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NAMI Focus: Permanent Supportive Housing For The Homeless



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NAMI Focus: Permanent Supportive Housing For The Homeless

Fairfield — On Wednesday, January 6, NAMI Fairfield’s First Wednesday of the Month Speaker Meeting will present “Understanding Permanent Supportive Housing for the Homeless with Mental Illness” with Joyce Platz from Hall-Brooke Behavioral Services. The meeting will be at First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, from 7:30 to 9 pm.

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Its goals are to support those living with mental illness and their loved ones, to provide educational programs to the community that foster understanding and healthy living, and to provide advocacy.

The lecture will help the community understand the concept of permanent supportive housing; learn the federal and state definitions of chronic homelessness, homelessness, and disabled persons; and understand the eligibility criteria and application process for Community Residential Services. This is an important meeting for anyone who has ever been concerned about supportive housing for their loved one with mental illness.

Ms Platz is executive director of Hall-Brooke Community Residential Services and the director of regulatory initiatives. She has been a member of the management team at Hall-Brooke for almost 20 years, and has expertise in mental health management, budgeting, program development, and regulatory compliance.

Ms Platz was a key player in the development and implementation of Hall-Brooke’s Residential Service programs. She holds a degree from the University of Connecticut in human development and family relations and a certificate of advanced study in health care administration from Fairfield University.

The meeting is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. In case of inclement weather or for more information, call 203-650-3463.

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