 98 percent during a two-year period. He is a street outreach worker by trade, a co-founder of the largest circulating street newspaper in North America (The...

ORGANIZATION: NASMHPD
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

“Ask the Expert” features an interview with a leading expert on homelessness or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. The following is an interview with Dr. Joan Gillece, Project Director for two SAMHSA Centers: The National Center for Trauma Informed Care and the SAMHSA National Technical Assistance Center for the Promotion of Trauma Informed Practice and Prevention of Seclusion and Restraint.We are pleased to welcome Dr. Gillece...

ORGANIZATION: Positive Spaces Healthy Spaces
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

Jay Koornstra discusses the Positive Spaces, Healthy Places community-based research study
Led and supported by a multi-stakeholder partnership based in Ontario, Positive Spaces Healthy Places is the first longitudinal community-based research initiative in Canada examining the relationship between health and housing in the context of HIV to inform housing policies and programs that may lead to improved health outcomes and health-...

ORGANIZATION: Ali Forney Center
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

“Ask the Expert” features an interview with a leading expert on homelessness or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. The following is an interview with Carl Siciliano, Executive Director of the Ali Forney Center.

We are pleased to welcome Carl Siciliano, a nationally recognized advocate and provider for homeless LGBT youth who has been dedicated to this population since 1994. In 2002, Siciliano founded the Ali Forney Center...

ORGANIZATION: Supreme Court of Ohio
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

We are pleased to welcome Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, of the Supreme Court of Ohio. Born to missionary parents in Bangkok, Thailand, she spent her childhood in Southeast Asia at the height of the Vietnam War. At age 18, she returned to America alone, with only a few hundred dollars in her pocket. In 1989, she became the first woman to be elected judge of the Franklin County Common Pleas Court. It was there that she earned her reputation...

ORGANIZATION: The Homeless Hub
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

Teaching About Homelessness & Human Needs
Heather Walters

As a social sciences and humanities teacher I teach in a variety of different areas including the traditional family studies classes like food and nutrition, parenting and fashion as well as philosophy, world religions, and general social sciences. The issue of homelessness is something that can be effortlessly woven into all of those courses because they’re all...

ORGANIZATION: Division of Youth Services in the Family and Youth Services Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

We are pleased to welcome Curtis Porter, the Director of the Division of Youth Services in the Family and Youth Services Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in Washington, D.C. The Division promotes a positive youth development approach to providing program services. Division activities are planned and designed with an emphasis on meeting the developmental needs of young...

ORGANIZATION: Us Interagency Council on Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) interviews Richard Frank, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services. Secretary Frank discusses how health reform will offer new resources and opportunities to help end homelessness.

HRC is pleased to share the following article, originally published by the ...

RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Mark McGovern, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He is based at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, which specializes in the design, development, testing and dissemination of evidence-based treatments for persons with co-occurring disorders. Dr. McGovern is a practicing clinician, conducts treatment and services...

ORGANIZATION: Wellesley Institute
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

Research can contribute to ending homelessness

Michael Shapcott is Director, Affordable Housing and Social Innovation at the Wellesley Institute, an independent, non-profit research and policy dedicated to advancing urban health.


Research is critically important in terms of homelessness for a number of factors.  Getting a basic statistical profile...

ORGANIZATION: NIATx
RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

“Ask the Expert” features an interview with a leading expert on homelessness or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. The following is an interview with Kim Johnson, the Deputy Director for operations of NIATx.

We are pleased to welcome Kim Johnson is the Deputy Director for operations of NIATx, a research center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison that focuses on systems improvement in behavioral health. She is...

RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

“Ask the Expert” features an interview with a leading expert on homelessness or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. The following is an interview with Barbara Poppe, Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness.

We are pleased to welcome Barbara Poppe, the executive director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). In this role, Barbara oversees the Federal...

RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

“Ask the Expert” features an interview with a leading expert on homelessness or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. The following is an interview with John Kuhn, the Veteran Administration’s national director of Evaluation and the acting director of Homeless Prevention Services.

We are pleased to welcome John Kuhn, the Veteran Administration’s (VA) national director of Evaluation and the acting director for Homeless...

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