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The Partnership for Strong Communities will conclude its Spring 2013 IForums on Wednesday, June 19 with it's 5th IForum of the year.
Policymakers’ mantra during the recession has been “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.” Nowhere is this more important than for people who are homeless or on the brink of losing their homes. A paycheck can be the difference between a warm bed and a cold sidewalk.
Finding and keeping a job can be hard for anyone; it’s tougher without a home as a springboard for a job search. Moreover, many currently or formerly homeless people have mental or physical illness or disability, lack good education or job skills, and have suffered from abuse or other trauma. They need training and financial support.
Tremendous work is being done in Connecticut to integrate systems to end and prevent homelessness. Better case management and training is helping people with complex needs navigate an equally complex workforce development system. New techniques are emerging to assess and match individuals with employers and then support both to maintain work performance. Policymakers are finding new ways to make mainstream benefits accessible to people facing homelessness.
In this nexus of homelessness and economic security, innovators are finding that with the right supports, people with substantial needs can be secure and productive. And the approaches being refined here could be useful beyond homelessness, to the wide variety of workers struggling in our tough economy.
Come join us as we discuss the following:
New Date: Wednesday, June 19
The Lyceum. 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CT (Click here for directions)
8:30-9:00 a.m. Conversation, coffee
9:00-11:30 a.m. Program
Click here to view the event flyer.
Event is free. We expect strong attendance. This event is now full. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email Laura@pschousing.org.
Click here to read more about the 2013 IForum series.