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Marcella Maguire   
Philadelphia, PA
Director for DBH Homeless Services
City of Philadelphia

Role:  Administrator
Area of Work:  Housing, Mental Health, Substance Use, Outreach
Focus of Work:  Local

Marcella Maguire, Ph.D., is a Director of Department of Behavioral Health, Homeless Services and Specialized Housing Initiatives for the City of Philadelphia. Her current focus is on the Implementation of Mayor Nutter’s Homeless Plan and particularly to support Philadelphia in being the first city in America to end street homelessness. Initiatives that contribute to this goal include the city’s joint initiative with the Philadelphia Housing Authority, and support for Philadelphia’s Housing First programs, Homeless Outreach, Safe Havens, Chronic Homeless Addiction Treatment programs and DBH’s joint initiative with the PA Housing Finance Agency. She is trained as a community/clinical psychologist and received her Ph.D. in 1998 from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Current research and clinical focus includes creating individual and system level linkages between Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment, Forensic and Homeless service systems.

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Organization/University: City of Philadelphia

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