DFDN, Sept. 17 Supportive Housing

Program: Yes, Shorter Notice Then Usual (Special Request)

Limited space **********Registration is required *********

Capacity: 45

Time change 6:30 pm to start
DuPage Family Disability Network (DFDN)
Thursday, September 17th, 2015 Open Meeting
Lisle Library
Meeting Room A (only for 9*17)
Lisle, IL 60532
6:30pm to 8:45pm

DFDN is pleased to present information ON:

How Supportive Housing Could Work for People with
Developmental Disabilities –

Why are other disability populations getting a chance
at getting their own apartment and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are only offered a chance to live in groups?

What can the community do to get additional options through community actions. This session will discuss the current system and how it has evolved and what to do to request something different.

Speaker: John Fallon
Senior Program Manager-CSH

John has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field, which includes providing residential and outreach services to adolescents, children, persons who are homeless, as well as persons in correctional and health care settings. As a Senior Program Manager with CSH’s Illinois Program, John works on the implementation of several Olmstead consent decrees for persons with mental health and developmental disabilities as CSH assists the State in transitioning to use supportive housing as an option for housing instead of institutional care. John also works on integrating health care providers into supportive housing, frequent user initiatives, and Medicaid Capacity Development for service providers and developers adapting to a changing health care environment. Mr. Fallon also worked as part of the CSH Returning Home Initiative, a multi-million dollar national initiative to develop permanent supportive housing for homeless persons who frequently cycle through the criminal justice system. Prior to joining CSH, Mr. Fallon worked for 18 years at Thresholds, directing two specialized teams who helped place people from Cook County Jail back into the community, serving individuals who typically had a record of 50 arrests, 20 psychiatric hospitalizations, and decades of homelessness prior to program enrollment. Because of the program’s success, it was awarded the American Psychiatric Association’s Gold Achievement Award for small, community-based programs in 2001. John earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

**********Registration is required, e-mailing below:

1. Name:
2. Number Attending:
3. Parent or Organization:

Look forward to seeing

Board Members of DFDN

Facilities provided by:

Lisle Library
777 Front St.
Lisle IL 60532                                      Capacity: 45
(630) 971-1675
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