Two thirds of homeless men and women suffer from mental illness and/or addiction. Many of them receive fragmented treatment or no treatment at all, and as a result, cycle in and out of emergency rooms, jails, shelters, and the street. Project Renewal, a partner of Robin Hood, offers a host of programs that are designed to meet the unique needs of chronically homeless New Yorkers and help them overcome the issues that contribute to and prolong their homelessness.Read More
I spoke to trustee Jules Ranz to catch up about his work as the Director of the Public Psychiatry Fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center and how that works with his role as a Project Renewal Trustee (a position he has held since 1995). Turns out he was just endorsed by the American Psychiatric Association for contributions to field of psychiatry:Read More
- Housing First emerged because early interventions—focused on services—weren’t seeing results. by the mid-1990s, there were over 40,000 programs addressing homelessness; very few of them focused on housing.