Support Homeless and At-Risk
Support Homeless and At-Risk

City Strategies to Support Homeless and At-Risk Residents in Light of COVID-19

Jul 30,2020 1:30PM
Jul 30,2020 2:45PM
Speakers

Speakers:

  • Mayor Steve Allender, City of Rapid City, SD
     
  • Marc Eichenbaum, Special Assistant to the Mayor for Homeless Initiatives, City of Houston, TX
     
  • Barbie Robinson, Director of the Department of Health Services, County of Sonoma, CA

Moderated by: Nicola Smith-Kea, Criminal Justice Manager, Arnold Ventures

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated health risks for individuals experiencing homelessness and has put more Americans, especially housing insecure individuals and individuals with co-occurring health challenges, at greater risk. Survivors of domestic violence, youth and individuals with substance use, mental health challenges or justice system involvement confront additional significant barriers. Many cities have stepped up to temporarily house vulnerable residents, but face unique challenges related to budget, capacity, and public health moving forward. 

As cities shift toward longer-term response efforts, this webinar was an opportunity to learn from city leaders who have implemented holistic approaches to supporting the health of residents at high risk of experiencing homelessness.

Speakers:

  • Mayor Steve Allender, City of Rapid City, SD 
  • Marc Eichenbaum, Special Assistant to the Mayor for Homeless Initiatives, City of Houston, TX
  • Barbie Robinson, Director of the Department of Health Services, County of Sonoma, CA

Moderated by Nicola Smith-Kea, Criminal Justice Manager, Arnold Ventures
 

View the webinar presentation HERE

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