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Free Presentation on Homelessness and Mental Illness Offered

Bloomington, Ind.—A free Breakfast Learning Series 90-minute-long presentation on the effects of homelessness on mental health will be offered by Centerstone at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 2120 North Fee Lane in Bloomington on Friday, July 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Panel presenters include Centerstone Residential Services Manager Dan McNeely, MSW, LCSW; Residential Services Assistant Manager JT Fries, BA; along with residential services staff members Bill Ferry, Denise Jackson, and Scott Stowers, MS. The panel will discuss common clinical concerns associated with homelessness of the mentally ill and provide information helpful to clinicians and community members that may be involved in advising those without stable housing. Participants who attend this Breakfast Learning Series can expect to:

  • Learn about specific considerations for homeless persons with mental illness
  • Learn about different program funding definitions of homelessness and what impact this has on access to resources/services
  • Learn about different community programs locally supporting homeless persons with mental illness and how to refer
  • Learn about additional community resources commonly used by homeless persons with mental illness
  • Have an opportunity to ask questions of our expert panelists

Continuing education credits (1.5 CEUs) are available.

About Centerstone

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, offers a wide range of mental health and addiction services to more than 24,000 people of all ages each year. Formed through the merger of Center for Behavioral Health, Quinco Behavioral Health Systems and Dunn Center, Centerstone has been serving Indiana residents for more than five decades. The organization has more than 60 facilities across 17 Indiana counties and operates the Foster Care Select program in 24 counties. It is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802 or explore our website: www.centerstone.org.