C7: Rapid Rehousing for Family Reunification in the Child Welfare System
October 30, 20189:45 am - 11:00 am
Nan Feyler, Syreeta Owen-Jones; Hildaliz Escalante-Nimchuk
The lack of stable, safe and affordable housing causes costly delays for as many as 30% of families seeking to reunify with their children in the child welfare system. This workshop will discuss a new program, Rapid Rehousing for Reunification (RRR), that applies rapid rehousing principles to child welfare involved families creating housing stability and family reunification security for families involved with child welfare whose reunification have been delayed due to housing.
Moderator & Speaker: Nan Feyler JD, MPH, Director of Housing and Child Welfare Initiative/Stoneleigh Fellow, Department of Human Services, City of Philadelphia
Speaker: Syreeta Owen-Jones, Administrator for Family and Youth Engagement Center, Prevention Division, Philadelphia Department of Human Services; Hildaliz Escalante-Nimchuk, MSW Housing Director, Congreso De Latinos Unidos, Inc .