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The 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, beginning in July 2022. Sessions will be led by experts in their field who present through a trauma-informed, racial equity lens.

If you are unable to use Google Forms, email Erica Johns at ejohns@louhomeless.org with your name, organization / affiliation, and which session you would like to attend.

July 6th at noon:
Stories of Self, Us, and Now
Presenter: George Eklund, Education & Advocacy Director, Coalition for the Homeless

Case Managers and direct service professionals intimately know where the gaps in service are and how laws and policies are hurting those navigating housing insecurity and homelessness. Learn to harness the power of your personal stories and experiences to advocate for systems change.

July 20th at noon:
Community and Systems-Level Advocacy
Presenter: Celine Mutuyemariya, Activist, Organizer, and Housing Justice Advocate

Learn to use your political power as well as practice self-care in advocacy work. Celine will use the ecosystem model to demonstrate how different levels of advocacy interact to create community change.

August 3rd at noon:
Case Manager Rock Star Panel
Panelists: Rachel Spetz, Family Health Centers; Nikki Thornton, True Up; Tiny Herron, NuLease Medical Services

How do we continue to provide effective case management without burning out? How do we manage to spend enough time with clients when more and more responsibilities are being piled on? Learn from some of Louisville’s most respected case managers to get some tips and encouragement. Bring your own questions to ask the panelists!

August 17, September 7th, and September 21st at noon:
Radical Self-Care
Details and registration links coming soon!

Sneak Peek at Future Topics:

Quarter 1 (July, August, September) Focus Topic: Self-Care and Advocacy
Attendees will learn about radical self-care and burnout; advocacy for self; client advocacy; trauma and homelessness; and much more!

Quarter 2 (October, November, December) Focus Topic: Serving Special Populations
Attendees will learn about resources and tools for better serving special populations, including veterans, those facing domestic violence or sexual assault, youth, LGBTQIA+ persons, the aging, those with substance use disorders, individuals with severe and persistent mental illness or other mental health challenges, those re-entering from the justice system, sex offenders, and others.

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 Otte at dotte@louhomeless.org.