Increasing Employment for People with Psychiatric Disabilities who are Homeless
Date: 8/15/2005, 2:00pm Eastern
Gary Shaheen is the Director of Employment Program Development for Advocates for Human Potential. He currently serves as Project Manager for the USDOL Office of Disability Employment Policy/HUD Chronic Homelessness Employment Technical Assistance Center (CHETA), and provides technical assistance to states under the CMHS Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Program.
In this webcast, Gary discusses current approaches to help people with disabilities who are homeless re-enter the mainstream workforce. He covers the common obstacles to accessing and maintaining employment and will discuss strategies for overcoming these barriers. He explains the importance of developing cross-systems collaborations in supporting consumers' employment efforts.