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C5: Employment as a Means to End Homelessness: Engaging Homeless Job-Seekers with Multiple Employment Barriers

C5: Employment as a Means to End Homelessness: Engaging Homeless Job-Seekers with Multiple Employment Barriers

October 30, 2018
9:45 am - 11:00 am

Leland

Speaker:
Lyn Kirshenbaum, Jason Cosley, Lauren Rieser Shawl, Larry Russock

C5: Employment as a Means to End Homelessness: Engaging Homeless Job-Seekers with Multiple Employment Barriers

This workshop will share the Customized Employment approach to assist homeless individuals with multiple barriers to employment, including a history of behavioral health and / or substance use challenges as well as incarceration, to seek and maintain meaningful work at a living wage. Lessons learned, engagement techniques and outcomes will be discussed.

Moderator: Lyn Kirshenbaum, Senior Management Analyst, Department of Housing and Urban Development

Speakers: Jason Cosley, MSW, Executive Director,  First Step Staffing; Lauren Rieser Shawl, MS, CPRP, CPS, ACRE, Special Projects Coordinator, TIP Unit (Transitions, Integration and Partnerships) of the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility ServicesLarry Russock ACRE, CESP, MSW Program Director, Employment and Day Services, St. John’s Community Services.