A conversation about housing issues faced by North Carolinians living with mental illness
Carolina Public Press held its Newsmakers forum on housing for those with mental illness in North Carolina at the Lenoir-Rhyne University Graduate Center of Asheville on Friday, July 21, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Carolina Public Press Investigative Reporter Michael Gebelein moderated the panel discussion, which was followed by an audience Q&A. Panelists were Marti Knisley, independent reviewer in the matter of the United States v. North Carolina Olmstead Voluntary Settlement; Julia Gibson, senior long term care regional ombudsman with the Area Agency on Aging; Susan McCracken, director of Lincoln County Department of Social Services; and Sarah Lancaster, employment and housing manager with Vaya Health. You may view a recording of the forum’s live stream below.
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This forum preceded the launch of the latest Carolina Public Press investigative reporting series, Questionable Care: Is North Carolina’s System For Housing The Mentally Ill Failing?
Read, watch, participate: More in the ‘Questionable Care’ series
Read the first story | Investigation: NC adult care homes system under fire, with oversight inconsistent, unreliable
Read the second story | Who’s watching: Investigation raises doubts about NC inspection system for adult care homes
Read the third story | Paying for mistakes: North Carolina’s 10 most penalized adult care homes
Read the fourth story | A federal case: Housing for mentally ill pits NC against US government in ongoing legal battle
Read the fifth story | Adult care home industry spokesman responds to investigative series
Share your story | Help Carolina Public Press report on housing for those with mental illness
Watch | View the Newsmakers public forum on this topic
Meet the journalists | Watch the recording of a Facebook Live conversation with the Carolina Public Press journalists covering this issue
This 2017 Newsmakers forum by Carolina Public Press is made possible through the support of individuals, foundations, businesses and organizations. We wish to thank the following sponsors for their support in bringing this civic and civil dialogue to Western North Carolina. To learn more about our affordable sponsorship packages, email Executive Director Angie Newsome.