Showing posts from March 11, 2015

HUD Secretary Julián Castro Remarks Posted

March 10, 2015      ISSUES   |   POLICY   |   SOLUTIONS   |   NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro Spotlight On... On the Website: HUD Secretary Julián Castro 2015 Family and Youth Conference Remarks The Alliance has published the full text of the speech delivered by Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro at the 2015 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness on Friday, Feb. 20. The speech is also available on the HUD website . In his remarks, Secretary Castro expressed support for the LGBT community and homeless youth, reaffirmed his commitment for fighting for additional funding for homeless programs, and declared that ending homelessness must be a national priority. "We believe that no child or family should be subjected to the hardship that comes with life in a shelter or on a street," he said. "We believe that no youth should have to choose betwe

SAMHSA Unveils New Suicide Prevention App

Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser . Suicide Safe Is Now Available for Download! Today at the National Press Club, SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., unveiled Suicide Safe, the latest mobile app from SAMHSA. The app, based on the nationally recognized Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T) card , is designed to help primary care and behavioral health providers integrate suicide prevention strategies into their practices and address suicide risk among their patients. Suicide Safe is now available for free on iOS ® and Android™ mobile devices. Be among the first to try this new suicide prevention learning tool—optimized for tablets. Join SAMHSA for a live demo of the app today at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register for the Live Webinar Videos of the launch event at the National Press Club and the app demonstration will be

SOAR Webinar - Transition Age Youth

March 11, 2015 SOAR Webinar: Using SOAR with Transition Age Youth Wednesday, March 25, 3:00pm (EDT) Join us for our next webinar on Wednesday, March 25th, 3:00-4:30pm (EDT). Transition age youth are most commonly defined as individuals between the ages of 16 and 25 years. In this webinar, you will be introduced to our new issue brief titled, Ending Youth Homelessness: Using SOAR to Increase Access to SSA Disability Benefits for Transition Age Youth . You will also hear from SOAR providers who are successfully serving youth who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness to increase access to Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits. When working with transition age youth, SOAR's intensive engagement process and holistic approach to applying for SSI and SSDI can benefit a very vulnerable and difficult-to-serve population . This webinar is recommended for SOAR Coordinators, SOAR

[MARHMIS] Fwd: SSVF Updates

As a follow-up to yesterday's call. A SSVF Program Update was released to SSVF grantees last week on March 4th (attached). Please note that this update was intended for grantees. However, it provides context in terms of timelines and expectations that may be helpful just for reference. MARHMIS-There will be a webinar on CoC level gap analysis data on 3/12. If you are interested, you would be welcome to join by registering at . SSVF Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) ·         Applications are due March 17th by 4pm EST. ·         This is for renewal funding only. No new applications are being accepted. ·         Additional information can be found at: ·         HMIS is an eligible expense. If the grantee is requesting to use SSVF dollars for this cost, the grantee should include it in their application budget. SSVF Final Rule ·         The SSVF new final rule