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Welcome to Changing the Conversation! We discuss critical and timely topics focused on homelessness, substance use, mental health, and trauma. Our hosts interview health and human service experts, researchers, and advocates. Conversations explore how we can adapt our systems to the rapidly changing landscape of social services.

Aug 29, 2016

Host Jeff Olivet offers his reflections on the past season's dialogues involving homelessness, trauma, mental health, race and recovery. He also shares his perspectives on new frontiers that homeless advocates will need to tackle.

As we wrap up this season's podcast and start of a new season, we ask that our valued...


Aug 15, 2016

In this dynamic conversation with Senior Analyst Collin Whelley and Public Policy Attorney Kate Whelley McCabe, Jeff taps into their insights regarding the legal rights of those experiencing homelessness, local ordinances that criminalize homelessness and the rise of urban neoliberalism. 

Bonus: Collin performs a piece...


Aug 2, 2016

Dr. Donald Burnes talks with Jeff Olivet on the current state of homelessness in America, income inequality, and discusses his new book "Ending Homelessness: Why We Haven't, How We Can".