About Dr. Mary

I am a rehabilitation psychologist. My areas of specialty include

  • Psychiatric disabilities, brain injuries and co-existing substance abuse disorders
  • Adaptive housing for individuals with these disorders
  • Chronic homelessness research and homeless advocacy training

In my work with disabled, chronically homeless people

  • I provide street outreach assistance
  • I arrange and coordinate medical, psychological and substance abuse services
  • I provide ongoing counseling and emotional support
  • I consult by phone, mail and online with homeless people across the country
  • I review autopsy records, consult with medical examiners and prepare death reports

I provide advocacy services

  • I accompany my contacts to health care and social services agency appointments
  • I advocate in their behalf with medical, social services and housing personnel
  • I visit my chronically homeless contacts in the hospital and in jail
  • I consult with attorneys and advocate for my contacts in legal proceedings
  • I accompany them to court and represent them in social services Fair Hearings
  • I contact police and/or adult protective services in cases of imminent danger

I support human rights and social justice issues

  • I consult with leaders of homeless advocacy initiatives across the country
  • I write articles and blog posts to highlight human rights and social justice issues
  • I work to reduce societal stigma towards chronically homeless people within the justice system, in public meetings, on social media and in traditional media
  • I record and post stories from the streets
  • I share my views on homelessness issues in articles, interviews and recordings
  • I train volunteers in advocacy skills to help them assist homeless people

Read a post about my daily activities  Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

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