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Local Learning: Promoting Change: Solutions for Women at the Intersection of Homelessness and Gender-Based Violence

Oakland, CA| Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | 12:30pm - 6:00pm PT 

Co-Hosts: Blue Shield of California FoundationConrad N. Hilton FoundationDowntown Women’s Center 


California has the single largest population of women experiencing homelessness in the nation, a majority of whom experience gender-based violence. Please join us in this intersectional conversation focused on advancing solutions to a growing crisis.

Hosted by the Downtown Women’s Center, Blue Shield of California Foundation, and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and Funders Together to End Homelessness the philanthropic community will have the opportunity to hear how public private partnerships are leading transformational change.


  • Amanda Misiko Andere, Chief Executive Officer, Funders Together to End Homelessness
  • Amy Turk, CEO, Downtown Women’s Center
  • Cristina Cortes, Partner, Enfuse Action Collaborative LLC
  • Debbie Chang, President & CEO, Blue Shield CA Foundation
  • Dr. Jason Kyler-Yano, Principal Researcher, Enfuse Action Collaborative LLC
  • Dr. Sofia Herrera, Director of Research, Planning, and Policy at Hub for Urban Initiatives
  • Erin Scott, Executive Director, Family Violence Law Center
  • Kara Zordel, CEO, Community Forward SF
  • Krista Colon, Public Policy Senior Director, CA Partnership to End DV
  • Laura Lull, CEO, Rainbow Services
  • Rebecca Jackson, Vice President of Rentry and Public Affairs, Community Forward SF
  • Samantha Batko, Senior Fellow at Urban Institute
  • Sonia Moldavon, Vice President of Strategy & Programs, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Tomiquia Moss, California Secretary of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency


Please RSVP for this event by using the registration button below. Registration is through the Downtown Women’s Center. The event will take place at the Blue Shield of California Headquarters (601 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94607)

Register here for the Re-Entry Webinar

March 19, 2024 at 12:00pm - 6pm
Blue Shield of California Headquarters
601 12th St
Oakland, CA 94607
United States
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  • Jack Zhang
    published this page in Programming 2024-02-21 15:56:43 -0500

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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