Cross-Sector Events

Building a Network and Sharing Resources

Healthcare and housing providers need to collaborate across their fields in order to better serve their shared client populations. We believe that meeting face-to-face is essential to developing meaningful relationships. Here you can find some of the cross-sector events the Consortium organizes to bring people together from the healthcare, housing, social service, and government realms. While most of our events are for our members only, some, like our interagency case conferences, are open to the public.  

In response to coronavirus concerns in NYC,  the Consortium will be moving events to be held as phone calls or online webinar sessions until further notice. We feel strongly that the insight gained from in-person discussions across sectors cannot be replaced, and we take pride in our efforts to bring people together in the same room who otherwise would not have the chance to meet and collaborate. This being said, we hope to resume our in-person events as soon as possible.

Housing Marketplaces

The Consortium holds biannual Housing Marketplaces, meet-and-greet events where health home care coordinators, hospital social workers, and others can connect with housing providers in order to improve communication and facilitate more efficient and expedient referrals between the two systems. The Marketplace provides a platform to discuss outcomes and challenges in meeting client needs to further strengthen partnerships. 

Participants get the chance to learn about housing resources available to their patients and clients, how to access it, and make real connections with people from the housing world. Attendees also receive a resource packet with information on all participating housing providers, their current vacancies, program eligibility, and contact information to make referrals. Each Marketplace focuses on a different population—for example, people with behavioral health needs, seniors, and justice-involved individuals. The population for each marketplace is determined based on feedback from our member organizations. 

See below for past participating housing providers at each Housing Marketplace.

 

SUBSTANCE USE 2019
ACMH
The Bridge and Weston United
Community Access
Federation of Organizations
Jewish Board
Odyssey House
Project Renewal
Services for the UnderServed
Unique People Services
West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing
MENTAL HEALTH 2019
ACMH
The Bridge and WestonUnited
Community Access
Federation of Organizations
Jewish Board
Odyssey House
Project Renewal
Services for the UnderServed
Unique People Services
West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing
MEDICALLY FRAIL 2018

AgeWell
Allen Care
CenterLight
DFTA
Elderplan
Fidelis
Marquis
Montefiore Diamond Care
Riverdale Home Care
Riverspring Assisted Living
West Side Federation For Senior And Supportive Housing

SUBSTANCE USE 2017

Acacia Network
The Bridge
BronxWorks
Arms Acres / Conifer Park Rehabilitation Services
Fortune Society
Odyssey House
Samaritan Daytop Village
Volunteers of America

FAMILIES AND YOUNG ADULTS 2017
Acacia Network
BronxWorks
Community Access
Covenant House of New York
Fountain House
Geel Community Services
HELP USA
The Jewish Board
Services for the Underserved
Volunteers of America
JUSTICE-INVOLVED 2016

The Bridge
Centers Health Care
CUCS
The Doe Fund
DOHMH Office of Housing Services
Lantern Community Services
NYC Health and Hospitals Correctional Health Services
New York State Office of Mental Health
The Osborne Association
Urban Justice Center
Urban Pathways 

SENIORS 2016

Acacia Network
Bronx Wood Assisted Living
BronxWorks
Comunilife
NYC Department for the Aging
Montefiore
NYLAG
RAIN
RiverSpring at Home
The Bridge
West Side Federation For Senior And Supportive Housing

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH 2016

ACMH
Beacon of Hope House, Catholic Charaties
BronxWorks
Center for Urban Community Services
Concern for Independent Living
Fortune Society
Geel Community Services
Jericho Project
The Jewish Board
Pibly Residential Programs
Riverdale Mental Health Assosciation
Urban Pathways
Volunteers of America Greater New York
West Side Federation of Senior and Supportive Housing

Interagency Case Conferences

The Consortium facilitates quarterly case conferences, which are open to anyone who is interested, including non-member organizations. The case conference centers on case presentations, brought by participants, which the group then problem-solve together. It is a safe, respectful, and encouraging environment where those with years of experience and those new to the field can collaborate.

Networking and the sharing of information and resources are key components of the event. The combination of housing providers, shelter providers, health home members and health care providers in this interactive setting is a knowledge-rich environment to consider practical solutions for the often complex needs of the individuals we serve. The individual cases discussed provide valuable information about resources and ideas that benefit all participants.

 

Annual Health & Housing Convenings

Since 2011, the Consortium has held an annual Health & Housing convening of its members and partners. The Convening is a daylong event that brings together stakeholders across healthcare, housing, social service, and government sectors to share ideas about recent developments and best practices within the healthcare and housing realms. Discussion at the Convening helps determine the initiatives that will drive the Consortium’s work for the upcoming year. 

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