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In his first column of the new year, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof focused on the need to improve mental health care in the US and drew attention to several innovative and effective intervention models that ought to be expanded. We were gratified to see him refer to CTI among them, emphasizing the evidence of its efficacy and cost-effectiveness. Update: Family CTI was also cited in David Borenstein’s Fixes column as an important component of New York City’s Home to Stay program. This innovative approach moves homeless families who are at especially high risk of recurrent homelessness into permanent housing. The CTI model is used to organize intensive transitional supports provided to families to help them successfully retain housing.
January 9, 2014
There will be an opportunity for providers who are interested in CTI to meet at the National Alliance to End Homelessness conference in Washington DC on Tuesday, July 17 at 4:30PM. The session will be an informal one, intended to foster collaboration among providers and answer questions related to the model and its implementation. The session is open to all and will be facilitated by Judith Samuels and Dan Herman. Location TBA.
July 15, 2012
Our colleagues at the Center for Social Innovation will be offering a free webinar on July 12 from noon to 1PM eastern time that will describe the key elements in delivering CTI to high-risk families and introduce a web-based family CTI course that will be offered this coming fall. More information and registration details are available here.
July 2, 2012
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program is a new VA program that will award grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives who will provide supportive services to very low-income veterans and their families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing. Organizations will receive grants to provide a range of supportive services, including CTI, designed to promote housing stability.
Update Center for Urban Community Services and the Center for Social Innovation, Inc., in collaboration with experts in the use of CTI with families has announced specialized training for organizations that have received grants from the VA via this program. Details here.
February 18, 2011
Although CTI has primarily been used with single adults, the model has also been adapted to support families in the transition from homelessness to housing. As described in a recent report from National Center on Family Homelessness about the Young Family CTI model, the approach incorporates targeted efforts to address needs around household management, parenting and other priority areas that differ from implementations focusing on single adults with severe mental illness. Download the full report here.
October 29, 2010
The annual conference of the National Alliance to End Homelessness held in July in Washington, DC featured two workshops on CTI. The first, co-led by Dan Herman of Columbia University & NYS Psychiatric Institute and Laura Morris of Resources for Human Development, Inc. will focused on working with single adults, while the second workshop, focused on homeless families, was led by Judith Samuels of New York University & Nathan Kline Institute. Both sessions were extremely well attended.
June 29, 2010
Project Hope, located in Charlotte, North Carolina has begun to implement CTI as part of a new initiative supported by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Program, a short-term rental assistance program to help prevent and reduce homelessness. The new program, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is compatible with CTI in its focus on helping individuals and families stabilize and maintain their housing with time-limited assistance, while developing long-term supportive connections in the community. Project Hope staff received training from the Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS). CUCS, a large direct service and training agency focused on applying innovative approaches to meeting the needs of homeless persons, is one of two organizations that provides training in the CTI model.
December 15, 2009