ColumbiaCare Represented at Project Homeless Connect (Jackson County)
Veterans Services Program Manager, Joseph Chick and Communications Manager, Jennifer Jones represented ColumbiaCare at this year's Project Homeless Connect Event in Medford, Oregon. ColumbiaCare was one of over forty local community providers who attended to make themselves available to those who might benefit from their services. ColumbiaCare came with a specific mission: to inform local Veterans who may be homeless or at risk of homelessness-and their families- about Meadow Wood Veteran supportive housing program. Meadow Wood welcomes soldiers, airmen, sailors and marines (and their families) who are experiencing behavioral health issues or readjustment needs. ColumbiaCare acts as a mental health-friendly landlord, which means carrying out property management duties with the understanding that a Veteran's outlook, needs and behavior may have been seriously impacted by their tour of duty; and that reintegration with family can be a challenge, not to mention reintegration into civilian life in the community. Our supportive housing program provides a safe, affordable and stable home-- as well as family counseling that compliments the treatment the Veteran may already be receiving. When you heal the family you heal the Veteran, when you heal the Veteran you heal the family.