KATY RINGSTAD, BSN, RN – Outreach Psychiatric Nurse Lead Supervisor Chartiers Center,
Healthy Housing Options (H2O)
As the Outreach Psychiatric Nurse with the Healthy Housing Options (H2O) Program Katy uses her psychiatric nursing experience to identify and assess consumers who are homeless or at risk for losing their home. Katy works with Chartiers’ Outreach Service Coordinator, peer support specialist and certified addiction counselors to break down barriers for chronically homeless individuals or veterans/families/youth to obtain and maintain housing. Chartiers H2O staff work with individuals who are in permanent supportive housing and at risk for losing their housing to connect them to behavioral and physical health resources.
This program is a collaborative effort between Community Human Services, Mercy Behavioral Health, Western Psych and Chartiers Center, under the direction of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, to provide continuity of care and support services throughout the consumer’s journey from homelessness to housing.