Shining a Light on Poverty Series – Discussion #3: Homelessness: Illness or Poverty?

In honor of 50 years of community action in Vermont, the Office of Economic Opportunity is hosting a series of one-hour discussions on poverty every month in 2014.

The third of these discussions will feature Dr. Sam Tsemberis, Founder & CEO of Pathways to Housing, and will take place on Thursday, March 27 from 10am to 11am.  More details from OEO:

Participants will learn about the Pathways Housing First Program — an effective approach that ends homelessness, improves the quality of life, and increases community integration for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. The presentation will include clinical vignettes and research outcomes.

When: Thursday, March 27, 2014 – from 10 to 11 AM

How to Participate?

  • Online: Click here to register to participate via Go To Meeting. You’ll get a confirmation email with further instructions. Space is limited. Register now!
  • In person: 312 Hurricane Lane in Williston, DVHA Large Conference Room. Space is limited.

More about the speaker:

Dr. Sam Tsemberis, PhD, founded Pathways in 1992 based on the belief that housing is a basic human right. Pathways developed the consumer-driven, evidence-based Housing First program that provides immediate access to permanent supportive housing to individuals who are homeless and who have mental health and addiction problems. Dr. Tsemberis is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. He is currently participating in national studies of homelessness, mental illness, and addiction, and has published numerous articles and book chapters on these topics, including the Housing First manual (Hazelden Press, 2010).