Promoting Housing Stability by Fostering a Culture of Employment (Columbus, OH)

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  • This event is part of a series to promote housing stability  among people with mental illness and substance use disorders in Ohio.
  • Learn More: Additional dates and locations (click here).

PowerPoints from this event have been posted as a PDF in the "Supporting Materials" section below.

Employment promotes recovery for persons with mental illness and substance use disorders by providing extra income and a valued social role. Studies have examined non-vocational outcomes in relation to steady employment among people with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. People who work tend to achieve independent housing and a higher quality of life, especially in the first five years. People with co-occurring disorders can improve markedly.

This one-day workshop will identify components of employment services and best practices that will help foster a culture of work across an array of housing settings. Organizational facilitators and barriers will be explored in small and large group exercises. Participants will finish the day by developing a work plan to develop and/or enhance a culture of work in their particular organizations. Examples of housing settings include the following:

  • PSH/Permanent Supportive & Independent Housing
  • Transitional Housing
  • Residential
  • Adult Care Facilities
  • Emergency Shelters
  • YMCA & YWCA Housing
  • Community CPST
  • Recovery Houses

Learning Objectives

Participants in this training event will be able to ...

  1. Identify the components and best practices of a culture of work
  2. Describe current organizational and staff facilitators for developing a culture of work
  3. Describe organizational and staff barriers to developing a culture
  4. Identify next steps to developing or enhancing a culture of work 


Steve Shober, BS, LSW, WIP


Our training events are open to professionals from multiple disciplines, service settings, and systems of care who provide healthcare, behavioral healthcare, and other services to people with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. Examples of people who attend our events include the following:

Service roles

  • Program managers
  • Team leaders
  • Clinical supervisors
  • Medical staff
  • Quality assurance professionals
  • Administrators
  • Policymakers
  • Direct-service staff
  • Peer supporters
  • Peer specialists
  • Peer recovery coaches

Service settings

  • Behavioral healthcare organizations (e.g., mental health, addiction services)
  • County boards (e.g., mental health, addiction services)
  • Psychiatric hospitals (state and community)
  • Hospitals
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • Criminal justice (e.g., police, courts, jail, probation, parole)
  • Residential
  • Housing
  • Health clinics (primary health)
  • Health Homes

Professional disciplines

  • Mental-health services
  • Addiction services
  • Social work
  • Psychology
  • Primary healthcare
  • Psychiatry
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Residential
  • Housing
  • Criminal justice
  • Vocational rehabilitation


Keynote PowerPoint as PDF

May 14, 2015

  • Promoting Housing Stability by Fostering a Culture of Employment
  • Presenter: Steve Shober, BS, LSW, consultant and trainer (get bio)



Steve Shober, BS, LSW, is a consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) at Case Western Reserve University and its Ohio Supported Employment Coordinating Center of Excellence (Ohio SE CCOE) initiative. He provides technical assistance (program consultation, clinical consultation, and training) to service systems and organizations that are implementing evidence-based practices, emerging best practices, and other strategies that improve quality of life and other outcomes for people diagnosed with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. The practices and strategies include the following: Supported Employment / Individual Support Services (SE / IPS), the evidence-based practice; and Benefits Planning.

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May 14, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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May 7, 2015 (11:59 PM) EST
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