Indiana Supportive Housing Tenants Create a Housing Task Force

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The final training session on Integrated Housing and Integrated Healthcare facilitated by CSH featured a Supportive Housing Tenant Track. This program led by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and CSH staff involved sessions on telling your story as a part of advocating for change, peer support, and using your expertise to influence the future of supportive housing. Tenants from Goshen, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Muncie, and Terre Haute joined together during this session to form a NAMI Housing Committee, elected officers, and selected four areas to focus on in the first year:

1. Expand access to and knowledge of supportive housing,
2. Expand access to healthcare,
3. Connect families with children to needed housing and support,
4. Increase peer support

The Housing Committee and staff from NAMI and CSH will meet again in Indianapolis on September 18th and 19th to begin mapping out strategies and a timeline for recruiting additional members and advancing group goals. The second day will involve meeting with the Balance of State Continuum of Care Board of Directors.

All tenants of Indiana supportive housing and those who have an interest in ending homelessness are encouraged to join this NAMI Housing Committee. Please contact Stephanie for more information at 317-632-5874 or stephanie.sideman@csh.org

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