A message from our Executive Director:
FY14 has been an incredibly productive and busy year for Homeless Services United, and we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge and thank our amazing member organizations, who everyday help to address the growing need for emergency shelter and services for New York City's most vulnerable. It is with your boundless enthusiasm, as well as the support of our funders and allies, that Homeless Services United is able to affect the conversation around realistic solutions to the rising crisis of homelessness in New York City.
With the change in City administration, there are tremendous opportunities for strengthening your programs and supporting your staff. HSU will continue working with our partners and allies within the government on City and State level to ensure that those who are currently homeless have access to vital homeless services. We must ensure that providers can continue to offer high-end quality programs and retain and recruit the dedicated and valuable workforce necessary to run these programs.
We look forward to working closely with you in the coming months, as we continue efforts to meet the most immediate needs of New York City's homeless populations while working for a future in which fewer households experience the crisis on homelessness.
Christy Parque, MSW
Mental Illness 101 and Across Cultures Training:
Practical applications for service delivery
Friday, November 7th, 10AM to 5PM
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 E. 70th St., 10021
This training will provide direct service staff with a holistic overview and working understanding of the major categories of mental illness, their causes, symptoms, and treatments.
- Impact of culture, race, class, age and gender on behavior, treatment, and coping mechanisms
- Communication techniques to help put clients at ease
- Dynamics of delusions and hallucinations
- Personality Disorders
- How to secure mental health services for clients
- What to do when a mental health crisis occurs
Training is targeted towards:
- Direct Service Staff: including Case Managers, Housing and Intake Specialists
HSU Members: $80 Non-Members:$100
TO REGISTER: Please contact Eric Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of the attendees and your program site's name/address.
Payments must be received by the day of the training.
Refunds will only be process for registrations cancelled by Wednesday, November 5th, 2014.
All refunds will be issued as training credits.