Research shows that the lack of safe, affordable housing can negatively impact health – and that housing interventions for low income people have been found to improve health outcomes and decrease health care costs. This podcast will explore the intersection and relationship between housing and healthcare and how housing is healthcare. Special guest: Shelby Ridley, Director of Homeless Support Services at Primary Health Care.
Did you know that every year our community works to count every individual experiencing homelessness on a single night in January? How does data drive solutions that can help our community end homelessness? You’ll hear the answers to these questions—and more—in a conversation between Ehren Stover-Wright, Senior Analyst at the Institute for Community Alliances and Cynthia Latcham, Director of Programs & Services at Anawim Housing.
In our sixth episode, Anawim Housing President Russ Frazier interviews Director of Advancement, Hannah Landgraf. Hannah transitioned into the Advancement role for Anawim back in September after two years working as a Program Manager - providing her insight and experience working with our tenants in Permanent Supportive Housing. She comes to the position with passion, purpose, and a goal of widening and strengthening Anawim's circle of support through storytelling and relationship building.
In our fifth episode, Anawim Housing President Russ Frazier interviews Bonnie and Tonya, two Anawim Permanent Supportive Housing program tenants, who share their unique and personal stories. Bonnie and Tonya are both participants in Anawim Housing's Full Circle program, and share of their journey from homelessness to housing. They each shine a light on what it is really like to experience homelessness and to have found stability through housing.
In our fourth episode, Anawim Housing President Russ Frazier interviews Program Manager Dan McBee about Anawim's Permanent Supportive Housing Programs. Dan shares stories from the field, the importance of building trust between clients, and the very real and positive effect having a home makes in someone's life.
In our third episode, Anawim Housing President Russ Frazier interviews Supportive Services Manager, Stacie O'Conner, about all the services and resources available to Anawim tenants. Stacie discusses what the Sister Stella Rental Relief Fund and Wellness Fund are and gives specific examples of how those funds have helped families and individuals at Anawim. She shares about the tenant gardens, and future volunteer opportunities and events!
In our second episode, Anawim Housing President Russ Frazier interviews Director of Programs and Services, Cynthia Latcham, about the Housing First model and its central importance in the work of our Program Team. Cynthia discusses complex trauma and the impact this has on every individual entering Anawim Housing that has come from homelessness. She recalls a personal success story she has witnessed and how our team here works toward long term healing and progress for those individuals.
Welcome to the Anawim Housing - Home is Everything podcast series! In our first episode, Anawim Housing President Russ Frazier interviews Program Manager Jeremy Orcutt, about Anawim's Permanent Supportive Housing Programs. Jeremy shares firsthand of the emotional impact and positive effects he has witnessed from his own clients coming from homelessness and trauma, to now having a place to permanently call home and a strong support system within Anawim.
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