Ending Homelessness Through Housing First. Elizabeth McClam Lake Shore Behavioral Health Services Karen Carman Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY. DEFINITION – CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS.
Through Housing First
Lake Shore Behavioral Health Services
Karen CarmanLt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY
These housing options utilize “low demand” approaches that addresses the risk-taking behavior without forcing clients to eliminate the behavior altogether.
Relapse should not result in termination from program.
Low Demand Permanent Housing focuses on permanent housing for persons with significant functional impairments that provides high degree of choice, integration, and community inclusion
All national research confirms that these housing options continue to be the most successful for individuals who are chronically homeless !!!
A form of supportive housing that serves :
(Training and Development Associates, Inc )
linkage to treatment
Out of the 28 individuals served…
Take 60 seconds and Prioritize the following items for your client...
(Successful engagement is meeting an individual where they’re at)
Key elements of any housing first program:
Ideal Housing Ready Trajectory
TRANSITIONAL MODELS VS HOUSING FIRST
Other Impairment Scales Include:
Mood – Behavior – Socialization – ADL’s – Chemical Dependency - Lethality
94% Are Still Housed
After One Year
Q & A
Matt Urban Center
Lake Shore Behavioral Health
The Soloist – DVD movie depicting Chronic Homelessness
Training and Development Associates www.tdainc.org
Projects For Assistance In Transition From Homeless (PATH) http://pathprogram.samhsa.gov
National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) http://www.naeh.org
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare www.nccbh.org
Homeless Alliance of Western New York (HAWNY) www.wnyhomeless.org
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) www.hud.gov
Ward Family Foundation www.wardfamilyfoundation.org