A national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to homelessness

Webinar: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness: What Can We Do in Houston?

Local funding partners (private, corporate, & individual philanthropic donors) are invited to learn more about:

What research tells us about LGBTQ youth, 
Why Houston was selected as a priority city and what this designation means, 
Where the Houston community stands in the planning process, and
How local funders can support effective solutions.

This interactive session will include speakers from the Technical Assistance Team leading the local efforts and national funders already engaged in supporting work around LGBTQ youth homelessness. Speakers include:

The session will leave you with:

More knowledge about the issue and local initiative, 
Language to educate board members about effective solutions to the problem, and 
Answers to your most pressing funding questions around this issue.

Please RSVP by September 12 to Jennifer Wagner at [email protected] or 713-623-0515.

This event is hosted by Funders Together Houston, The Frees Foundation, The Montrose Center, The Simmons Foundation, and True Colors Fund.

September 16, 2014 at 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Jennifer Wagner · · 713-623-0515

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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