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Co-Sponsored Webinar: Health and Homelessness System Integration: Philanthropy’s Role

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 | 10am PT

After over a year in crisis response mode, health and homelessness systems are poised for greater integration than ever before. The covid-19 pandemic demanded new partnerships, innovative approaches, and increased flexibility. Now, with vaccines widely available, we have an opportunity to take a reflective moment. How can we build on the lessons learned over the past year to improve coordination and integration across systems in a more intentional way? Building on last quarter’s SCG Health Funders conversation on Changes to Medi-Cal in a Post-Covid World, join Southern California Grantmakers for a deep dive into the opportunities that have surfaced at the intersection of health and homelessness, and ways philanthropy can play a supportive role going forward.


  • Heidi L. Behforouz, M.D., Medical Director of Housing for Health (HFH), Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

  • Jennifer Vanore, PhD, President & Chief Operating Officer, UniHealth Foundation

  • Cheryl Winter, Senior Program Manager, Corporation for Supportive Housing Los Angeles

Co-sponsored by: Southern California Grantmakers, Funders Together Los Angeles, and Funders Together to End Homelessness

Click here to register for the webinar

September 01, 2021 at 10:00am - 11:30am

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  • Lauren Samblanet
    published this page in Programming 2021-08-05 15:58:06 -0400

We joined Funders Together because we believe in the power of philanthropy to play a major role in ending homelessness, and we know we have much to learn from funders across the country.

-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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