You're Invited to SAMHSA's Prevention Day

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You're Invited: SAMHSA’s Prevention Day

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Monday, February 1, 2016 | 9 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Eastern Time
SAMHSA invites you to join its 12th Annual Prevention Day (Prevention Day), held in conjunction with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Leadership Forum.
Join prevention practitioners, community leaders, researchers, and consumers in the behavioral health field for this exciting, one-day forum. Prevention Day will feature dynamic speakers and informative training sessions that will highlight SAMHSA’s prevention priorities for the coming year and provide participants with necessary training, technical assistance, and resources to address these priorities successfully.
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland 20745
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Admission is free, but registration is required to attend the event.

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News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

January 26, 2016
Your Participation in the Point-in-Time Count Matters More Than Ever


As point-in-time counts take place across the country over the next few weeks, Executive Director Matthew Doherty reflects on the importance of counting people experiencing homelessness and the amazing efforts of organizers and volunteers alike.  
First Lady Addresses Mayors, Encourages Continued Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness


First Lady Michelle Obama
At last week's U.S. Conference of Mayors, First Lady Michelle Obama commended communities for their progress so far, and reiterated her support -- and that of the entire Obama Administration -- for ending Veteran homelessness everywhere.

Watch Mrs. Obama's full remarks. Read the transcript

New Demonstration Project Provides Up to 5 Years of Support for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Youth outside in park Public housing and child welfare agencies have an exciting new opportunity to come together and offer housing and services to youth for up to three and a half years longer than traditional programming. 

USICH Policy Director Jasmine Hayes and HUD's Special Assistant for Homeless Policy Kevin Solarte explain.

For more information
on how to apply for the demonstration, register for the webinar on January 28, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EST.

Long-Term Housing Gives Young Person "Room to Breathe" 
At the age of 18, many youth "age out" of the foster care system without the supports to help guide them into adulthood.
Cortney Jones, a foster care alum, shares the critical role that the five-year Family Self-Sufficiency Program played in her success, and the reasons why some foster care youth need long-term housing and services to successfully transition to independence. 

Passionate about ending homelessness? We're hiring!

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness | 1275 First Street, NE | Suite 227 | Washington | DC | 20552