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Webinar: Removing Barriers for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Wednesday, March 20 | 1pm ET | 12pm CT | 11am MT | 10am PT

Building on a project to “cover the map” with lawyers serving veterans experiencing homelessness, the ABA Homeless Youth Legal Network is collaborating with Equal Justice Works to fund a cohort of legal Fellows dedicated to removing legal barriers in an effort to support youth experiencing homelessness. The current mapping of existing legal services for youth has only identified about 30 providers servicing minors, in just over 20 states, which leaves more than half the county without legal services programs for youth experiencing homelessness. 

Join us as we explore the importance of eliminating obstacles and increasing legal services for this population. During the webinar, we will discuss how funders can support this important work to help remove barriers for youth seeking to secure identification, school enrollment, housing, employment, and much more. 

Casey Trupin, JD from Raikes Foundation will moderate a panel of representatives from the American Bar Association, Equal Justice Works, the Family and Youth Service Bureau, and Homeless Persons Representation Project. 

Please RSVP below if you are able to attend. We look forward to an engaging discussion! 

Please note: This webinar is only open to members of Funders Together, private funders, United Ways, and philanthropy-serving organizations. If you have questions about participating, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, at [email protected]  

If you are not logged into the Funders Together website, times are in eastern time. If you are logged in, time should reflect your current time zone.

March 20, 2019 at 1:00pm - 2:15pm
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Russell Johnson Meredith Zahirovic Demetrius Pierson Yali Lincroft Christopher Wiggins Amy Denhart Nancy Bigonette Ellen Clear Lia Martino Alex Simon-Fox Debbie Reznick Aimee Hendrigan

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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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