FUSE Supportive Housing
Saves Money and Improves Lives
On June 26, 2014, CSH will hold a webinar, “Supportive Housing for Frequent Users of Public Systems: CSH’s FUSE Initiative Saves Public Money and Improves Lives” from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
CSH’s Frequent Users Systems Engagement model (FUSE) is a nationally replicated program that uses housing with wrap around support services to stabilize “frequent users” of jails and other crisis services and thereby reduce their involvement with public systems. The FUSE methodology demonstrates how jurisdictions can work across systems that serve those in a “revolving door” between jail, detox, emergency rooms, and homelessness, thereby reducing the cost of frequent users to the community as a whole.
Webinar attendees will learn how to implement a FUSE initiative using a systemic approach, including how to use data to target deeply for maximum budgetary impact, assembling a cross-system stakeholder group, and engaging quality housing providers to provide the services that stabilize frequent users.
The webinar will include speakers from Mecklenburg County’s new MeckFUSE initiative as well as the State of Connecticut’s long-running FUSE program. Stakeholders from the corrections, housing, homeless, behavioral health, hospital, and crisis health services are encouraged to attend this webinar.
Panelists will include:
- Caroline Chambre, Director HousingWorks -Urban Ministry Center, Charlotte, NC
- Steve DiLella, Director of Housing and Homeless Services Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
- Kim Keaton, Senior Program Manager Government Affairs & Innovation, CSH
Click here to register for the webinar.