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Within the Services in Supportive Housing Program, a large percentage of participants are women. Their average age ranges from 45 to 54 years old, and the majority have experienced trauma. Nationally, over one-third of sheltered individuals are unaccompanied women. This webcast provided information on the needs of women transitioning into permanent housing, and the services that best fit those needs. In this webcast, participants learned about the issues that women experiencing chronic homelessness face; the needs of women in supportive housing; and explore strategies for providers serving women in supportive housing. The webcast drew on information from the literature, field interviews, and experiences of Services in Supportive Housing grantees.

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Within the Services in Supportive Housing Program, a large percentage of participants are women. Their average age ranges from 45 to 54 years old, and the majority have experienced trauma. Nationally, over one-third of sheltered individuals are unaccompanied women. This webcast provided information on the needs of women transitioning into permanent housing, and the services that best fit those needs. In this webcast, participants learned about the issues that women experiencing chronic homelessness face; the needs of women in supportive housing; and explore strategies for providers serving women in supportive housing. The webcast drew on information from the literature, field interviews, and experiences of Services in Supportive Housing grantees.

Presenters

Susan Foster brings over 20 years of clinical, research, and program evaluation experience to her research consulting practice. With a specialization in mental health and homelessness, her research and consulting focuses on initiatives intended to integrate diverse service systems. For the Conrad Hilton Foundation’s “Strengthening at Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Children” initiative, Ms. Foster provided consultation on cross-agency collaboration and co-wrote the Year 2 evaluation report. In recent years, Ms. Foster has also written papers and articles for publication on primary care and mental health, children’s mental health services in Massachusetts, and evidence-based practices and co-occurring disorders in chronic homelessness. For SAMHSA’s “Services in Supportive Housing” initiative, Ms. Foster interviewed program directors and co-authored the 2009 Annual Report. Her research career builds on years of clinical social work experience in primary care, substance use, and HIV/AIDS. She is also a former Vice President of The National Center on Family Homelessness.

Ms. Foster currently provides consultation to local non-profit organizations, national research firms, and foundations in the areas of research, evaluation, and strategic planning. Ms. Foster received her Master’s degrees in Social Work and Public Health from Columbia University in 1986, and she holds a license in clinical social work.

Megan Edson Grandin is a Senior Analyst for the Services in Supportive Housing Technical Assistance Center at the Center for Social Innovation (C4SI). Prior to joining the Center for Social Innovation, Ms. Grandin was the Senior Program Analyst at The National Center on Family Homelessness, where she co-authored several papers and reports; provided training and technical assistance to homeless service providers; and coordinated a variety of projects, including the Chronic Homelessness Initiative, the Campaign to End Child Homelessness, the Strengthening at Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Children Initiative, and the Physical and Emotional Awareness for Children who are Homeless (PEACH) initiative. She has developed online training modules for the T3 Institute, and has experience teaching and developing curricula at the Boston University School of Public Health. Ms. Grandin received her B.A. in English from Stony Brook University, and her Master’s Degree from the Boston University School of Public Health.


View a full recording of the webcast: Serving Women who are Transitioning Out of Homelessness.

Download a the slides from the webcast presentation: Serving Women who are Transitioning Out of Homelessness. Please note: you will be redirected to a third party site to download the slides.

Download the transcript from the webcast (provided by Caption Colorado captioning service): Serving Women who are Transitioning Out of Homelessness. Please note: you will be redirected to a third party site to download the slides.

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2011
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