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Recent CSH FUSE News from Tennessee

Hamilton Co. commission passes resolution to reduce number of mentally ill inmates - WRCB TV NBC

Commissioners fund programs to treat mental issues for jail inmates - WDEF News 12 CBS

Commissioners fund programs to treat mental issues for jail inmates - WDEF News TV 12

Hamilton County Sheriff Moves Forward with Plans to Help Inmates with Mental Illnesses - News Channel 9 ABC/ Fox News

Sheriff's Office Moving Forward On Plan To Move Severely Mentally Ill From The County Jail - The Chattanoogan


The Affordable Housing Solution: CSH FUSE

The homelessness crisis can be understood as a housing crisis: If enough housing of the right types were available at affordable prices, people wouldn’t be living in shelters or on the streets.

Read the full editorial in The Register-Guard.


Hospitals Embrace Housing-Healthcare Partnerships & FUSE Model

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) and its magazine, Hospitals & Health Networks, ran a blockbuster piece (with a magnificent shout-out to CSH), making the case in a detailed yet digestible fashion that housing is a social determinant of health. It also focuses on frequent users (FUSE), their costs to healthcare systems, and how supportive housing reduces their over-reliance on expensive emergency services while improving their health outcomes.

Why Hospitals Are Housing the Homeless and When Housing Comes First, Hospitals Benefit.


Two-Part Series Examines CSH FUSE & Post-Incarceration Challenges

In-depth articles featured in City Limits magazine focus on housing and services issues confronting those who jails or prisons and the impacts of our FUSE initiative. Many Inmates Move from Prison to Shelters, Despite Efforts to Get Them Homes and Reports Indicate City’s Progress is Slow on Mental Health Planning for Inmates


FUSE Highlighted in New York Times Opinion Piece

Ann-Marie Louison

Ann-Marie Louison, the director of adult behavioral health programs at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services, and co-founder of CASES' Nathaniel Project, the first alternative-to-incarceration program in Manhattan for adults with serious mental illness, is the author of this opinion-editorial.

The Mentally Ill Need Affordable Supportive Housing


FUSE Featured in The Atlantic

A January 2016 article in The Atlantic provides a good overview of FUSE and how it transforms lives, improves outcomes, and lowers costs. Read "How to End Homelessness in New York City" by Alana Semuels, The Atlantic.

Also, "How Permanent Supportive Housing Really Works: Programs like FUSE can help people who have cycled through jail and emergency rooms get off the streets for good," which appeared in City Lab.


FUSE in City Limits Magazine

This piece authored by Lukas Vrbka, appearing in City Limits Magazine in August 2016, looks at how supportive housing has developed, matured and expanded over the last three decades. It focuses on innovations along the way such as the CSH FUSE and Moving On initiatives. Read "Success and Struggles Point to a Better Way to Help NYC's Chronically Homeless," by Lukas Vrbka in City Limits.


FUSE in The Gazette

What is the cost of homelessness? The chronic homeless — those being homeless for a year or having four stints of homelessness in the last three years — cope with a never-ending cycle of jail, detox, emergency rooms and shelters because of disabilities, mental illnesses and substance abuse. This piece in The Gazette, explains the details of FUSE and why it is such an important approach. Read "Paradigm shift in homeless housing coming to Johnson County," by Lee Hermiston in The Gazette.


FUSE News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Reducing Criminal Justice System Involvement among People Experiencing Homelessness

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Far too many people wind up on the streets, in emergency shelters, or in other homelessness services after being discharged from jail or prison. And some communities are considering, or already have, ordinances that criminalize behaviors associated with homelessness that make it harder to connect people to stable housing.
Use our latest fact sheet to spur action to break the cycle of homelessness and criminal justice system involvement in your community.

 


 

CSH Grants to Help Communities Replicate Successful FUSE Model

CSH is leveraging generous support from the Open Society Foundations and Capital One to offer 4 communities grant funding as well as expert advice and assistance to plan and implement the evidence-based Frequent User Systems Engagement (FUSE) model.

Click below to learn more about why each community is looking to FUSE as a solution to addressing the needs of frequent utilizers in their communities.

 

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