Laura Weinbaum

Laura Weinbaum
CPHI Adjunct Fellow

Title: Vice President of Public Affairs & Strategic Initiatives - Project HOME

Public Health Interests:

Behavioral health, Addiction, Mental Illness, Homelessness, Poverty, Trauma, Homelessness and Mortality, Homeless Death Review Team

Current Public Health Related Activities:

As a member of Project HOME’s Executive Team, I help direct strategies for eliminating chronic street homelessness in Philadelphia.  Current projects include a $250 million, multi-year strategy to address three specific areas:  street homelessness among a targeted list of the most vulnerable individuals; homelessness among young adults age 18-25; and employment and housing to alleviate homelessness among individuals with substance use disorders.  Through partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, we provide housing, integrated healthcare, education, and employment opportunities to help break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

Select Publications:

Weinbaum, Laura I., ed.Homeless Death Review Team Report. Philadelphia: City of Philadelphia, 2012. Print. ( Homeless Death Review Report.pdf) Econsult Corporation,

Weinbaum, LauraEstimating the Local Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Project HOME.  Philadelphia:  Econsult and Project HOME, 2011.  [Update in progress, 2014]

Weinbaum, Laura, Chisholm, Laura, and Yoder, Rachel.  Saving Lives, Saving Money: Cost-Effective Solutions to Homelessness in Philadelphia.  Philadelphia:  Project HOME, 2010.

Weinbaum, Laura (curator), Finkle, Harvey, and Hall, Kathleen.  Until All of Us Are Home.  Philadelphia:  Leadership for a Changing World, 2008.