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Sustaining Innovative Demonstration Projects
April 12, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Too often pilot or innovative employment programs demonstrate good results only to fade away when the original funding ends. While the Secure Jobs Initiative will be the primary focus of this discussion, lessons learned can be broadly applied and all are welcome. Topics to be covered include:
- Maintaining the services through integration of current resources
- Finding new money and Social Enterprises
- Using old money in new or different ways
- Case examples
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Trainer: John Rio, MA, CRC is a well-known Houston-based trainer on employment services for people experiencing homelessness. At Advocates for Human Potential he currently directs the National Veterans Technical Assistance Center for US DOL; provides technical assistance and training for HUD recipients and CoCs; and works with the VA on expanding employment services for homeless veterans. He has managed supportive housing and employment programs during his 35 years in the field and has written about job readiness and PSH employment models. Previously he worked for the Corporation for Supportive Housing in New York; St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx; Community Counseling Center in R.I. and founded Riverwood Rehabilitation Services in R.I.
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