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Thursday, August 06, 2020
1:30 pm ET

Increasing Access to Quality Care Through Supportive Housing

Increasing Access to Quality Care Through Supportive Housing

Thursday, August 6, 2020

1:30 pm ET/ 12:30 pm CT/ 10:30 am PT


A SAMHSA sponsored webinar developed under contract by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and presented by Mental Health America (MHA) will take place Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm Eastern Time called Increasing Access to Quality Care Through Supportive Housing.

Housing programs offer supports to help people stay connected to the best mental health care they need to promote recovery. Since 1990, MHA of South Carolina and its affiliates have grown more than 600 housing units for communities across their state. Their housing models include residential care for individuals with serious mental health challenges and shelter plus care models. To meet the need, MHASC created Turnkey Housing Corp., an arm of the organization that develops housing, especially in rural areas. The webinar will explore:

  • How MHASC’s housing staff works with the local community to design housing that best fits the needs of consumers,
  • How they use federal, state and private funding sources to develop projects, and
  • Best practices in running housing models that increase access to quality care.


  • Joy Jay: Executive Director of Mental Health America South Carolina
  • Darlene Riggins: Housing Director of Mental Health America South Carolina

Instructions to join the webinar

When in the seminar room, the Adobe Connect Log-in screen appears, select "Enter as a Guest," enter the name and state of the participant in the "Name" field (Ex. Jane Doe-AK) and click on "Enter Room."  For attendees, this is a “listen only” webinar.  Should they need to dial in, the instructions are on the note pad in the seminar room. 

If you dial in, please ensure that your computer speakers are turned off so that there is no audio feedback.

Note: If you are only able to join the audio portion, then you will not be able to see the webinar presentation.

We highly recommend that you test your connection to Adobe Connect in advance of the webinar to ensure access. You may need to work with your state’s IT Department to resolve any firewall issues. To test your connection, please go to: You may be prompted to install ActiveX control, Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Connect add-ins. If you encounter any difficulty testing your connection or logging into the webinar, please contact Technical Support by calling 1-800-459-5680.

If you have any questions please contact Kelle Masten via email at or at 703-682-5187.

**We do not offer CEU credits however letters of attendance are offered upon request. 

***Closed-captioning is available for this webinar.