Category: Mental and Behavioral Health

Using a Scattered Site Housing First Model to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Written by guest blogger, Christine Simiriglia, President and CEO of Pathways to Housing PA. People are dying at an alarming rate. Across the nation, the opioid crisis has communities working overtime in search of solutions. Philadelphia is feeling the effects particularly hard. The city’s Kensington neighborhood remains “ground zero” for some of the purest, cheapest […]

Celebrating Innovation and Excellence

Last week, the National Alliance to End Homelessness proudly presented its 2017 Innovation and Excellence Awards to three deserving honorees at the Alliance’s annual Awards Ceremony. Service providers, dedicated sponsors, elected officials, and others gathered together at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the unique achievements of the awardees. […]

Major Developments in Mental Health Reform

Mental health reform is a key component of ending homelessness for this disproportionate number of people suffering from mental health or substance use disorders. Cures Act Heads to President’s Desk In the past two weeks, Congress has moved quickly to pass the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill with a number of health care and […]

Newly signed law is an important step in ending opioid epidemic

Last Friday, President Obama signed a landmark piece of legislation into law. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) is an important step toward ending our nation’s opioid epidemic. The Alliance is particularly excited about the opportunities to address opioid abuse for people who experience homelessness that this legislation offers communities.

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