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Melissa Stafford Jones

  • Webinar: Scaling Diversion Models to End Homelessness in Your Community

    Thursday, March 12 | 2:00pm ET | 1:00pm CT | 12:00pm MT | 11:00am PT

    Diversion has become a growing strategy in addressing homelessness. When integrated and implemented across the homelessness response system, it has proven to also be an effective intervention for resolving a family’s homelessness or housing instability.  

    Thanks to the Family Homelessness Initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we have research to show that diversion works. At our 2020 Funders Forum, we shared some of those evaluation findings. During this webinar, we’ll look at how communities in Washington state integrated diversion into coordinated entry at the systems level and how funding was structured in order to do so.  

    Join us during this webinar to hear directly from Building Changes, which tested diversion strategies for families under the Bill & Melinda Gates Family Homelessness Initiative, learn about how they worked with Africatown to scale diversion strategies in Washington state, and how they worked with funders to make it happen. We’ll also hear from the Schultz Family Foundation and how they, as one of the funders in this work, understood the need to fund diversion at the systems level, not just a programmatic level, and how they helped drum up additional investments from other funders.  

    We’ll also share some disaggregated data around how Black and African American people opted into diversion at higher rates, what this suggests about other parts of the homeless response system, and what tough questions we need to ask ourselves.  

    Participants will leave this webinar with: 

    • An understanding of what diversion is and how, when implemented as a process, rather than a program, it helps house families 
    • Knowledge about what mindset shift is needed from funders in order to fund and scale a diversion model  
    • Questions we should ask and investigate to analyze racial bias and inequities in our current thinking and systems 

     Speakers 

    • Emily Harris-Shears, Senior Manager, Grantmaking & Capacity Building, Building Changes 
    • Paul Butler, Program Officer, Schultz Family Foundation 
    • Yalonda Sinde, Finance and Development Director, Africatown International 

    Please note that participation in this webinar is limited to private funders, including foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs). If you have questions about your eligibility to register, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs at Funders Together to End Homelessness. 

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    March 12, 2020 at 2pm
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  • Webinar: Racial Discrimination in the Lives of Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness

    Friday, February 28 | 1:00pm ET | 12:00pm CT | 11:00am MT | 10:00am PT

    Every year, over 2.5 million people experience homelessness in the United States. We know that people of color, and especially Black people, are overrepresented in the homelessness system. Black people make up 40% of the homelessness population, and nearly 17% of older Black adults have experienced homelessness within their lifetimes. While important to disaggregate data by race, we must also understand the factors that drive these disparities.

    New research from the HOPE HOME study in Oakland, CA examines the relationship between race, racial discrimination, and the experience of homelessness for older adults. In his research, Dereck Paul, an MD candidate at the UCSF School of Medicine, identified how structural racism contributed to study participants becoming or staying homeless and how structural racism may increase susceptibility to homelessness.

    Join this webinar to hear the findings from the HOPE HOME study and to learn how the relationships between racial discrimination and homelessness can serve as focal points for policies aimed at preventing homelessness.

    Speaker:

    • Dereck W. Paul, Jr., MD Candidate, UCSF School of Medicine

    Please note that participation in this webinar is limited to private funders, including foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs). If you have questions about your eligibility to register, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs at Funders Together to End Homelessness. 

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    February 28, 2020 at 1pm
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  • donated 2019-01-17 16:59:25 -0500

    2019 Funders Forum Only Registration

    Wednesday’s Funders Together Funders Forum Only

    Please register at this rate if you will only be joining us for Wednesday, February 20th. This rate does not include registration to the 2019 Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults. If you wish to register for both the 2019 Funders Forum and full conference, click here.

    • Funders Together Dues Paying Members and Funding Partners: $200
    • Funders Together Non Dues Paying Members and Non-Members: $350

    We are only able to process online registration payments via PayPal at this time.  

    If you are not able to use PayPal, you can mail a check with "2019 Funders Forum Registration" in the memo to the address below.  Just send us an email to let us know that you plan to pay by check and we will register you for the event.

    Funders Together to End Homelessness
    89 South Street, Suite 803
    Boston, MA 02111

    Hotel Information

    The Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults national conference has secured a block of discounted rooms at the conference host hotel, the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Room rates are $225.00 plus taxes. Discounted rates are available through Friday, January 25, 2019 or until the hotel room block is sold out. You can make your reservations now by calling 1-877-734-2726 and referencing National Alliance to End Homelessness. You can also book your reservation online by clicking here.

    *Please note this event is exclusively for private funders including foundations and United Ways, and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs)

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