The Knoxville News Sentinel featured a report by David Patterson, the director of UT’s Doctor of Social Work program.
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Over the last six months with funding from the City of Knoxville, the Knoxville Homeless Management Information System has developed an interactive community dashboard on homelessness.
Lisa Harmon aims to reduce the stigma many military service members associate with seeking help for psychological and mental health needs. A licensed clinical social worker at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, Harmon also is a member of the inaugural graduating class of UT’s online Doctor of Social Work degree program.
The number of Knoxville residents who are homeless for the first time decreased by 14 percent last year, according to a UT study released this week. Agencies serving the homeless, however, have seen a 4 percent increase in the number of active clients who receive services, according to the report prepared by members of the Knoxville Homeless Management Information System. The system is housed in the College of Social Work.
Only one issue is on the minds of defense leaders and industry executives these days: Looming budget cuts. But widespread panic over the coming spending reductions could be turned into an opportunity to tackle the obvious fat in the Pentagon’s budget, analysts suggest. T. Russell Crook, associate professor of management in the UT College of
UT Knoxville and the Knoxville/Knox County Homeless Coalition will release a study Wednesday, May 9, about the ongoing challenges of homelessness in the area and highlight successes, including housing placement. The 2:00 p.m. event will be at the Bill Lyons Pavilion on Market Square, downtown Knoxville. Members of the coalition and the Knoxville Homeless Management Information System, housed in the College of Social Work, will present the findings.