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Local Learning Opportunity - Homelessness Innovations: Are Known Solutions Informing NYC’s Response to Youth Homelessness?

In New York City, more than 62,000 people, at least 23,000 of whom are children, fill municipal shelters every night. Join your funder colleagues in New York for a discussion of innovative solutions and current opportunities to increase housing stability and ultimately end youth and young adult homelessness in the city, hosted by Philanthropy New York and Funders Together to End Homelessness.


  • The elements that made for a successful campaign to end chronic veteran homelessness in New York City, and how to adapt them to address homelessness among other populations;
  • The intersectionality of homelessness and other social issues and how housing stability can improve outcomes in health, education, justice reform, and inequality;
  • The innovative solutions and best practices that are improving housing stability and ending homelessness across the country and in New York City;
  • The role philanthropy plays in shaping and supporting efforts to increase housing stability and significantly reduce homelessness.


Learn more and register at https://philanthropynewyork.org/event-calendar/homelessness-innovations-how-nyc-s-crisis-response-being-informed-known-solutions.

If you are not a member of Philanthropy New York please reach out to Jennifer Olney. The registration fee will be waived for Funders Together members.

February 06, 2018 at 9:00am - 11am
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10036

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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