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Welcome to Changing the Conversation! We discuss critical and timely topics focused on equity, 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.

Mar 5, 2018

Why hire people with lived experiences? Host Jeff Olivet talks with Cheryl Gagne of the Center for Social Innovation about the value people with lived experience bring to human service work and recruitment and retention strategies. This is first in a 4 part series on "Recovery at Work." Visit and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more resources to grow your impact.
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Watch “People with History of Homelessness Encouraged to Apply” as Steven Samra of the Center for Social Innovation talks about being homeless and how he uses his experiences to inform his work.
Boston Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation