Senate approves bill that includes mental health reform
Today the Senate voted to approve the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill with a number of health care and justice provisions. Among the initiatives in the bill is landmark reform to mental health and substance abuse treatment. The bill extends grants to address homelessness and mental health and provides additional funding for new interventions. The bill is expected to be quickly signed by President Obama.
conference Scholarships, sponorships and info tables available
The National Conference on Ending Youth and Family Homelessness will be held Feb. 23-24, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Register now, and check out our other opportunities below.
Scholarships are available for individuals who are currently experiencing or have formerly experienced homelessness. The deadline to apply is Thursday, December 15, 2016. Apply for a scholarship.
Please email Michelle Fantone or call at 202-942-8241 for more information about sponsorships.
If you wish to showcase your organization at the conference, information tables are available for purchase. Please email David Dirks or call at 202-942-8287 for more information.
Improving Your Rapid Re-Housing Program to End Homelessness
by Guest blogger, Ben Cattell Noll, Friendship Place
How do we hold ourselves accountable to best practices and improve our rapid re-housing programs without established, evidence-based standards? We use our data! There are a million things we could measure to try and demonstrate our impact, but to truly assess if we are doing what we say we want to do, we simply need to break down WHAT we are trying to do.
Make a Difference in the Lives of Children on Giving Tuesday
by Michelle Fantone
November 29, Giving Tuesday, is an opportunity for us all to support the causes we believe in by joining a global movement. On this day of giving we reflect back on the previous year, and look forward to how we can collectively stregthen our communities and improve the lives of children and families.