Category: homelessness

Modern Justice: Using Data to Reinvent America’s Crisis Response Systems

This publication from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) examines how police officers, emergency workers, housing officials, judges, case workers, doctors, and nurses can contribute to solving the problem of “frequent utilizers”—those who cycle in and out of jails, hospitals, shelters, and other social service programs at a high rate. Frequent utilizers are unique …

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Request for Proposals: William G. McGowan Grants for Projects That Address Homelessness

The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund has issued a request for proposals for projects that proactively address the problems faced by homeless individuals. The fund will award grants for initiatives that seek to correct, and ultimately eradicate, the circumstances contributing to the condition of homelessness. Programs must include education or job training, placement, and retention as well as …

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Apply Now: Assertive Community Treatment Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for the FY 2018 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program. The purpose of the funding is to establish or expand and maintain ACT programs for individuals with a serious mental illness, as well as to improve behavioral health outcomes for people by using …

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Denver Sold Bonds to Reduce the Human and Financial Costs of Homelessness—the Results so Far Are Promising

The Denver Post By Jennifer Brown They found Robert Bischoff by sharing his photo with a Sinclair gas station clerk who often sold him cigarettes. They met Alexander Jacob after sending his mom a letter, even though he almost didn’t respond because he figured it was “trash mail.” The two men and more than 250 …

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Register for Webinar: Criminal Justice and Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Hosted by SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Network Date: Wednesday, Feb. 14 Time: 12:30–2 p.m. ET This webinar will focus on how jail diversion programs can work to avert arrests and assist individuals in connecting with needed services that can help individuals experiencing homelessness resolve their crises and continue the process of recovery. Topics include …

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Apply Now: SOAR Technical Assistance Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) Technical Assistance Center is seeking applications from criminal justice agencies and institutions that have not yet participated in the federally sponsored SOAR Technical Assistance Program, which helps states and localities to expedite access to the Social Security Administration’s disability programs for people who …

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Chronic Absenteeism in Arizona: Minutes Matter

Public News Service By Mary Kuhlman School is back in full swing in Arizona, and there’s work underway to ensure children are not missing out on the opportunity to learn. September is Attendance Awareness Month, and educators say it’s never too early to build a healthy habit of getting to school on time each and …

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Apply Now: Pearson Early Career Grant

The American Psychological Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Psychological Association, is accepting applications from early-career mental health clinicians for projects designed to improve areas of critical need in society. Through the Pearson Early Career program, the foundation will award a single grant of $12,000 to an early-career clinician for an innovative, scientifically based clinical project …

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Tucson Community Nonprofit Grows with a Change in Housing Programming

By Maureen Richey, CSG Justice Center Staff As the leaders of Old Pueblo Community Services (OPCS) can attest, the landscape of housing and reentry services is never static. For this nonprofit organization that serves people at risk of homelessness in Pima County, Arizona, the communities they work in, their clients, funding streams, and research into …

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Apply Now: 2017 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for FY2017 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals, which support the integration of behavioral health treatment and services for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, permanent housing, and other critical services for people who are experiencing homelessness. SAMHSA funds …

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