Isaac Manchego published November 2022 | Health System Funders for Housing Justice Full-Network Meeting in Health System Calls and Convenings 2022-11-15 12:30:24 -0500
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During the November meeting of the full Health Systems network, Michael summarized the key aspects of the written (though malleable) plan for next year, which includes a bold commitment to align all our work in the direction of housing justice as articulated in our new strategic framework. As part of that work, we will discontinue the tactic of separate working group meetings on medical respite and medical-legal partnership and incorporate those topics into our broader, systems-level conversations on housing and homelessness.
Isaac Manchego published August 2022 | Health System Funders for Housing Justice Full-Network Meeting in Health System Calls and Convenings 2022-11-15 11:00:10 -0500
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The August meeting of the full Health Systems network featured Jonathan Lykes and Tashira Halyard from Liberation House. This 90-minute training covered key concepts in racial and social justice to help cultivate a common understanding that will help the Network embed equity into its ongoing work.
Isaac Manchego published June 2022 | Health System Funders for Housing Justice Full-Network Meeting in Health System Calls and Convenings 2022-11-15 10:59:50 -0500
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The June 27 meeting of the Health Systems for Housing Justice network reconvened the full network to touch base on each member’s investments related to homelessness/housing and set priorities for the next six months. Using a Zoom poll, attendees generally agreed that their favorite part of these meetings was learning from their peers, but our next priority should be developing tangible resources for the field.
Isaac Manchego published Webinar Recording: Investing in Alternatives to Law Enforcement in Webinar Recordings 2022-09-28 11:18:58 -0400
The August meeting of United Ways Partnering to End Homelessness featured guest speakers from Washtenaw County, Michigan (Ann Arbor), about their emerging crisis response program as an alternative to law enforcement.Read more
Isaac Manchego published Webinar Recording: Preventing Youth Homelessness Series: The Role of Education in Webinar Recordings 2022-09-28 09:55:16 -0400
Building off Funders Together’s February convening on prevention of youth homelessness, in addition to a September 14th companion webinar on the role of employment services, this virtual gathering dove deeper on the role of the education system in preventing youth homelessness.Read more
Isaac Manchego published Funder Call: FTEH New Strategic Framework in Webinar Recordings 2022-09-27 16:12:33 -0400
In July 2022, Funders Together to End Homelessness released our new Strategic Framework for our work as an organization and in partnership with our members. The framework is a continuation of the work we have already been doing and solidifies the pathways for our next phase in our organization’s evolution as we strive for housing and racial justice.
Isaac Manchego published Webinar Recording: Preventing Youth Homelessness Series: The Role of Employment Services in Webinar Recordings 2022-09-16 13:39:25 -0400
Funders Together’s vision for housing justice necessitates that we disrupt the systems that create homelessness in the first place, even as we lament the immediate crisis of those living unhoused right now. This is no less true in the movement to prevent homelessness among youth.Read more
Isaac Manchego published 2022 Funders Institute Recording: Cross-Systems Policy Opportunities to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness in Webinar Recordings 2022-09-06 17:03:41 -0400
2022 Funders Institute Recording: Cross-Systems Policy Opportunities to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness
In this 2022 Funders Institute session, we talked about the new opportunities for youth homelessness prevention, especially for LGBTQIA+ young people, with specific calls to action for philanthropy.
Isaac Manchego published 2022 Funders Institute Recording: Alternatives to Policing in our Vision for Housing Justice in Webinar Recordings 2022-09-06 17:03:18 -0400
This session at the 2022 Funders Institute explored the complexity of criminalization and policing in the movement to end homelessness by exploring how funders have grappled with these issues and uplifting promising models.
Isaac Manchego published 2022 Funders Institute: Funders Together's Strategic Direction in Webinar Recordings 2022-09-06 17:01:35 -0400
Funders Together to End Homelessness was excited to host our 2022 Funders Institute from July 25-27 in conjunction with the 2022 National Conference on Ending Homelessness. Attendees joined us in person in Washington, DC for a program designed to create space for deep peer-to-peer and peer-to-expert connections.
Isaac Manchego published May 2022 | Centering Investments in Community-Based Needs in Health System Calls and Convenings 2022-06-10 09:26:08 -0400
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During the May meeting of the full health systems network, we welcomed Funders Together’s new Director of Networks, Michael Durham, who brings nine years of experience on the intersection of homelessness and health. We also heard from Nancy Hanson, co-founder of The Boulevard, a medical respite program in Chicago, in addition to network members Erin Jackson-Ward (Cedars-Sinai) and Rachel Krausman (ProMedica) on their perspective of community-based partnerships.
Isaac Manchego published California Homelessness & Housing Policy Funders Network Webinar Recording: Measuring Power Building Impact on Housing Justice Policy in Webinar Recordings 2022-05-25 15:19:54 -0400
California Homelessness & Housing Policy Funders Network Webinar Recording: Measuring Power Building Impact on Housing Justice Policy
Building on our power building and shifting webinar series, this California Homelessness & Housing Policy Funders Network webinar explored the measurement component of power building strategies and how the evaluation process in itself is a form of shifting and sharing power.Read more
Isaac Manchego published Funder Call Recording: Funders Networks and Collaboratives Centering People with Lived Expertise in Webinar Recordings 2022-05-06 09:58:39 -0400
As philanthropy works to reimagine its role in the work to prevent and end homelessness, a critical part of the process is exploring how philanthropy can provide ways for people with lived expertise to be in decision-making roles.
Isaac Manchego published Funder Call Recording: Engaging Philanthropy in the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program in Webinar Recordings 2022-05-06 09:56:20 -0400
The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) is designed to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness. The goal of the YHDP is to support selected communities, including rural, suburban, and urban areas across the United States, in the development and implementation of a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness. Communities that are selected will work with their youth advisory boards, child welfare agencies, and other community partners to create a comprehensive community plan to end youth homelessness.Read more
Isaac Manchego published Funder Call Series: Centering Lived Expertise of Young People to Reimagine Systems in Webinar Recordings 2022-04-15 13:51:12 -0400
In this second session of the Youth Homelessness Prevention Learning & Action Series for Philanthropy, we highlighted the work of Think Of Us. During the February 1st convening, we had a chance in the System Involvement breakout room to meet the Chief Executive Officer of Think Of Us. Think Of Us is a Research and Development Lab for child welfare, transforming the system so that people with lived experience are at the center of designing, imaging, and building. They strategically engage projects across tech, participatory research, and state and federal partnership, driving system-wide solutions that bridge the gap between policy, practice, and people.
Isaac Manchego published Letters to the Editor: People Who Are Homeless Are Not an Investment Opportunities in Blog 2022-04-06 13:46:35 -0400
In March, the Chronicle of Philanthropy published an opinion piece that suggesting foundations could address homelessness if they viewed people experiencing homelessness as investment opportunities. The narrative used and approach the author suggested lacked awareness and understanding so Funders Together CEO, Amanda Andere, responded to lift up how philanthropy can contribute to a solution by shifting its power and resources.Read more
Isaac Manchego published Funder Call Recording: Questions and Challenges in Supporting Cash Transfer Programs in Webinar Recordings 2022-03-25 12:11:07 -0400
Cash transfer programs give people experiencing housing instability both financial support and agency to meet their immediate needs. As more funders think about how to financially support cash transfer programs, we know there are a lot of questions about implementation, buy-in and support, and capacity.Read more
Isaac Manchego published Funder Call Recording: Questions and Challenges in Supporting Cash Transfer Programs in Webinar Recordings 2022-03-23 22:13:16 -0400
Tuesday, March 22, 2022| 2:00 ET, 1:00 CT, 12:00 MT, 11:00 PT
Cash transfer programs give people experiencing housing instability both financial support and agency to meet their immediate needs. As more funders think about how to financially support cash transfer programs, we know there are a lot of questions about implementation, buy-in and support, and capacity.
The National Alliance for Safe Housing (NASH) has been convening a flexible funding peer network across the country and, in partnership with Caravan Studios, is working to create a platform and accompanying guidance to support others in advancing cash transfers. During this funder call on March 22, Funders Together we built on our January cash transfers webinar and provided an opportunity for philanthropy to dig deeper on the questions they raised during that webinar.
Our partners at NASH and Caravan Studios first talked about cash transfer pilots to support housing stability for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors from our partners, and then moderated a conversation to hear what questions and challenges funders are encountering in supporting cash transfer programs and shared challenges that providers are facing. This conversation was designed to both provide an opportunity for real time peer learning, as well as help inform the development of future resources.
- Hear what cash transfers and flexible funding support looks like for supporting the housing needs of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors
- Learn and share with other funders about common questions and challenges philanthropy faces when supporting cash transfer programs
- Help inform guiding resources on implementing cash transfer and flexible funding programs
- Moderator: Stephanie Chan, Chief Strategy Officer, Funders Together to End Homelessness
- Sarah Washburn, Director of Community Experience, Caravan Studios
- Peg Hacskaylo, Founder/CEO, National Alliance for Safe Housing, Inc. (NASH)
- Christie Bevis, Program Manager, Safe Shelter Collaborative, Caravan Studios
- PDF of Slides
- Examining the Impact of the Domestic Violence Housing First Model in California (2019) (California state)
- Evaluation Summary Report: Emergency Financial Relief Microgrants Program for Survivors of Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (2021) (New York State)
- COVID Safe Housing Capacity Building Project: Final Report (2020) (Pennsylvania)
- Flexible Funding as a Promising Strategy to Prevent Homelessness for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (2016)
- Impact of the Domestic Violence Housing First Model on Survivors' Safety and Housing Stability: Six Month Findings (2022) (Washington State)
- The Washington State Domestic Violence Housing First Program Final Evaluation Report (2015) (Washington State)
Isaac Manchego published Webinar Recording: Youth Homelessness Prevention Online Convening in Webinar Recordings 2022-02-15 12:04:10 -0500
During this kickoff convening, we were joined by Matt Morton and Anne Farrell from Chapin Hall who are working with their partners to develop, disseminate, and embed a cross-systems, national strategy to prevent youth homelessness. They have conducted extensive research and evaluation on various intersections that affect youth experience homelessness.Read more