Come to Columbia, South Carolina!

by Laura Winn
March 01, 2010

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HRC is hosting a free two-day regional training open to all homeless service providers in Columbia, South Carolina on March 31st and April 1st. As a new member of the HRC Team, I am so excited to join our training team to see what the HRC is known for: state-of-the-art training.

Since I’ve been here, I’ve heard of Ken Kraybill, HRC’s Training and Technical Assistance Specialist’s exceptional expertise on Motivational Interviewing training. I’m told Jeff Olivet, HRC Director of Training, has a unique way of connecting with people as he presents on Critical Time Intervention and Homelessness and the Arts. I’m also very excited to hear Steven Samra, HRC’s new Recovery Specialist, offer his lived experience as he trains providers on Consumer Integration and creating Recovery-Oriented Environments.

We’ve been working closely with local partners in South Carolina to expand our core curriculum, Promoting Wellness: An Integrated Approach to Homeless Service Delivery, to meet the unique needs and challenges faced by providers in the Southeast. Attendees will gain valuable training on Motivational Interviewing, Self-Care, Housing, Outreach, and Trauma-Informed Care. They’ll also learn how to address the needs of individuals coping with co-occurring disorders and the needs of the region’s youth.

Our registration roster is filling up, and we’re already expecting providers from South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and even New York.

Connecting with providers tops the list of the reasons I’m excited to head south at the end of March. I’m looking forward to meeting and connecting with a wide range of professionals in the field who are working every day to end homelessness in their communities.

I hope you can join us on March 31st and April 1st in Colombia, South Carolina to see the Homelessness Resource Center in action. We are SAMHSA’s training and technical assistance center for homeless service providers and we’re very excited to work with you.

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits are available to participants who complete the training.

A participant at one of our past trainings told us, “This has been one of the best trainings I’ve attended. I have attended conferences and trainings in the past, but none had the energy and knowledge of this one. Glad I made the trip!”

I hope you’ll make the trip, too. Register now for the HRC Regional Training, or email me at if you have any questions.

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