In the fall of 2016, Funders Together brought together funders from across New England to network, learn, and discuss family homelessness and the important role that economic security plays in our efforts to prevent and end homelessness in our communities. This was an exclusive opportunity for funders to connect with one another and share their lessons, challenges, and successes with peers from the region.
Local leaders from The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation and the Melville Charitable Trust shared an innovative approach they’ve implemented in Massachusetts and Connecticut called Secure Jobs. They discussed how they learned from each other and were able to implement an effective model.
David Wertheimer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation also joined the conversation to share what the foundation has learned in their 15+ years working on family homelessness in Washington State and what they’re doing now.