UAA Masters in Social Work graduate, and Clinician for the Center for Human Development and Center for Psychosocial Development, Summer Lefebvre, has been involved in researching and helping homeless residents of Anchorage. On this edition of Informania, she discusses the Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web (AMHC), an organization that helps homeless people in Anchorage find the help that they need to recover from mental health and addiction challenges, and to pursue a productive, stable life.
In addition to working as a clinician at AMHC, Summer has also been involved with city-wide efforts to research, identify and help the most vulnerable homeless people (those with cancer, or the elderly), and is helping to plan and promote the January 2013 Project Homeless Connect. Sponsored by the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness, Project Homeless Connect will bring together multiple resources and services for homeless citizens in one location so that they can get the help that they need during the cold of winter! Watch this Project Connect video to learn more. Volunteers are needed!
This Informania interview was recorded on KRUA 88.1 FM, Monday, July 29, at 9am, and will be replayed on Thursday, August 1 at 5pm, or via livestream at www.kruaradio.org. It will also be available as a podcast after the broadcast. Listen and learn!