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Webinar: Voices of Youth Count

In November, researchers from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago released Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America, a summary of findings from their groundbreaking, multi-component study, Voices of Youth Count, on the extent and nature of youth homelessness in America. Understanding the scope and prevalence of youth homelessness is critical, as intervening in homelessness and building stability during adolescence will have a lifelong effect.

Join Dr. Matthew Morton, Research Fellow at Chapin Hall, to learn about his team’s research and findings. Aimee Hendrigan, Vice President of Programs, at Melville Charitable Trust, and Katie Hong, Director of Youth Homelessness at Raikes Foundation, will weigh in on how grantmakers can take the lead in making ending youth homelessness a priority in our country.

The research brief and one-page overview are available at http://voicesofyouthcount.org/brief/national-estimates-of-youth-homelessness/.

This funder-focused event is open to foundations, United Ways, individual philanthropists, philanthropy serving organizations, and invited guests only. Please contact us regarding requests to extend an invitation. 

January 30, 2018 at 1:00pm - 2pm
Klare Shaw Jade Eckels Linna Hanson Christy Prahl Amber Joiner-Hill Jon Thaxton Jennifer Teunon Amy Casavina Hall Krickette Wetherington Kristin Aldana-Taday keely kiczenski Nancy Wolanski Angela D'Orazio Amy Denhart

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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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