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Webinar: Ending Homelessness: How United Ways Can Help Move the Needle to End Homelessness

Wednesday, February 5 | 3:00 pm ET | 2:00pm CT | 1:00pm MT | 12:00pm PT

United Way Worldwide is organizing a webinar for United Ways across the country to learn about best practices in ending homelessness. We know that it's possible to homelessness and housing instability, but it will take more than funding just shelters and will require investing in affordable housing, supporting evidence-based practices like Housing First, and adopting a systems change approach to our work in communities. This webinar is for United Ways who are working on homelessness and housing instability in their communities or who want to learn more about best practices in ending homelessness.


  • Amanda Andere, Funders Together to End Homelessness
  • Lauren McGowan, United Way of King County
  • Andrea Kurtz, United Way of Forsyth County
  • Susan Thomas, Executive Director, Melville Charitable Trust

Please note: This webinar is only open to United Ways. If you have questions about your eligibility to participate, please email Matthew Aliberti, Director of Foundations and Grants at United Way Worldwide: [email protected]

How to participate: Please register for this webinar by clicking here. Participants who sign up will receive a link to join the webinar after they have been approved by the webinar administrator.


February 05, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4pm
Matthew Aliberti ·

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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