Community Table Training Series

Sponsored by Anthem Medicaid

The Coalition for the Homeless is proud to partner with Anthem Medicaid to offer a year-long, bi-weekly training series for case managers and others working with our neighbors facing homelessness and housing insecurity. Each webinar will take place at noon on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month—with some exceptions in April—from July 2022 through June 2023. Sessions will be led by experts in their field who present through a trauma-informed, racial equity lens.

Register for sessions here!

Upcoming Community Table Sessions

  • April 4: Overview and recognizing domestic violence with the Center for Women & Families
  • April 11: Safety Planning and Intervention with the Center for Women & Families
  • April 18: Self Care and Community with the Center for Women & Families
  • April 25: Violence Against Women Act, HUD, and the CoC with the Center for Women & Families
  • May 17: Families Not Separated with Lexington Fair Housing
  • June 7: McKinney-Vento Act with Giselle Danger, JCPS
  • June 21: Mainstream Services with Thrive KY and Kentucky Voices for Health

Past Community Table Sessions

  • Advocacy through Stories of Self, Us, and Now with George Eklund (7/6/22) – view recording
  • Community and Systems Level Advocacy with Celine Mutuyemariya (7/20/22) – view recording
  • Client Advocacy Panel with Rachel Spetz, Tiny Herron, & Nikki Thornton (8/3/22) – view recording
  • You Are Worthy of Care with Cory Lockhart (8/17/22) – view recording
  • Practicing Presence with Onyxe Antara (9/7/22) – view recording
  • Foster Care Youth & Homelessness with Nikki Thornton and Jeff Culver (10/19/22) – view recording
  • Homelessness in the LGBTQ+ Population with Martel Okonji (10/26/22) – view recording
  • Serving Sex Offenders with Elizabeth Vera (11/2/22) – view recording
  • Serving Immigrant, Refugee & Undocumented Populations with Emilie Dyer (11/16/22) – view recording
  • Homeless Veterans with Andrea Russell (12/7/22) – view recording
  • Serving DV/SA/HT Populations with Elizabeth Vera (12/21/22) – view recording
  • Substance Use Disorders with Cindy Manginelli, NHCH (1/4/23) – view recording
  • Serious Mental Illness with Katie League, NHCH (1/18/23) – view recording | view slides
  • Aging Populations with Cindy Manginelli, NHCH (2/1/23) – view recording
  • Harm Reduction with Family Health Centers Peer Supports (2/15/23) – view recording
  • Assessment Alternatives with Carey Addison (3/1/23) – view recording
  • Client-centered homeless services with NHCHC (3/15/23) – view recording

Future Topics

Quarter 3 (January, February, March) Focus Topic: Housing-Focused Solutions, Part 1
Attendees will learn best practices and resources related to rapid re-housing, program engagement, and Housing First principles.

Quarter 4 (April, May, June) Focus Topic: Housing-Focused Solutions Part 2: Services
Attendees will explore services and resources to help our neighbors get back on their feet, including mental health, employment, Medicaid, childcare, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and strategies for reducing the length of time clients experience homelessness.

Stay tuned for more information! If you would like to suggest a topic or a speaker, email Danielle Lortz at