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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 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...


Oct 25, 2016

In anticipation of the upcoming Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) Annual Conference in Ontario, host Jeff Olivet interviews Tim Richter (President) and Wally Czech (Director of Training) from the Canadian Alliance to discover parallels in the homelessness epidemic among the two countries that include rural...


Oct 11, 2016

In this new season of Changing of the Conversation, host Jeff Olivet offers his perspective on the magnitude of homelessness in America, the election season and asks you to weigh in on what ideas you would like to contribute to this season's podcast. 

Please call 617-340-9383 to leave us voicemail with your questions,...


Sep 26, 2016

In this first of three episodes, host Jeff Olivet discusses the A Way Home America & Rapid Results Initiative partnership "100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness" with Terrance Walker and Phoebe VanCleefe, two youth leaders in the fight to end youth homelessness.


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...