Tuesday, April 21 | 2:00pm ET | 1:00pm CT | 12:00pm MT | 11:00am PT
We know that housing stability is closely tied to criminal justice involvement and employment. If we want to achieve true justice, we need to ensure that people’s justice involvement doesn’t affect their employment or housing, and that systems are set up to help people succeed and thrive.
In this webinar, Heartland Alliance will talk about three of their initiatives: READI Chicago, which is working to reduce gun violence involvement; Onboard Chicago, which is an employer-focused strategy to incorporate trauma informed care in the workplace; and a multiyear advocacy campaign aimed at omnibus legislation to eliminate permanent punishment for criminal records.
Foundations for Employment and Housing, Funders Together’s community of practice, learned about these Heartland Alliance initiatives at the end of 2019 and thought it would be useful for other Funders Together members to hear how other partners in the field are working on housing issues from different systems. We invite you to join this webinar to learn:
- About racial equity and the intersection of criminal justice involvement, employment, and housing
- How Heartland Alliance is bringing people with lived experience into their work and using this expertise to inform policy
- How funders can support policy reform in their own communities and support organizations working at the intersection of multiple systems that intersect with housing stability.
- Quintin Williams, Field Building Manager, Heartland Alliance
- Floyd Stafford, Community Program Manager, Heartland Alliance
Please note that participation in this webinar is limited to private funders, including foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs). If you have questions about your eligibility to register, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs at Funders Together to End Homelessness.