Save the Date: Spotlighting Two Communities that are Successfully Coordinating Healthcare - September 29, 2015 - 1 PM EDT


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Save the Date:
Hear from Your Peers Webinar - Spotlighting Two Communities that are Successfully Coordinating Healthcare and Housing Resources to End Veteran Homelessness - September 29, 2015 - 1 PM EDT


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
  • 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.

Registration Instructions:

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.


If you have any registration questions, please contact Donald Chamberlain at (206) 409-8588 or donald@sound-thinking.org.


This webinar is part of a series of webinars being developed through HUD's Healthcare and Housing (H²) TA initiative. Sign up for the HUD Exchange Mailing List to learn about future webinars.


Tomorrow: Celebrate Recovery Month With Two Upcoming Events


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Celebrate Recovery Month With Two Upcoming Events
Celebrating 25 Years: Recovery Perspectives on the ADA and Other Landmark Legislation
Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 1–2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy will host a webinar honoring the rich history of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and other antidiscrimination laws to advance awareness of their relevance to individuals with behavioral health conditions. The webinar also will provide information about other critical legal protections.
Webinar participants will be able to:
  • Describe key protections of the ADA and other antidiscrimination legislation.
  • Explain from case examples how legislative protections can be applied to a variety of situations.
  • Identify resources for accessing additional information and advocacy or legal assistance.
Register for the Webinar



Recovery Month at the White House: Young and in Recovery
Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 7–8 p.m. Eastern Time
The Office of National Drug Control Policy is hosting an online event at the White House in celebration of National Recovery Month with a special focus on youth in recovery.
A group of dynamic leaders in the youth recovery movement will participate in an online panel to educate, inform, and inspire a message of hope to youth in recovery or those not yet in recovery. The event will feature tweets with questions for panelists who are in recovery.
To submit your question for consideration on Twitter, tweet @Botticelli44 using the hashtag #RecoveryatWH at any time prior to or during the event.
Register for the Event


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CDBG-DR Regional Training Resources Now Available


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CDBG-DR Regional Training Resources Now Available


HUD has posted agendas and presentations from CDBG-DR Regional Trainings recently held in New Orleans and Chicago.

These materials can be found on the 2015 CDBG-DR Regional Training Materials page.

Resources available for download include all presentations, handouts, and agendas. Resources are available even if you were not able to attend the trainings.

To learn more, please visit the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program page .


Make a Difference This Suicide Prevention Month


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veterans and active suty servicemen
September is Suicide Prevention MonthJoin #ThePowerOf1 Movement
This September, join the community of support. Visit our new Power of 1 Suicide Prevention Month page to learn how you can spread the word about suicide prevention.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
And check out our Suicide Prevention Month toolkit
for more shareable resources.
One call, one text, one conversation can save a life.
Show The Power of 1 today.
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