The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an unprecedented situation, requiring rapid action to mobilize and adjust services in nearly every sector of human services, including in SNAP E&T. Now, nearly ten months after the pandemic’s emergence, state agencies have taken this opportunity to reflect on their efforts to immediately transition to a mobile workforce and engage in creative solutions to continue providing meaningful services throughout the pandemic. This session will include representatives from state human service agencies and policy staff from the American Public Human Services Association discussing lessons learned from COVID-19 and their plans for moving forward.
- Mary Nelson, Policy Associate, American Public Human Services Association
- Ashley Snyder, SNAP E&T Expansion Specialist, Minnesota Department of Human Services
- Bridgette A. Acklin, Supervisory Vocational Development Specialist, SNAP E&T Program, DC Department of Human Services
- Kristen Halverson, Program Coordinator, Tennessee Department of Human Services
- Suzie Miller, Workforce Programs Manager, Arapahoe/Douglas Works
- Brittany Polinski, Program Manager - Employment First, Denver Human Services