Ending homelessness is a public health issue. One possible solution? More housing.
This week’s guest expert on the Public Health Out Loud podcast is Karen Santilli, the CEO of Crossroads Rhode Island. Crossroads is the leading provider of housing and homeless services in Rhode Island. Santilli talks about how rates of homelessness have increased not just in the state, but throughout the country during the pandemic. She also shares stories about how something called a “housing first” model can help homeless or at-risk individuals and families get on a path to stability.
Hear co-hosts Dr. Jim McDonald and Dr. Philip Chan talk about the difference between providing shelter and having a home, and how that difference can impact someone’s health physically, mentally, and emotionally.
How can we improve access to healthcare and resources for people experiencing homelessness? What is Crossroads doing to solve the housing crisis in Rhode Island? Download this week’s episode to find out. For more information about Crossroads, visit their website at crossroadsri.org.