AMANDA ROSADO holds a master’s degree in Social Work with a focus on organizations and communities from the University of South Carolina. For the past ten years, she has worked with individuals and families experiencing chronic homelessness in various settings including a drop in center, emergency shelter, HIV clinic, and permanent supportive housing programs. In 2010, she assisted in piloting Columbia, South Carolina’s first housing first program for chronically homeless individuals, families, and persons living with HIV/AIDS. Her most recent position was with a managing entity in Northeast Florida. In that role, she worked to provide housing as an effective healthcare intervention for consumers within the substance abuse and mental health system. As a strong advocate for housing first and recovery oriented systems of care, she is passionate about utilizing evidence based practices and providing effective interventions to work with some of the most vulnerable populations.