Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Class: 10:00am to Noon
President, LeBeau Development
who should come?
Community members wishing to learn about Housing First and Harm Reduction models, and all staff supporting Permanent Supportive Housing developments
Housing First and Harm Reduction are proven techniques for effectively housing community members who are struggling with substance use, mental health, and housing stability.
The purpose of this workshop is to provide valuable information to developers, property managers, maintenance staff, housing authority staff, owners, and service providers on Housing First and Harm Reduction strategies.
Housing First methods strive to quickly move people experiencing homelessness into independent and permanent housing, and then provide additional supports and services as needed. You will learn the five core principles of Housing First, all based on the premise that people are better able to move forward with their lives if they are first housed.
Additionally, you will learn the eight central principles of Harm Reduction practice, which make clear that the practice does not attempt to minimize or ignore the real and tragic harm and danger associated with addiction and mental health needs. Discussion will focus on the spectrum of behaviors, criteria, and policies that constitute successful reduction of harm.
While there is no "one size fits all" method for the Housing First and Harm Reduction principles, best practices and bottom-line analysis are increasing the prevalence of such models throughout the country.
This class was rescheduled from July 21, 2017. Previously registered participants will be given priority.
Online registration will close 24 hours prior to class. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303.297.7394 for inquiries and support with any registration issues.
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