Homeless Outreach & Housing First

From the author of Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways
Jay S. Levy brings us a new educational resource entitled Homeless Outreach & Housing First: Lessons Learned. This monograph features three written works on homelessness inclusive of an article on moral, fiscal, and quality of life considerations, a new story entitled “Ronald’s Narrative: The Original Housing First”, and an interview that was originally featured in Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing. These three documents provide a rich and fertile resource for learning, reflecting, and informing needed action that promotes high quality outreach services and housing stabilization for the most vulnerable among us. The Reader will…

  • Learn about the positive measurable impact of a Housing First approach and its moral, fiscal, and quality of life implications.
  • Explore the relationship between Homeless Outreach and Housing First, as well as understand the five basic pretreatment principles that can be applied to both.
  • Learn how to utilize a Pretreatment Approach with individuals experiencing major mental illness and addiction.
  • Understand how to better integrate Housing First and Homeless Outreach initiatives with homelessness policy.

Praise for Jay S. Levy

“This is one of the best guides I have read about working with the underserved and homeless. I wonder why all cities don’t put it into place? How we approach our homeless can defi nitely make a diff erence. Sometimes it’s not in the techniques, but in the attitude of the case manager.”
–Carol S. Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views