Older Homeless Adults and IHSS
A potential pathway to housing?

CWDA Conference/Symposium Presentation

The goal of the presentation is to inform the attendees about a new pilot program launching in Alameda County which seeks to use In-Home Supportive Services as a bridge to housing homeless older adults with family and friends. We want the attendees to understand the research behind this effort, to inform them about the structure of the pilot which involves collaboration with public and community partners, and to explain some initial lessons learned from our beginning months of implementation.

Options for IHSS and Homeless Adults

  • Randy Morris, Assistant Agency Director, Adult & Aging Services Department, Alameda County Social Services Agency
  • Dr. Margot Kushel, Professor of Medicine and Faculty Member, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and University of California, San Francisco
  • Claire Ramsey, Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging
  • Robert Ratner, Housing Services Director, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency