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Publication Date: Aug 08, 2019

Safe, stable, and affordable housing is increasingly recognized as a vital part of recovery. What role can substance use disorder treatment and recovery programs play in providing this essential need for their clients? Find out the basics of housing and how to get started in this 6-session virtual learning community beginning on August 28, 2019!

Housing Learning Community: Housing as an Intervention and Investment for People in Recovery is a free training series intended for behavioral health and other providers interested in exploring, establishing, or improving housing for their clients with substance use and/or mental health disorders.

 By the end of the series, participants will be able to:

  • Understand housing as an intervention (not just an outcome), including underlying philosophies and language.
  • Identify the role of substance use disorder and mental health prevention, treatment, and recovery professionals in providing housing as an intervention and outcome for their clients.
  • Develop specialized knowledge of housing to learn where your organization fits in creating housing as an intervention for your clients.
  • Describe the financial and social return on investment in housing as an intervention.
  • Distinguish between housing investments versus charity to reduce stigma.

This series is a collaboration among the HHS Region 7 Technology Transfer Centers (Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center [ATTC], Prevention Technology Transfer Center [PTTC], and Mental Health Technology Transfer Center [MHTTC]).

Learning Community Schedule:

August 28: Housing 101
September 11: Housing with Special Populations, Part 1 (women with children/families, transitional age youth)
September 25: Housing with Special Populations, Part 2 (veterans, homelessness, older adults, severe mental illness)
October 9: Alternative Housing Types
October 23: Funding Sources and Development
November 6: How to Get Started

 * Please note that you must individually register for each session to receive the Zoom login information. Individual links are provided above and on our website. Register now!