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Preventing Youth Homelessness Series Webinar: The Role Of Healthcare

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 | 2:00PM ET, 1:00PM CT, 12:00PM MT, 11:00AM PT 

The combination of many failed systems causes people to lose their housing, including the healthcare industry and its complexity of insurance and the patchwork of so-called safety-net programs.  

Join this discussion to explore the range of intersections between youth homelessness and healthcare, focusing on health policy that would improve young people’s housing security and what healthcare providers need to support young people at risk of homelessness. Ample time will be dedicated to group discussion with attendees, so come prepared to discuss your own funding at this intersection.  

This webinar series is a continuation of a February convening on the prevention of youth homelessness. View the September editions on the roles of employment and education.   

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the insurance landscape and health infrastructure affecting youth and young adults experiencing housing insecurity.  
  • Describe how health care providers (hospitals, FQHCs, etc.) can screen for housing insecurity and connect people to housing resources  
  • Understand the distinct health needs of LGBTQIA+ young people 
  • Define at least one strategy funders should consider related to youth homelessness and health 


  • Aruna Krishnakumar, Health Center Director - Brooklyn, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
  • Barbara DiPietro, Sr. Director of Policy, National Health Care for the Homeless Council  
  • Michael Durham, Director of Networks, Funders Together to End Homelessness (moderator)

How to Register:

Funders Together staff will approve your registration, and you will receive a unique Zoom link to join this webinar. To register for this webinar, please use the register button below. 


Register here for the Re-Entry Webinar


Please note: Participation in Funders Together programming is limited to private funders, United Ways, philanthropy-serving organizations, and/or members of Funders Together. Public funders, government employees, and staff at organizations where grantmaking is not the primary function are not eligible to participate. If you have any questions about your eligibility to participate, please contact Michael Durham, Director of Networks.    

November 29, 2022 at 2:00pm - 3pm
Michael Durham · · (617) 245-0314 x102

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  • Jack Zhang
    published this page in Programming 2022-10-14 14:57:12 -0400

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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