House Warming: Consumer developed and driven programs for getting into and staying in housing

Thursday, June 22, 2017: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Farragut Square (Grand Hyatt Washington)
After the achievement of getting housed, many people then face the difficulty of acclimating to a life inside. Two peer developed programs from Boston and San Francisco address a range of challenges that many people face when transitioning into housing.  SF’s HHOME Skills program is developing peer-to-peer mentoring, skills assessments, educational materials, and ‘house warming kits’.  Boston’s HCH CAB members created a Housing Guide, which then transformed into a Housing Guide Network.  Other peer led transitions programs are encouraged to attend and share their experiences. Participants are encouraged to take ideas and tools from this workshop back to their communities.
Deborah Borne, MD, MSW (Medical Director Transitions Division, San Francisco Department of Public Health)
Scott Carlisle (Consumer, HHOME/Tace)
Kadia Wormley (Medical Student, HHOME program)
Douglas Goldstein (Project Manager, Pomona College)
Talia Roven (Client Advocate, Shanti Project)
Joanne Guarino (NCAB Regional Representative, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program)
Lena Julia P Cardoso (Research Assistant, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program)
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