The program’s principles, practices, and evidence by Dr. Sam Tsemberis, who is a nationally recognized expert.

May 11th, 2022 from 6-7:30 pm AZ time (PST)

Dr. Sam Tsemberis, the clinical psychologist that developed the Housing First program to stem homelessness for people with serious mental illness and addiction.

In 1992, Dr. Tsemberis founded Pathways to Housing, based on the belief that housing is a basic right for all.  Pathways developed the Housing First model that provides immediate access to permanent supported housing; independent apartments and intensive treatment and support services for individuals who are homeless and who have mental illnesses and substance use disorders.  The program uses a person-centered harm reduction approach and does not require participation in treatment or sobriety as a precondition for housing.  Housing First is recognized as an evidence-based practice, having been successfully replicated and evaluated in numerous settings across the United States and internationally.  Dr. Tsemberis is a clinical-community psychologist and serves on the faculty of UCLA.  He also serves as principal investigator for several federally funded multi-site studies of homelessness, mental illness, and addiction, and has published numerous articles and book chapters on these topics.

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