Check out these webinars from HHRN and the SMVF TA Center!
Put Yourself in Their Shoes: Experiencing Homelessness as an Older Adult
SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network
Thursday, August 24, 2017; 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
The third of a three-part series, "Put Yourself in Their Shoes: Experiencing Homelessness as an Older Adult" will feature special guests Dennis Darnes, Erich Blagg, and Norma Perkins—who all experienced homelessness as older adults. Their stories will help webinar participants better understand the following:
the unique experiences related to older adult homelessness;
the constellation of factors that can influence the experience, like physical health challenges, trauma, and being in recovery; and
recommendations for increasing the effectiveness of supports and services for older adults.
Building Networks of Support for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families
SAMHSA's Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center
August 30, 2017; 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
SAMHSA's SMVF TA Center will host a webinar that highlights three examples of Veteran Service Organizations and other Veteran initiatives that are partnering with the community to better serve the behavioral health needs of Veterans and their families: (1) The George W. Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative, (2) the Cohen Veterans Network, and (3) the Student Veterans of America. Participants will learn how they can work together with these organizations and others to strengthen their community's network of support.
The Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) program can only have an impact on addressing homelessness if it has effective providers. Writing an Effective Request for Proposal (RFP) is a critical tool for addressing the desired outcome of reducing homelessness. The first step includes defining the project and specific needs, including what a potential provider will do, when, how, and where. This webinar will provide tips, tools, and suggestions for eliciting proposals that will enhance the ability of the PATH program to meet its goals. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions, which will be addressed at the end of the presentation, and a link to the recording will be made available after the presentation.
Jen Elder, Senior Project Associate from Policy Research Associates, Inc. (moderator)
Caroline Fernandez, Director of the PATH program and Acting Chief of the SAMHSA Homeless Programs Branch
Sheryl Crawford, Government Project Officer for the SAMHSA Homeless Programs Branch
Janet Jares, State PATH Contact (SPC) of Wyoming
Debbie Webster, State PATH Contact (SPC) of North Carolina