New Research and Program Strategies
To expedite the reintegration of homeless women veterans into the workforce, service providers must understand the needs and employment barriers of their clients and have strategies in place to address these challenges. On Thursday, June 30, at 3 p.m. EDT, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) will host a teleconference called “Overcoming Outreach and Employment Placement Barriers for Women Veterans: New Research and Program Strategies,” featuring The National Center on Family Homelessness and Goodwill Industries of Houston. This teleconference will provide thoughtful discussion of cutting edge research on the economic instability of homeless female veterans and strategies for overcoming outreach and placement barriers in the field.
Risa Greendlinger, Director of Veterans Projects at the National Center on Family Homelessness (NCFH), will discuss a new qualitative study of Chicagoland women veterans that incorporates the perspectives of female and male veterans, community stakeholders providing services to veterans, and employers hiring veterans. The unique study capitalizes on the experiences of veterans while understanding the systemic issues that impact their transition to civilian life. Ms. Greendlinger will also discuss incentives for both research participants and community stakeholders, and will discuss the next steps of the study. Kathy Mackie, a member of Goodwill Houston's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program team, will discuss specific outreach strategies to facilitate stronger employment outcomes for homeless female veterans.
The following presentation and handouts are downloadable in PDF format:
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