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Using Trauma-Informed Care to Address Homelessness

November 1, 2017 | Homelessness and Housing | Trauma | Comments

Rashida Asante-Eccleston

Communication Associate, National Council for Behavioral Health

Denver is experiencing a crisis of homelessness. The homeless population in Colorado spiked 8 percent since 2013 and is estimated to be more than 3,300 people in Denver. As others debate the causes, the Mental Health Center of Denver is responding with a solution – a promising new approach – an apartment complex that integrates […]

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Options, not Opponents: Housing First and Recovery Housing

Lori Criss

Associate Director, The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers

There’s no denying that a number of factors outside of addictions treatment significantly impact a person’s long-term recovery. Chief among those is their environment, including their housing. Even in the best of circumstances with a supportive family and safe home, making the transition from the culture of addiction to the culture of recovery is filled […]

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Ending Homelessness and Aiding Recovery: Choice is Key

Homeless man on the concrete leaning against a wall. The wall has an outline of a house. The house silhouette frames the man.

Ed Blackburn

Executive Director, Central City Concern

Recognizing the “homeless” as individuals and providing them the dignity of choice around recovery is just as important as putting a roof over their head.

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