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While bringing together diverse stakeholders is a necessary step towards ending homelessness, it is not sufficient. Too often people convene to talk, learn best practices, and plan without making necessary changes in their own behavior. Too often they acknowledge that they know what should be done, but then fail to follow through because doing so may compromise immediate self-interests for...
The Meyer Memorial Trust works to dismantle barriers to equity in education, housing and the environment and to improve community conditions so that all Oregonians can reach their full potential.
The HealthSpark Foundation is a private, independent foundation providing support to organizations that serve the unmet health and/or human service needs of residents living in and organizations serving Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Facilitating Systems Change to End Youth Homelessness: Foundations for Youth Success Minnesota Convening Takeaways (Part 2)
Facilitating Systems Change to End Youth Homelessness: Foundations for Youth Success Minnesota Convening Takeaways (Part 1)
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.
While bringing together diverse stakeholders is a necessary step towards ending homelessness, it is not sufficient. Thinking and acting systemically are required to end homelessness. This resource is not intended to be a stand-alone piece; rather, you should select slides that are most relevant to your presentation.
The Shepherds in Blue: How a Partnership Between Philanthropy and Houston Police is Guiding People Home
We support Opening Doors, the Federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness. 1. To end homelessness, start with a home. 2. Open pathways to meaningful and stable employment to prevent homelessness. 3. Prevent a new generation from becoming homeless.
Moments from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation's Annual Convening on Ending Chronic Homelessness in LA County
Valley of the Sun United Way is long-standing member of Funders Together to End Homelessness. Amy Schwabenlender, Vice President of Community Impact, leads the organization's Community Objective to End Hunger and Homelessness in Maricopa County and serves on a variety of community boards, including the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Continuum of Care Regional Committee on Homelessness. She discusses the...
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) payments aren't enough to cover a family's rent. See the numbers in your state.
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.
At Funders Together, we are seeing an encouraging trend: thought leaders working to end homelessness are focusing not on the successes of individual programs, but rather on a systemic approach that addresses the underlying causes of homelessness. A systems approach integrates theory, analysis, stakeholder participation, systems mapping, and identification of high-leverage interventions to help communities uncover the dynamics that can...
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