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United Ways Ending Homelessness

This year in conjunction with the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness, Funders Together will be hosting a convening for United Ways working to end homelessness in their community. This event will provide an opportunity for United Ways to come together and learn from one another. This event will also serve as an opportunity to discuss a possible ongoing Funders Together United Way working group.

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If you are interested in attending the 2016 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness you can register by clicking here

*Registration for this event is open to all United Ways. Registration for the conference is not required. 

Please note the change in time. This event will take place from 1-4pm on February 17th.

February 17, 2016 at 1pm - 4pm
Oakland Marriot City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
United States
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Jennifer Olney ·

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-Christine Marge, Director of Housing and Financial Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles

I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

-David Wertheimer, Deputy Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

Funders Together has given me a platform to engage the other funders in my community. Our local funding community has improved greatly to support housing first models and align of resources towards ending homelessness.

-Leslie Strnisha, Vice President at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Our family foundation convenes local funders and key community stakeholders around strategies to end homelessness in Houston. Funders Together members have been invaluable mentors to us in this effort, traveling to our community to share their expertise and examples of best practices from around the nation.

-Nancy Frees Fountain, Managing Director at The Frees Foundation

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