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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.

Nov 21, 2016

Host Jeff Olivet sits down with C4's Laura Gillis of Baltimore, public health nurse, advocate, activist and service provider in the homelessness field for 25 years, to discuss what's changed in the field, what homelessness is really about, and what it would take to level the playing field.


Nov 21, 2016

In this second of three episodes, host Jeff Olivet returns for an update from Terrance Walker and Phoebe VanCleefe, two youth leaders who discuss the progress, strategies, challenges, and surprises they see midway through the "100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness" in Los Angeles, Austin, and Cleveland through the...


Nov 7, 2016

Andre Johnson, President and CEO of Detroit Recovery Project, discusses how peer workers make use of mindfulness, massage, and other self care modalities in helping to reduce recidivism rates in the addiction...