November 14, 1:00-2:30pm Eastern Time (10:00am-11:30pm PT)
This webinar will feature Camillus House (Miami, FL) and Beacon House (Philadelphia, PA) sharing information about their low-barrier shelter models for people who use drugs. Attendees will learn about different models for providing low-barrier shelter access for people who use drugs and will have the opportunity to hear from people about their own experiences staying in low-barrier shelter programs.
Low-Barrier Shelter Webinar Objectives
- Describe essential characteristics of low-barrier programs to improve access to services for people who use drugs.
Learn strategies for addressing common challenges in implementing low-barrier shelter access.
HHRC Online Courses
Interested in more training related to housing and treatment models?
HHRC has six free online courses that are accredited for CEUs by the National Association of Social Workers. Each course is self-paced, between 1.5 and 4 hours, and focuses on how to put this information into practice in your work. Check out the training today!
- Trauma-Informed Outreach and Engagement: 3 CEUs
- Supporting People Who Use Methamphetamine: 1.5 CEUs
- Whole-Person Care for Opioid Use Disorder: 3 CEUs
- Serious Mental Illness and Homelessness: 1.5 CEUs
- Introduction to Treatment Models and Engagement: 3 CEUs
- Introduction to Housing Models, Housing Navigation, and Engagement: 4 CEUs
Partner Resources and Opportunities
NACCHO: Build Capacity in Harm Reductions Communication: Harm Reduction & Academic Detailing (HRAD) Project
With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The National Association of County and City Health officials (NACCHO) is pleased to offer a funding opportunity for health departments or government, nonprofit, academic, or other organizations to develop key messages on harm reduction that can be delivered through academic detailing. Through this project, selected sites will identify and develop/pilot messages for a population that would benefit from detailing on harm reduction and overdose prevention and response and has meaningful engagement with the priority population of people who use drugs.
Through this funding opportunity, NACCHO and CDC will award up to eight (8) applicants, for up to $60,000 per site.
Click here to learn more and apply. NACCHO is hosting weekly office hours for interested applicants to join and ask questions about the RFP – details available in the previous link.
SAMHSA: Best Practices for Recovery Housing
This document updates SAMHSA’s 2018 document and outlines best practices for the implementation and operation of recovery housing. These best practices are intended to serve as a tool for states, governing bodies, providers, recovery house operators, and other interested stakeholders to improve the health of their citizens, reduce incidence of overdose, and promote recovery housing as a key support strategy in achieving and sustaining recovery.
SAMHSA SOAR TA Center: 2023 National SOAR Outcomes
The SOAR TA Center has released the outcomes of SSI/SSDI applications submitted using the SOAR process from 2006 through June 30, 2023. SOAR is a national program designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for eligible adults and children who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.
SMI Adviser: Building New Horizons: Opening Career Pathways for Peers with Criminal Justice Backgrounds
This guide is intended for employers that provide behavioral health services, including peer support programs, to hire peers/persons with lived experience of SMI/SUD and legal system involvement. The information contained in the guide is designed for organizations—executive leaders, human resources, clinical staff, peer support staff, and legal teams—to develop recovery-friendly hiring policies and practices to recruit, hire, integrate, and retain peer support workers with a criminal background.
Partner Webinars and Events
- Webinar: Rethinking Homelessness, Health, & Housing: A View From the Streets
October 25, 1:00pm ET. Rush University Medical Center
- Webinar: Fundraising Strategies: Leveraging Grants and Networks October 25, 3:00pm ET. National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
- Webinar: De-escalation, Basic Tools for Social Workers
October 26, 12:00pm ET. SAMHSA Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network
- Webinar: Housing and Harm Reduction Resources Walkthrough
November 2, 3:00pm ET. NASTAD Drug User Health. (HHRC will be a panelist on this webinar.)
- Webinar: Homelessness is a Housing Problem
November 3, 12:00pm ET. Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
- Webinar: Behavioral Health and Tenants’ Rights
November 13, 3:30pm ET. SAMHSA Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network
- Webinar: HomePath: Recovering Together
November 14, 3:00pm ET. Housing First University
- Webinar: Health Center Preparedness and Response Forum (Series)
December 14, 1:00pm ET. HRSA National Training and Technical Assistance Partners
- Youth Peer Support Action Summit November 10-11, Virtual. Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery