About The Author

 A full listing of Jay S. Levy’s publications, and more than 70 citations of his published work, is now available at google scholar 

Jay S. Levy has spent the last twenty-five years working with individuals who experience homelessness. He is the author of the newly published book Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach & Housing First: Helping Couples, Youth, and Unaccompanied Adults, as well as the highly acclaimed book Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways: From Words to Housing. Jay has also published a monograph and several journal articles on Homelessness issues. He has helped to develop new Housing First programs such as the Regional Engagement and Assessment for Chronically Homeless Housing First program (REACH). This was adopted by the Western Massachusetts Regional Network as an innovative approach toward reducing chronic homelessness and has also been integrated into the Pioneer Valley’s 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.

Jay received his MSW degree in clinical social work from Columbia University in 1988. He has achieved formal recognition from the Commonwealth of MA Department of Mental Health for his ongoing efforts to help under-served homeless individuals through his direct service, clinical supervision of staff, and program development. Jay is currently employed by Eliot CHS-Homeless Services as a Regional Manager for the statewide SAMHSA-PATH Homeless Outreach Program and Eliot’s Western MA Housing First Program.

Jay lives in Western MA with his wife Louise and his two children, Talia and Sara. He is also an avid stargazer. If you have any questions or thoughts that you would like to share with Jay, you can e-mail him at jlevy@eliotchs.org

If interested, please feel free to visit Jay’s Author’s page at Amazon and/or facebook group.

 

 

4 Comments

  1. R. Michael WESTBAY, LISW, ACSW
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 19:20:48

    Jay….
    This is an important & relevant book.
    It takes us on a journey into “another” world.
    Keep up the remarkable work!

    Michael Westbay

  2. Kimberly Jeffs
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 19:45:15

    “I can not say enough positive things about Jay S. Levy as a clinical supervisor in the field of mental health. Jay’s work on “pretreatment” initiatives with the homeless population has been inspiring and extremely helpful to my work with hard to reach populations. Jay’s expertise in the field of mental health, engagement and treatment has greatly impacted my work as a clinician today and I was blessed to have had him as a supervisor and mentor. Jay’s work on “pretreatment” and engagement can be utilized in many clinical capacities. Jay’s passion to develop a consciousness in the mental health world- that everyone has the potential to change and heal is truly incredible.”

  3. About Homelessness » Blog Archive » Giving Season at the Alliance!
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 18:41:53

    [...] in that last category is Jay Levy, an LICSW who has spent the last two decades working with individuals experiencing homelessness. [...]

  4. Jay S. Levy
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 20:56:17

    Thanks Kimberly! It was great working w/you. You have had a positive impact on the lives of countless homeless individuals throughout the Berkshires. I wish you well in your future pursuits! “J”

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