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Mayor’s Summit on Homelessness Highlighted by Renowned Expert

When:
July 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
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Where:
Mayor’s Summit on Homelessness Highlighted by Renowned Expert
500 S Buchanan St
Amarillo, TX 79101
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
City of Amarillo Communications Manager Dave Henry
(806) 378-5219

Mayor’s Summit on Homelessness Highlighted by Renowned Expert

AMARILLO, TX –The Mayor’s Summit on Homelessness is set for July 18 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the
Education Room of the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.

The summit will feature Dr. Sam Tsemberis, Ph.D. Dr. Tsemberis is a clinical psychologist who developed the
“Housing First” model, which is used by the City of Amarillo. Dr. Tsemberis serves as president of the Pathways
Housing First Institute in Los Angeles and also serves as Executive Director of the VA-UCLA Center of Excellence
for Training and Research at the Greater Los Angeles VA. Dr. Tsemberis is on the faculty Department of Psychiatry,
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Tsemberis has received wide recognition for his work, including the American Psychiatric Association’s Gold Award
for Community Mental Health Programs, the Distinguished Contribution to Independent Practice Award from the American
Psychological Association and the Meritorious Service Cross from the Government of Canada.

“Amarillo takes a proactive approach to the issue of homelessness,” said City of Amarillo Director of Community Development
Juliana Kitten. “We look for permanent solutions to the problem of homelessness. This summit will help provide valuable
information and a much-needed public discussion as Amarillo moves forward in its effort to end homelessness.”

Discussion will include the current state of the homeless population in Amarillo, including the chronically homeless, youth and
veterans. Dr. Tsemberis will take questions from summit attendees.

The Mayor’s Summit on Homelessness is free and open to the public. Seating will be limited, and information on how to attend
will be made available. The summit will be live-streamed via City of Amarillo social media.

For more information contact City of Amarillo Communications Manager Dave Henry at (806) 378-5219 or by email
at David.Henry@amarillo.gov.

Thanks,
Dave