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by Bill Pitkin, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Hospitals and clinics are on the front lines of serving homeless people. A small number of chronic homeless individuals are heavy users of emergency health services and hospitals, taxing a stressed system at high public cost.…
2013 National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference: The Top 3 Things I Took Away from This Summer’s Conference
By Iain De Jong
August 01, 2013
Every summer, for almost a decade now, the Conference on Ending Homelessness put together by the National Alliance to End Homelessness in Washington, DC has been a highlight for me.…
By Terri Donlin Huesman, Osteopathic Heritage Fdn, and Karen Twinem, National Church Residences
In Franklin County, Ohio, a $50,000 Osteopathic Heritage Foundation investment has helped National Church Residences leverage over $116,000 for Medicaid eligible services that include Assessment, Community Psychiatric Support Team activities, and Crisis Intervention — all to support the formerly homeless and other vulnerable populations during the first year of Medicaid billing.
By Bill Major, Zarrow Family Foundations
The “Building Tulsa, Building Lives” capital campaign to end chronic homelessness continues to expand and develop. Lessons learned from the campaign will be shared at the 2012 National Zarrow Mental Health Symposium and Mental Health America Annual Conference, which will be held in Tulsa from September 19-21, 2012.
By Ann Woodward, Melville Charitable Trust
Local philanthropy is helping to develop and implement a new statewide plan to end homelessness in Connecticut. Early “wins” in the campaign include new public investments in affordable and supportive housing in the state.