Recovering The SelfA Journal of Hope and Healing

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Jay S. Levy on helping the homeless

On any given night, there are over 643,000 homeless people residing in shelters and on the streets across America. What can we do to help? 

Social worker and author Jay S. Levy appeared on WMUA-FM 91.3 (Amherst Massachusetts) on the program Focus to talk about creating a better dialog with the homeless on getting their needs met for housing, safety, and health.  He is the author of the new book Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways.

Jay S. Levy, LICSW has spent the last 20 years working with individuals who experience homelessness. He has developed new programs and provided clinical staff supervision. Jay is one of the architects to the Regional Engagement and Assessment for Chronically Homeless Housing program (REACH). This was adopted by the Western Massachusetts Regional Network as an innovative approach toward reducing chronic homelessness

Jay S. Levy

Jay S. Levy

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The reader will… 

  • Experience moving real life stories that demystify homeless outreach and its central
    objectives and challenges.
  • Learn about effective strategies of outreach & engagement with under-served
  • Understand and be able to utilize the stages of common language construction in
    your own practice.
  • Learn about pretreatment principles and their applications with persons experiencing
    untreated major mental illness, addiction, and medical issues.
  • Discover new interventions via outreach counseling, advocacy and case management
    with people experiencing long-term or chronic homelessness.
  • Understand how to better integrate policy, programs (e.g. Housing First), and supervision
    with homeless outreach initiatives.

Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways: from Words to Housing

Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways: from Words to Housing

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