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Housing Recovery Roundtable – Jackson

January 20, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm CST

Free

Housing Recovery Roundtable - Jackson

Learn about levels and types of recovery housing, standards, and best practices in Tennessee.

There will be an overview on the levels and types of recovery housing as well as standards and best practices in Tennessee. You will learn about several housing initiatives in our state and resources in the area. There will be a panel discussion about some of the barriers and gaps in urban and rural areas there area specifically and a toolkit for implementing recovery housing. Participants will be able to ask questions about developing and sustaining recovery housing and looking at ways of closing gaps and issues with recovery housing as well as educating the community.

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Course Goals:

Participants will:

  • Learn about 2 recovery housing models
  • Learn 2 ways of implementing house rules.
  • Identify 4 levels of housing and staffing to meet the needs of the residents.
  • Identify 3 community resources that help build recovery capital.
  • Learn 2 certifications processes for recovery housing in Tennessee.
  • Identify 2 key issues for taking referrals from the community.

Contact Hours & CEUs: 5.0 hours

Cost: no charge

Approved by: NAADAC, TCB, TDMHSAS, and CPRS

Is Lunch Provided? Yes, it is included

Handouts: will be given out during the during

Presenters:

Mary Linden Salter is the Executive Director of the Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug and other Addiction Services, an association of addiction and recovery support providers. Mary Linden is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in Tennessee since 1996. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University. Prior to taking this position, she was the Director of Network Services for Behavioral Health for United Healthcare (UHC) and was the Manager of a utilization review team for Magellan Behavioral Heath, both TennCare MCOs. She has also worked in several clinical programs in Tennessee including the Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody at Vanderbilt and as the IOP Program Director for Centerstone. Prior to joining UHC, Mary Linden worked at the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations as the Director of Public Policy, where she was involved in statewide policy analysis and development as well as state legislative initiatives.

Since Mary Linden joined TAADAS, the agency has developed newly defined membership and an advocacy plan. The association’s advocacy efforts have included ACA education, outreach, and enrollment, addressing the Medicaid Gap, promotion of funding for addiction resources, parity education and enforcement, and refinements to LADAC licensure. Mary Linden serves on the TDMHSAS Institutional Review Board, the Co-Occurring Disorders Collaborative Steering Committee, the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute Board of Trustees, the TN Association of Drug Court Professionals Board, The Tennessee Certification Board, and the Board of the Healing Arts Project.

 

Daryl Murray has over 30 years of hands-on experience working with the homeless and folks in recovery. He has worked with feeding and shelter programs in New York City, was the Director of the largest food bank distribution center in Middle Tennessee, a Youth Pastor, and operated a small home repair business that was staffed by men in recovery. Currently, he is the founding Executive Director of Welcome Home Ministries, (www.welcomehomemin.org) a faith-based 501(c)3 organization established in 1992. This organization operates 9 homes with 77 total beds for people recovering from substance use disorder. Daryl serves on various community boards and committees. He is the recipient of several awards including Tennessee Association of Alcohol Drugs and other Addictive Services (TAADAS) CEO of the Year, TAADAS Volunteer of the Year Award, Center for Non-Profit (CNM) Bank of America CEO of the Year Award, CNM Memorial Foundation Leadership finalist, and CNM Baptist Healing Trust Access to Care Award finalist.

 

Mr. Neru Gobin serves at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) as the Director of Housing and Homeless Services, an office which provides leadership and management of over 15 service delivery programs and initiatives that collectively provide supportive housing, housing support, and homeless outreach services across Tennessee. In this capacity, Neru also coordinates efforts with the Director of Regional Housing Facilitators, Ms. Jeanne Price and the Statewide Coordinator of Consumer Housing Specialists, Ms. Gina Turley, to promote the Tennessee Creating Homes Initiative, and collaborates with a variety of stakeholders to further the statewide efforts to positively impact homelessness and to provide safe, quality, affordable housing opportunities for Tennesseans experiencing mental illness, co-occurring disorders and substance use disorders. Mr. Gobin has previously served as Assistant Director for both the TDMHSAS Office of Housing and Homeless Services and the TDMHSAS Office of Crisis and Suicide Prevention Services, roles in which he was a major contributor to providing oversight of the grant programs and managing the day-to-day operations. His 21 years of professional experience in the behavioral health field also includes service in Tennessee’s Crisis Services Continuum as a crisis responder in Middle Tennessee to help Tennesseans during the most vulnerable moments of their lives, many of whom cited homelessness or risk of homelessness as a precipitating factor, to determine the most appropriate means and level of intervention.

Mr. Gobin has participated in many presentation opportunities, including nation-wide webinars for the National Housing Conference and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), to showcase the Tennessee Creating Homes Initiative and address other critical aspects of mental health services. A native of Chicago, Illinois with family roots in Belize, Central America, Neru earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign.

 

Melvin Smith is the Assistant Director of Treatment and Recovery Services at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS). Mr. Smith has a 14-year tenure with TMHSAS dedicated to treatment and recovery services. He currently oversees programs dedicated to recovery and peer recovery and HIV.

Mr. Smith earned his B.S. in Sociology and master’s degree in Organizational Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University in Nashville. He has over 30 years of experience working with adults, children, and their families. He has worked in the field providing direct service to people in recovery from mental illness and substance use for 25 years and now enjoys supporting this mission through oversight of his contracts with over 110 agencies providing serving to Tennesseans.

 

Kyle Duvall is a graduate of Belmont University (BM), Nashville, TN, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MCM), Louisville, KY. He serves as the Deputy Executive Director at Welcome Home Ministries (2010), Nashville, TN, which is a faith-based alcohol and drug recovery support ministry that provides recovery housing, and long-term recovery support services in a sober-living community for men with a SUD and/or co-occurring disorder.

Kyle has served on the Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & Other Addiction Services (TAADAS) Recovery Support and Criminal Justice Committee since its inception, and has contributed as an author to the TAADAS Times, TAADAS Recovery Housing White Paper, and the TAADAS Recovery Housing Toolkit –emphasis, recovery housing and recovery support services. He is an activist and advocate for the Tennessee Alliance of Recovery Residences (TN-ARR) and represents Tennessee as a member of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) Advocacy Committee. He has served the Nashville/Davidson County Continuum of Care (CoC) as a member of the Governance Charter Committee, and the CoC Veterans Work Group. He is also a member of the Nashville Affordable Housing and Community Growth Forum.

 

Justin’s mission in Recovery Housing has been to create safe, clean, affordable, and accountable environments for men and women to create a foundation of healing and recovery. Justin was most recently awarded the TAADAS 2022 Volunteer of the year award as well as the 2022 Difference Maker award from the Keith Dixon Foundation. Justin is a person in long term Recovery from Substance Abuse Disorder with a passion for others to have access to “Long Term recovery”.

Justin Coggins is currently the President of the Tennessee Alliance of Recovery Residences (TN-ARR). Justin is also the Founder and Owner of A Design for Living Recovery Homes in Nashville, TN.

A Design for Living is a network of 15 male recovery residences with a 152-bed capacity in Davidson and Dickson counties in TN.

TN-ARR, Tennessee Alliance of Recovery Residences is an Affiliate of NARR, National Alliance of Recovery Residences.

TN-ARR mission is to support persons in recovery from addiction by improving their access to quality recovery through standards, social services, ethics, education, and advocacy. TN-ARR is the only Nationally recognized and supported Certification process in Tennessee. Working in Collaboration with NARR, SAMSHA, ASAM, National Council of Alcoholism and drug Dependence and other agencies that impact the disabled individuals with Addiction.

TN-ARR is a volunteer Certification process for Recovery Houses in Tennessee. As defined in the SAFE Bill passed in 2021 by the Tennessee State Legislature. Currently there are 40 Certified houses with approximately 1000 beds across the State. All meet standards, ethics, and environments criteria required by Nationally and State organizations.

Justin’s mission in Recovery Housing has been to create safe, clean, affordable, and accountable environments for men and women to create a foundation of healing and recovery. Justin was most recently awarded the TAADAS 2022 Volunteer of the year award as well as the 2022 Difference Maker award from the Keith Dixon Foundation. Justin is a person in long term Recovery from Substance Abuse Disorder with a passion for others to have access to “Long Term recovery”.

Details

Date:
January 20, 2023
Time:
9:00 am - 2:30 pm CST
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Jackson State Community College, McWherter Building, Room 133
2046 North Parkway
Jackson, TN 38301 United States
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