Understanding the Experience of Family Homelessness | Supports, Barriers, and Solutions
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 5:00:00 PM UTC - 7:30:00 PM UTC
SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) is pleased to announce the latest webinar in its latest webinar in our Persons with Lived Experience Spotlight Series, Understanding the Experience of Family Homelessness | Supports, Barriers, and Solutions. This webinar will take place on Tuesday, June 6 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET. The second of a three part series, Understanding the Experience of Family Homelessness | Supports, Barriers, and Solutions will feature special guests Michelle Sese-Khalid, Nisrin Abdel Rahman, and Hayley Winterberg. This webinar will provide attendees with guidance from those with personal experiences with family homelessness. The discussion will enhance the understanding of those unique experiences while also offering recommendations for increasing the effectiveness of supports and services for families. We are inviting homeless services and housing providers who are serving individuals with behavioral health and recovery support needs to participate in this upcoming session.
Matt Canuteson, MA, is a Project Associate at Policy Research Associates, Inc. Mr. Canuteson has over fifteen years’ experience providing, leading and supporting innovative recovery focused services and supports for children, young adults, families and adults. Currently Mr. Canuteson provides his expertise to SAMHSA's SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery Technical Assistance (SOAR TA) Center - working to support the implementation of SOAR activities in a number of states with a focus on funding and sustainability and the inclusion of families and adult consumers into SOAR activities. Prior to this, Mr. Canuteson as the Assistant Center Director for the SAMHSA funded Statewide Family and Consumer Networks (FCN) Technical Assistance Center at Policy Research Associates.
Michelle Sese-Khalid has worked with Vocal, Inc. in Virginia and Mental Health America of Virginia, sharing her story of recovery. She is a WRAP facilitator and certified peer recovery specialist. Ms. Sese-Khalid has organized various WRAP workshops and engaged in peer counseling in homeless shelters, nursing homes, faith-based organizations, universities, clubhouses, and other locations between 2005 and 2016. She first experienced homelessness in 1998, as a mother of five children.
Nisrin Abdel Rahman is a client advocate speaker with Health Care for the Homeless in Baltimore, MD. Ms. Rahman moved to the US with her husband and child seeking asylum from Afghanistan over two years ago. Their first application for asylum was denied and her second application is still pending until November 2019. Ms. Rahman is working to get her degree credentials in Physical Therapy transferred to the United States.
Hayley Winterberg currently is an Executive Director for Hand in Hand: Helping Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities to children, youth and families in need. Ms. Winterberg grew up surrounded by mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence and homelessness. She experienced homelessness multiple times as a child with her family, and later as an adult. In 2015, Hayley was awarded the Young Adult Leadership award by SAMHSA.
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