Hardcore Advocacy: What Does Good Care Mean for the People Experiencing Homelessness

Wednesday, May 16, 2018: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Regency Room (Hyatt Regency Minneapolis)
What does good care look like for adults experiencing homelessness impacted by systemic oppression, structural barriers and lack of positive provider engagement?  Behavioral health can serve as a conduit between providers, patients, and the community. The goal of this presentation is to discuss ways that we can work together to reduce the impact of these barriers to care. We will provide three examples from Tom Waddell Health Clinic that address advocacy, community building, and stability. Through this discussion we hope that others will be encouraged to promote these values into how we work with people experiencing chronic homelessness.
Mehera Reiter, MSW (Behavioral Health Clinician, Tom Waddell Urban Health Clinic)
Melissa Morelli, LCSW (Behavioral Health Clinician, Tom Waddell Urban Health Clinic)