Lauren Samblanet, FTEH Program and Membership Coordinator, reflects on key takeaways for philanthropy from the 2018 True Colors Fund Summit in October.
In July at the 2018 Funders Institute, attendees gathered to share what they are learning about homelessness prevention, including what it is and how to work effectively with other systems to really end homelessness. The highly interactive day included a panel discussion, speed networking on what we’re each learning in our work, roundtable discussions, and opportunity to connect with multiple national leaders.
The 2018 Funders Forum was held in Los Angeles in conjunction with the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness. Seventy individuals representing 34 different foundations and United Ways joined us as we explored philanthropy’s role in preventing and ending family and youth homelessness.Read more
Community Solutions knows that in order to create large scale change, we need to think differently. In this webinar we heard what they learned from the 100,000 Homes and Zero:2016 Campaigns and, specifically, what didn't work.
So far, seven communities have reached functional zero in veteran homelessness and three in chronic homelessness. What does it take for communities to take that last big step to reach functional zero? Beth Sandor is leading the Built for Zero movement and she shared what she's seen in communities that have reached functional zero and those struggling to take the last step. She shared her vision of treating homelessness as a complex, solvable problem, and how moving from static to dynamic data is key to identifying and addressing challenges as they arise.
Along the way, we heard how philanthropy can be engaged in this framework and help communities end homelessness for all populations.
This was the first in a two-part series. In part two, we will hear directly from two communities that have reached zero – one in chronic and the other in veteran homelessness.Read more