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2014 CoC Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Reports Posted

Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser . 2014 CoC Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Reports Posted HUD has posted the 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Reports  on the HUD Exchange. These reports provide a snapshot of a CoC’s HIC, an inventory of housing conducted annually during the last ten days in January, and are available at the national and state level, as well as for each CoC. The reports tally the number of beds and units available on the night designated for the count by program type, and include beds dedicated to serve persons who are homeless as well as persons in Per

Coping with Community Unrest

--> Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser . Coping With Community Unrest The Disaster Distress Helpline , 1-800-985-5990 , provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the community unrest stemming from the events in Ferguson, Missouri. The Helpline is a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week resource that responds to people who need crisis counseling after experiencing a natural or man-made disaster or tragedy. Read the press release . Also, SAMHSA released "Tips for Survivors: Coping With Grief After Community Violence." This new resource offers tips for coping with grief after an incident of community violence and introduces some of the signs of grief and anger. This resource also provides information about helping children deal with grief.    

Conference Reminder: Scholarships Opportunities Available

November 25, 2014      ISSUES   |   POLICY   |   SOLUTIONS   |   NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro Spotlight On... Conference Reminder: Scholarships Opportunities Available The Alliance is currently accepting applications for its scholarship program for our 2014 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness , which will take place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, Feb. 18 to 20. The deadline to submit an application for the scholarship program is Wednesday, Dec. 3. Only individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness or who have experienced homelessness in the past are eligible to apply. More information about the scholarship program is available on the scholarships page of the conference website. Scholarship opportunities Hill Update House An

Don't Miss the Latest Tool in Suicide Prevention

--> Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser . Coming Soon Suicide Safe – New Suicide Prevention App Just in time for holiday mobile app and tablet shopping, SAMHSA is preparing to release a new, free mobile app, called Suicide Safe, that will encourage professional development in the New Year. Suicide Safe helps providers integrate suicide prevention strategies into their practice and reduce suicide risk among their patients. Suicide Safe can help primary care providers gain confidence in assisting patients who present with suicidal ideation, communicate effectively with patients and their families, determine appropriate next steps, and make referrals to treatment and community resources. These are all critical components in saving lives. The app is based on SAMHSA's Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T) car