The Intersection of Homelessness and Mental Health: A Virtual Event on Tuesday, April 27, 2021
The US Dept of Health and Human Services estimates that 25-30% of the people experiencing homelessness have a serious mental illness (such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia). The reasons for homelessness among those with mental health disorders are many and varied but include the limitations in their ability to access the appropriate shelter and mental health services.
This Zoom/Facebook Live presentation on Tuesday, April 27 at 6:30pm intends to open dialogue around the intersection of homelessness and access to mental health services. We'll discuss the community programs and practices that are focused on reducing barriers and increasing positive outcomes for this population.
To break down the stigma of mental health and homelessness, we'll offer data and personal testimony from previously homeless individuals. Our panelists will discuss their specific program interventions that treat housing as healthcare.
The goal of this community conversation is to identify the key efforts necessary to increase service engagement and to reduce barriers to access healthcare and homeless services for all!
Hosts: Jen Fiorillo, Bridges Healthcare President & CEO Jennifer Paradis, Beth-El Center, Inc. Executive Director
Guests: Panelist Mollie Greenwood Regional Network Manager, South Central Connecticut, Beacon Health Options Panelist Phil Costello, Clinical Director of Homeless Care, Cornell Scott Hill Health Center
Please click the link below to join the webinar via Zoom or find it Live via Beth-El Center's Facebook Page. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82432252684 Or One tap mobile : US: +19292056099,,82432252684# or +13017158592,,82432252684# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 Webinar ID: 824 3225 2684 International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kc1BiBCeT
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The Beth-El Center's mission is to alleviate homelessness and hunger in the Milford area through shelter, support services, advocacy and community education in partnership with the faith-based community and public and private organizations.