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Featured Family Homelessness Resources

Funders Together CEO, Amanda Andere, as she conducted an open conversation with Brittani Manzo and Robert Pulster of USICH about the recent Thought Leadership Convening on Ending Family Homelessness. 

Additional Family Homelessness Resources

Ann Sewill, Vice President of Housing & Economic Opportunity at the California Community Foundation, explains the Foundation's recent advocacy work around Los Angeles's Proposition HHH and the outcome of this support from a public-private coalition.


On June 23rd, FTEH Board Member David Wertheimer spoke in Orlando, FL, at The Road Home Breakfast gathering of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness.  Still reeling from the shock of the deadly attack against the LGBTQ community at the Pulse nightclub that took 49 young lives and wounded 53 others, the city’s officials nonetheless...


What happens when cities start to declare homelessness as an "emergency"? Where do we go from here? Funders Together Board Member, David Wertheimer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation explores how these declarations can aid the fight to end and prevent homelessness. 

In 2014, Orange County United Way launched FACE 2024, the community-wide strategy to create a positive future for the next generation of Orange County residents. The plan focuses on long-term solutions to the most critical challenges confronting Orange County children and families. Working with a broad spectrum of leadership throughout the county, goals were established in each of four focus...

The Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation is a family foundation based in Boston, Massachusetts. Created by Paul Fireman, former CEO of Reebok International, and his wife after Reebok became a public company in 1985, the foundation dedicates a major share of its funding resources to ending family homelessness in the Commonwealth and beyond.


As we've been learning about the many different crises that can catapult a family into homelessness, we've developed a version 2.0 response to family homelessness. What is it?


Beginning in 2009, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supported a pilot program to prevent homelessness for survivors of domestic violence and their families. Here's what they learned.


Hint: stable housing, great schools, and strong communities are key pillars of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Pacific Northwest initiatives.

In 1963, the Wilson Foundation was established by Joseph C. Wilson, then Chair of the Board of Xerox Corporation, and his wife, Peggy. Always on the quest for innovative approaches and implementing best practices, the Wilson Foundation recently supported the SHIFT study, a longitudinal study that seeks to gain a better understanding of the effectiveness of local programs for the...

Families who experience homelessness often face significant difficulties, from providing an adequate education for their children, to something as basic as having enough to eat. Parents experiencing homelessness are frequently separated from their children, who may be sent into foster care and group homes, alone and without a stable, loving family for support.