At the Intersection of Opioids and Housing
September 4, 2019, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Jamie Blackburn, CSH
Michelle Mihalakis, Liberty Recovery Community
While there are many paths to substance use disorder recovery…safe and stable housing is the foundation to a successful journey.
The recovery and housing sectors reflect similar processes and services. Both use screening and assessment to determine need. Both offer resources that include at least short-term or transitional housing and services. Both are critical in helping individuals meet their life goals. Most importantly, both can save even more lives when working in tandem.
Attendees will learn how they can play a leading role in the emerging field of health and housing, a snapshot of the opioid problem in Iowa, best practices in responding to the opioid crisis among people experiencing homelessness as well as behind-the-scenes details on Iowa’s first housing recovery project that is now under construction.