Category: Mental and Behavioral Health

A Small Investment: Caring for Your Team During COVID Times

You’ve seen the talk that this winter will be difficult; shorter days and colder temperatures portend higher rates of COVID-19 and little outdoor exercise. For frontline homeless service providers, staff are challenged to manage trauma from their own lives while navigating second-hand trauma from the people they serve. But even during these difficult times, there is a […]

Behavioral Health Disparities in Black and Brown Communities: Making the Connection Between COVID-19 and Racism

By now, it is clear who is getting disproportionately sick and who is disproportionately dying from COVID-19: Black and Brown people. A recent Yale study shows that Black people have the most glaring disparity – they are 3.5 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than White people. Other minority groups are disproportionately impacted as well. For example, […]

Fact Sheet: Population At-Risk – Homelessness and the COVID-19 Crisis

People experiencing homelessness are uniquely at risk for contracting COVID-19. The Alliance’s Homelessness Research Institute has compiled a fact sheet on COVID-19 and homelessness, based on researchers’ recent recommendations on how to serve this vulnerable population during the pandemic.  These recommendations […]

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