Karen Barfield is a Supportive Housing Specialist with Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc. Karen is a graduate of University of South Florida, where she received a BA in Social and Behavioral Sciences. She has spent her years in social service working with highly vulnerable populations including those with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. She began her career working in an inpatient psychiatric facility in Pinellas County 36 years ago. She has provided services with several agencies across the Tampa Bay Area including Horizon Hospital, Anon Anew, Glenbeigh, MHC (Gracepoint), Charter and Northside Behavioral Health Center.