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Jul 9, 2018

Host Jeff Olivet sits down with James Kowalsky of the Midwest Harm Reduction Institute, Heartland Alliance in Chicago, to discuss harm reduction as a practice that can be used in almost every situation and with everyone. 

And from our listeners, Jeff discusses what front desk staff can do who work at hotels and might be interacting with guests who are experiencing homelessness.

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This episode originally released 2/21/17.

More Info

Mid-West Harm Reduction Institute

Heartland Alliance

Principles of Harm Reduction from the Harm Reduction Coalition

Client Centered Behavior Change: Using a Harm Reduction Approach, a live, online course starting in September from t3

Deploying Housing First Systemwide from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness