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Supportive Housing for Frequent Users of Jails and Homeless Services

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Many communities across the country are meeting the needs of individuals with high utilization of jails and homeless services by creating initiatives to connect them with supportive housing. This innovative model known as FUSE uses integrated data to identify persons whose outcomes could be improved through supportive housing. Further, many communities are looking to innovative financing models such as Pay for Success to ensure that their resources are directly oriented toward generating the greatest impact. This webinar will provide an overview of FUSE, PFS and how communities can determine and implement the most appropriate initiative and implementation strategy based on their local context.

• Provide an overview of FUSE and examples of how communities are using it to address the needs of frequent users of jails and homeless services
• Provide an overview of PFS and how it can be used to implement or scale a FUSE initiative
• Provide an overview of key considerations for communities as they consider whether to implement a FUSE initiative, PFS or both

Presented By: Stephanie Mercier, M.B.A, M.S.W

Stephanie Mercier has over 10 years of experience working with communities to strategically address the housing needs of their most vulnerable citizens. As a Senior Program Manager with the Consulting and Training team at CSH, Stephanie provides training, facilitation, and technical assistance to organizations working to address the issue of homelessness in their communities. Prior to joining Consulting and Training, Stephanie worked with CSH in the Illinois, Michigan, and Washington DC offices. In Illinois, Stephanie worked closely with the Illinois Division of Mental Health to increase the availability of permanent supportive housing for persons with serious mental illness. She also led the development of the CSH Housing Options Tool, an online tool designed to streamline the process of connecting individuals with the housing options that best meet their needs. Before coming to CSH, Stephanie was the Housing Coordinator for the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County where she administered the agency’s Shelter Plus Care program. She also worked in various capacities with the Washtenaw Housing Alliance on its efforts to implement the ten-year plan to end homelessness in Washtenaw County. Stephanie has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan as well as a Master's in Social Work and Master's of Business Administration from that University.

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